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Mother Lode Fair’s Livestock Auction This Weekend

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The Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora will be a busy place this weekend.

Ron Hamilton, Livestock Auction Committee, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Besides the traditional carnival rides and grandstand shows, the Mother Lode Fair brings a chance for kids to learn life lessons through competitions and the livestock auctions. Hundreds of students are showcasing animals this weekend.

“4-H, FFA and the Pioneers Club gives kids the speaking skills and confidence that they are going to need as they get older and go for job interviews,” says Hamilton. “Also if they are raising livestock they learn the market, and what goes into raising and selling an animal.”

The large auction is held on Saturday and smaller version on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to buy an animal. Registration tables will be near the auction event

The reception for the large livestock auction begins at 4 pm with bidding one hour later. The small livestock auction takes place Sunday afternoon with a Bar-B-Que dinner immediately following.

For more information regarding the auction this weekend, call (209) 588-3848.

The Mother Lode Fair opens today at noon and runs through Sunday at 11 PM.

For more information regarding the fair, log onto

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.

  • Mother Lode Fair Live Auction Photo taken by: Tracey Petersen