As has been the tradition, the Plumas Sierra County Fair opens the second Wednesday in August. The 2013 edition of the fair begins August 14 and runs until August 18. Another tradition is Senior Day at the fair. Senior Day has always been the first day of the fair and gives our two counties the opportunity to honor our senior population.
Seniors from across both counties converge on the fairgrounds at high noon on opening day and enjoy a lunch sponsored by Safeway and the Plumas County Health Department. A lunch of hot dogs, chips, fruit, cookies and drink is prepared by Back Door Catering and the directors of the Fair Board. The diners are entertained by the musical duo Slim and Minnie as well as the magic of Bill Sparacino.
Seniors can check with their local Senior Nutrition sites for transportation opportunities. The first two hours of the fair are free on both Wednesday and Thursday. The admission for seniors the rest of the fair is only $4 per day.