When they say Tuolumne County “Has It All”, that now includes a gold ribbon at the 2002 California State Fair.
The county’s elaborate display, titled “Tuolumne County Has It All,” is a top prizewinner. This year, 52 of California’s counties competed for gold, silver and bronze ribbons.
The Tuolumne County display at Cal-Expo’s California Building features an animated, talking gold miner sitting in front of a large display of products found or produced in Tuolumne County, including turkeys, apples, wine, and honey.
The county’s recreation aspect is also well represented in the display with mountains, two waterfalls and a skier in the snow. The Tuolumne County Visitor’s Bureau and contract builder Richard Bay of Sacramento coordinated the display’s design. The display is sponsored by Tuolumne County. The booth is staffed daily.
Calaveras County’s booth garnered at Bronze Ribbon Award this year.
Each county’s display is evaluated for content, marketability, craftsmanship and creative use of products, produce, artifacts, technology, animation and or special effects.
Judging took place August 15 by a panel of five judges. Announcement of the people’s choice award will be made Sept. 4. The California State Fair runs daily in Sacramento through Sept. 2.