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Enjoy Fresh Squeezed Fun at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Feb 5, 2019


A wide variety of family entertainment is planned for the upcoming President’s Day Weekend. The community supported Cloverdale Citrus Fair kicks off the Fair Season in California showcasing its spectacular citrus fruit displays and honoring the citrus belt that was once part of the Northern Sonoma County landscape.

The theme this year is “Making of America.” Guests are invited to a star-spangled celebration highlighting the people, ideas and events that built our nation. Speckled throughout the fairgrounds, historical exhibits will be on display including a Ford Model T exhibit; antique motorcycles; a collection of old farm tractors and a model of the Wright Flyer. 

Butler Amusements is back with thrilling rides.

Butler Amusements will return for the 41st year with thrilling rides such as the Raptor, Super Shot Drop Tower and Monkey Maze. The Outdoor Stage will feature great local entertainment all four days including the party band Funky Dozen and the Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show.

All new is a “Go West” themed Kids Zone. Little adventurers can take reins on the frontier panning for golden treasures. Dr. Goodjohn’s Magical Medicine Show will be performing on the Gold Rush Stage, bringing laughter for all ages.

Entertainment on the Family Fun Stage includes juggler Michael Goudeau, comedians Scotty and Trink, magician Diante and Sourdough Slim.

The true works of art at the Citrus Fair are spectacular three-dimensional citrus exhibits, primarily covered with citrus fruit and food products. Also, on display for the community to enjoy are gardens, arts and crafts, photography, quilts and other handmade items.

The Livestock Area brings 4-H, FFA, Grange and Independent exhibitors competing in Junior rabbit, cavy, poultry, pygmy goat and dog care shows. Families will also enjoy the Friendly Farm Ag-Venture which brings guests up close and personal to fuzzy farm friends.

Friday is Senior Day at the Fair. Senior’s 62 and over receive free gate admission. Susan Comstock Swingtet will perform classic 1940’s jazz and blues on the Outdoor Stage.

Saturday is Parade Day. The Annual Citrus Fair parade kicks off from Downtown Cloverdale at 11:00 am. It’s not too late to sign up your float, car, or just bring a group of friends and march along the parade route. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday of the Fair is Family Day. Mariachi Barragán is performing on the Outdoor Stage along with Ballet Folklorico Ireri. Also happening Sunday is the Annual Talent Show, “Cloverdale’s Got Talent.” Entries are still open for four age divisions - tiny (4-8), junior (9-12), teen (13-17) and adult (18 and over).

And if you haven’t had enough citrus, there’s also an orange juicing contest and a specialty dessert contest - Lemon Delight and Orange Surprise. Sign-up forms are available online.

There’s lots of ways to participate and enjoy the 2019 Cloverdale Citrus Fair, February 15-19. Carnival wristbands are discounted now through February 14th. Guests can also purchase admission tickets in advance at the Citrus Fair box office located at1 Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.

More information and schedule are available at or (707) 894-3992.


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