PRE-FAIR - June 25, 2016   |  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Siskiyou Golden Fair Junior Fair Board will be hosting the 2016 Pre-Fair Event at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds at 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka on Saturday, June 25th. Pre-Registration will be at a discounted rate of $5.00 per exhibitor until 5:00 PM on Monday, June 20th. After that date the registration fee will be $8.00 per exhibitor. The event will provide individuals (ages 5 to 19) with hands on showmanship demonstrations, as well as clipping and fitting demonstrations to help prepare for fair. All exhibitors will have an opportunity to show a vairety of livestock. Animals will be provided, exhibitors DO NOT need to bring their own. On the day of the event, check in will begin at 9:00 AM and Showmanship Demonstrations and Fitting Classes will begin at approximately 9:30 AM. Lunch will be included with the entry fee for the exhibitor. Additional individuals may purchase lunch for $4.00 on the day of the event. Quality Assurance Training will be held at approximately 8:00 AM and exhibitors must sign the attendance sheet to get credit for the class. All individuals must have a parent or guardian present during this event.


This scholarship is for graduating Siskiyou County seniors with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and two years involvement in the Siskiyou Golden Fair in an exhibit (livestock or still) and/or competition.


Quality Cattle and Awesome Kids Compete at 2016 Tony Nicoletti Memorial

The Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds hosted the 2016 Tony Nicoletti Memorial Jackpot Cattle Show and junior exhibitors from across the west came to Yreka to compete at the annual Mother’s Day weekend event.

The Scott Valley Bank fitting contest started off the weekend with Clara Delong, Corning and Chase Mercier, Montague winning first place in the highly competitive senior division. Second went to Mikayla Duchi, Gazelle and Austin Dowse, Grenada. In the junior division Lauren Mercier, Montague and Blakley Hittson, Yreka took the top honors with Hailey Bare, Culver Oregon and Taylor Olson, Madras Oregon winning second. Winning teams received new Andis Clippers from Sullivan Supply and prize money with second place reciveing new buckets filled with grooming products also from Sullivan Supply. “The fitting skills of these exhibitors has improved so much over the years” stated judge Bill Nicoletti, “The top end here could compete anywhere in their age division.” An added bonus for 2016 was the Belcampo Farm & Butchery sponsored hamburger and hotdog dinner with all the proceeds going to support the jackpot show. “Our jackpot show is one of the premier shows on the west coast,” stated CEO, Cliff Munson, “and it is our sponsors that keep it that way.”

Saturday morning, it was a pleasure to welcome Kody Leucherk from Lubbock , Texas  as the official judge for 2016.  The steer show was very competitive and Madison Cox, Eagle Point, Oregon walked away with Champion honors and $1000 dollars of added prize money. Reserve was won by annual contender Clara Delong, Corning and Clara was awarded the $500.00 added purse. The champion came out of the black/black cross steer division and the Reserve was the top All Other Color steer. The reserve division AOC steer was Haley Traynham of Maxwell and the reserve division black/black cross steer was shown by Hailey Bare. The English division winner was Mikayla Duchi, Reserve was Maddie Koregelos from Williams.

Judge Kody Leucherk was impressed with the quality in the heifer show. The Angus division champions were Ashley Cox from Eagle Point, Oregon and Hanna Harrison, Montague was reserve. The Hereford division champion was won Hannah Harrison and sister Hadley Harrison was reserve.
The All Other Breeds division had Clara Delong on top with a Charolais Heifer and Madison Cox was reserve with a Simmental female.

In the Commercial division Hanna Harrison won the division with a black brockle faced female and Peyton Wood, Grenada was reserve. The highly competitive heifer show culminated with Hanna Harrison winning Grand Champion with her division winning Hereford and Ashley Cox was Reserve Champion with her division winning Angus female. Both Champions received a trophy knife and Harrison won the $1000.00 added purse with Cox taking home the $500.00 purse for reserve. Showmanship winners were Austin Dowse for the 16 and older, Alexis Hernandez from  Colusa was the 13 -15 winner and Hailey Bare won the 9-12 division. The overall buckle was won by Alexis Hernandez. In the Pee Wee division Hanna Harrison took home her first buckle in what we are predicting will be a long and successful career in the show ring.

In the local show on Mother’s Day, the Mother’s Day showmanship contest was won by Danielle Smith from San Jose, California.  The local steer show was won by Lauren Mercier and brother Chase was reserve. The Heifer Champions were Austin Dowse with a Hereford female and Hadley Harrison was reserve with her Hereford.

Champion Steer
  Reserve Steer
Champion Heifer
  Reserve Heifer
Local Champion Steer   Local Reserve Steer
Local Champion Heifer   Local Reserve Heifer
Overall Showman   Peewee Showman

The Siskiyou County Fair began as an agricultural show in 1859 in Fort Jones, moved to Yreka in 1867 and became the 10th District Agricultural Association in 1926, at the current location on Fairlane Rd. The 10th D.A.A. hosted the Siskiyou County Fair until 1952 when a second fair was established in Siskiyou County, the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair. The name was changed at that time to the “Siskiyou County Fair and Paul Bunyan Festival.” In 1972, the current name “The Siskiyou Golden Fair” was selected by the Board of Directors and that name is still used today. For 157 years, our traditions, heritage, culture and history have been on display through our many and varied exhibits, contests and entertainment opportunities. Share in our showcase and “Saddle Up Some Memories” at the 2016 Siskiyou Golden Fair August 10th–14th.

The Fairgrounds are available for activities of all kinds the other 50 weeks of the year and serve as a command center for natural disasters, the base for county drive thru health clinics, weddings, family gatherings, auto racing, rodeos, ropings and horse shows. Birthday parties, dog shows, swap meets and the fair sponsored; Sportsmen’s Expo & NorCal Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championships March 11-13, The Tony Nicoletti Memorial Jackpot on Mother’s Day Weekend and the Holiday Gift Fair the Saturday before Thanksgiving

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The 10th District Agricultural Association promotes excellence in agriculture awareness through the Siskiyou Golden Fair and interim programs under a financially sustainable model..



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