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Another Wonderful Fair Ends

May 21, 2024 01:01PM ● By Debra Dingman, photos by Debra Dingman
Numerous ag students including this 4-H gal seemed to enjoy telling people all about the animals they raised.

DIXON, CA (MPG) - With the traffic on A and North First Street at a snail’s pace leading to the May Fair Sunday at 6 p.m., it was a good sign that the 147th Dixon May Fair was another huge success. Despite the auto congestion  people poured in four and five-people deep to the main gates well after 6 p.m., and the fair did not end until 10 p.m.

“It was a great fair and we thank all the people who came,” said Dixon May Fair CEO, Pat Conklin. “Every fair is different so we don’t know all the numbers yet, but if we’re talking attendance, attendance was successful. There were people everywhere.”

The grounds were nearly silent by Tuesday morning except for a minimal — and very tired — staff. They did say they were looking forward to seeing us all again in 2025!

Brett Atkinson Atkinson Land Leveling

 On the left, Brett Atkinson, who owns Atkinson Land Leveling, talks with Mike Hamilton, middle, and David Dingman about one of the many tractors he had on display at the May Fair.


bronco riding future cowboys

 Future cowboys watch as a young man tries his hand at bronco riding at last weekend’s fair.


Benjamin Burnett gray rabbit

 Dixon High FFA sophomore Benjamin Burnett cuddles his gray rabbit and allowed numerous children to pet “Batman.”


Belle Teisseire Yorkshire Cross Breed

 Watching over Wilber the pig is Rio Vista 4-H student Belle Teisseire. Wilber is a Yorkshire Cross Breed that weighed 235 pounds.


May Fair Gavin Carrion FFA

 Dixon FFA student Gavin Carrion shows his steer at the May Fair.


Debee Lamont Diana Davies Madden Hall

 For many years now, local friends Debee Lamont, left, and Diana Davies act as watchful monitors of the Fine Arts Division in Madden Hall which includes beautiful quilts.


goat

 This goat was not only shampooed and trimmed, but he was made available for children to enjoy petting him.


Dixon High School FFA Hannah Zindroski May Fair

 Dixon High School FFA student Hannah Zindroski unloads her three rabbits for the May Fair judging last Saturday.



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