When you think of special fair events, what comes to mind? Frog jumping? Ugly Dog Contest? Ugly Baby Contest? (No one has done that one yet, but I would love to see it!) We currently have several kooky ideas on the burner to help make us stand apart (which means make more money to be self sufficient). But one is a "go". Snowmobile Drag racing will make its debut at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds on July 23. That's right, you can watch people drag race their snowmobiles on the grass in the middle of summer. Lots of camping, food, beer, hot machines and maybe even a bikini contest. Keith Barnett and Kenny Chance are working their ends off on this event, which is primarily a fundraiser for the fair and off road access for snowmobile enthusiasts. Check out www.sierraaccess.com to see what that is all about. It sounds like there are already hundreds of competitors ready to show, so put this on your calendar. Look for more information here or in the newspaper.
John is the CEO of the Plumas Sierra County Fair. He lives in Portola and has been coming to the Fair in Quincy since he was a young boy. Chipper has allowed his name to be used in the title of this blog, but the viewpoints are all John's.