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The Motherlode Fair in Sonora is ready for fun this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Motherlode Fair Manager, Jan Hadenmeyer was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The Fair began in 1889 as the Tuolumne County Fair & Horse Show on Racetrack Road, then reinvented itself in 1938 as the ‘Mother Lode Fair’. The Fair is now situated on 25 acres, south of downtown Sonora, on Stockton Road (Hwy 49).

The Fair will run from noon through midnight on Friday and Saturday and noon through 11pm on Sunday.

Tickets prices have dropped this year to $8 for adults, $6 seniors, $4 kids (6 – 12) and children five years old and under are free. Arrive before 4pm Friday and the ticket prices are half price.

Patrons will need wrist-wraps to ride the amusement rides and they are available for half price at the Fair office until 5pm today. Friday, Saturday and Sunday they will be sold for the full price of $20.

Plenty of musical entertainment includes Lee Rocker (formally of the Stray Cats) on Sunday and upcoming country music artist Chris Janson on Friday.

The grandstand arena will feature motocross on Friday, truck-pulls on Saturday and the popular demolition derby on Sunday. 

Additionally, fairgoers will find plenty of food, exhibition booths and plenty of animals including the Junior livestock auction on Saturday at 5pm.

Black Oak Casino will be providing free shuttle service from the Wal-Mart parking lot and Courthouse Park all three days of the fair. The shuttles are highly recommended as local traffic near the fairgrounds will be busy throughout the weekend.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

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