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Cowboys and Cornbread

July 20, 2014
11am to 4pm
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
$10 per carload (up to 6 people per car) or $2 walk-in per person

Drive up, Hitch up or Giddy-up! It's time for Cowboys and Cornbread; a day-long celebration of old-fashioned fun and friendly competition at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California Sunday July 20, 2014.

The event starts off at 11am with Chili Cook Off, Cornbread and Salsa Competition, and Cowboy Church. There's a Championship Horse Show and live entertainment on stage all day, a cowboy dunk tank, candle making, pony rides, gold panning, cowboy poetry, Chuck wagon BBQ, free stage coach rides, and non stop carry' on all day. Buckaroos can get a hands-on taste of the cowboy life at the kiddy corral. Don't forget about Mutton Bustin where young cowboys and cowgirls ride sheep for fame and glory and the Pee Wee Rodeo always a crowd favorite.

This regional event brings together some of the areas finest musicians of the mouth harp to vie for cash, prizes and the best bragging rights around. Cheer on your favorite musician at the Hangtown Harmonica Championship. Try your hand at the Hangtown Horseshoe Tournament. Wet your whistle with suds, wine or moonshine.

For more information call 800-457-6279 or go to


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Whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing and camping fill the spring and summer months in El Dorado County. The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range welcomes winter visitors with pure snowsporting pleasure. Stay in one of many comfortable hotels or bed and breakfast inns. Take home souvenirs from historic towns, choose from the area's over 70 wineries or take advantage of one of the unique dining experiences El Dorado County has to offer.

For more information, call 1-800-457-6279 and ask for our free visitor's guide.

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El Dorado County Visitors and Farm Trails Guide

This indispensable guide, produced by the El Dorado County Visitors Authority and Farm Trails, is brimming with information on outdoor recreation, shopping, history, events, accommodations, farms, ranches, wineries, directions, relocation, arts and culture and more. You can download the guide as a PDF , or have a free hard copy sent to you using our online order form.



The millions of vacationers who travel Highway 50 on their way to Lake Tahoe receive just a glimpse of the agricultural diversity of El Dorado County. But there is much more to El Dorado County than just the sights from this historic road. Hundreds of farmers and ranchers produce an amazing abundance and variety of agricultural products. In spring the many types of fruit trees begin to bloom and add their rainbow of pastels to the landscape. Early vegetables such as asparagus and an array of citrus crops are available at a number of ranches. With May and June the many cherry orchards offer their delicious fruit. Mountain air, warm country hospitality and the harvest atmosphere are a tonic for visiting city residents and their families. El Dorado County has something for every taste, all year round. Click here to visit the agricultural tourism page.