So, where can you smoke on the fairgrounds? Certainly on the paved roads and any grassy area not specifically mentioned as a prohibited area. Will we have smoke police? No. We're counting on the kind of respect and consideration residents of Plumas and Sierra counties are known for. Other fairs have folks from the health department who will point out if someone is smoking in a non-smoking area and pass out patches, gum and pamphlets. Who knows, maybe we can get that together.
I talked with someone from the Marin County Fair where they completely banned smoking on the fairgrounds. They set up a tent just outside the fence for smokers. I suggested they felt ostracized and were probably upset. She reported just the opposite. I guess it turned into the party tent and was overflowing during the event. What do you think of that?