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Angels Camp, CA — The final event of “Rope, Ride and Ribbit” got underway this morning.

2012 marks the 85th year of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. The theme for this year’s event is, “Pride in our Past, Faith in Our Future.”

Fair CEO Laurie Giannini expects around 40,000 visitors at the fairgrounds this weekend. Today’s highlights include the Saddle Queen competition and Miss Calaveras Scholarship Pageant.

The saddle queen contestants are Cassidy Davis, Natalie Harp, Krista Maisch, Rachelle Snitchler and Kimber Truelock. Up for Miss Calaveras are Alexis Anderson, Christina Bernal, Brittany Cox, McKenzie Garcia, Allyson Guthrie, Taylor Mossa and Amanda French.

Events will continue through the weekend, and culminate on Sunday with the International Frog Jump and Destruction Derby.

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“Rope, Ride and Ribbit” has been used to describe the three big events in the Mother Lode this May, the Mother Lode Roundup, Amgen Tour and Calaveras County Fair.