Glenn County Fair, in Orland, California, takes place May 18, 2016 and ends in May. This County Fair event is sponsored by Glenn County Fair Association and will be located at Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 East Yolo Street.
The Glenn County Fair in Orland, California is an annual event occurring in the summer during the third week of May. The events take place over a huge 46 acre venue, where locals and tourists gather for five days, filled with food, drink and entertainment. Participants have a variety of events to take part in, everything from livestock shows to auto racing and even weddings. A popular event held each year is a beauty contest where one lucky contestant will be crowned Miss Glenn County. There is plenty of excitement to be found, including circus acts and bull riding. There is also a scale model railroad where children and adult alike love to ride around and explore the entire fairgrounds. Awards are presented recognizing locals for great achievements and great service to the community, as well as competition based prizes for many of the sporting and livestock events.
The highlight of the festivities for many is the Demolition Derby. The Derby is a contest where participants bring a previously painted car and have it judged for the best paint job. Next the cars are all started and the participants are to smash into their opponents in a controlled area. The winner of the Derby is the last car left running. This exciting event draws a massive crowd, encourages friendly competition, and leaves the winner with great prizes and a trophy to take home.
Food is plentiful as dozens of concessionaires are set-up around the fair. Local vendors offer their own specialties including hundreds of different snack and meal items. Adults looking for a cool beer or a relaxing glass of wine during the festivities can choose from many designated areas located all across the venue. Full RV service is available right on the fairgrounds, so many adventurous tourists will drive to the fair and stay for the entire event, truly making the most of this fantastic celebration of family, friends and community.