The Siskiyou County Fair began as an agricultural show in Fort Jones in 1859, moved to Yreka in 1867, became the 10th District Agricultural Association in 1926, at the current location on Fairlane Rd, and 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 b y the board of directors and that name is still used today. In early 1973 a new mascot was created on the easel of Skip Hanna, a long time fair board member for the association. Ol’ Nugget has been welcoming our community to the fair for 40 years this year. “Ol’ Nugget’s Birthday Bash” is sure to showcase the history, heritage and culture of Siskiyou County in the longstanding tradition established by our ancestors.
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, wedding, family gatherings, auto racing, rodeos, roping and horse shows. Birthday parties, dog shows, swap meets and the fair sponsored; Sportsmen’s Expo, Holiday Gift Fair, Tony Nicoletti Memorial Jackpot and the Annual Consignment Auction.
Your Fairgrounds is here for your enjoyment!
The 10th District Agricultural Association promotes excellence in agriculture awareness through the Siskiyou Golden Fair and interim programs.