Solano exhibit wins 'Best of Show' at California State Fair
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Solano exhibit wins 'Best of Show' at California State Fair

Sacramento : CA : USA | Jul 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM PDT
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Solano County's perennial award-winning state fair exhibit did not disappoint this year either, winning the coveted "Best of Show" award this week.

The county's Farmers Market exhibit, which features county agriculture, captured Best of Show, a Gold Award and the Craftsmanship Award at the California State Fair, which began Thursday.

The state fair operates every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through July 29 at the CalExpo Fairgrounds at 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento, the state capital. On Saturdays and Sundays, gates open at 10 a.m.

The carnival midway stays open until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission costs $12 for adults through age 61 and $10 for 62 and older. Children from age 5 to age 12 pay $8, and kids under 5 are admitted free. Parking costs an additional $10.

Solano's 2012 exhibit features a walk-through barn turned into a farm stand displaying fruits and vegetables grown in the county.

"As is the tradition for Solano County, the exhibit integrates a learning environment with whimsical characters, abundant memorabilia, twinkling lights and animated displays," county officials said.

This year's awards bring to 64 the number of major awards won by Solano's exhibits over the past 13 years.

The Solano exhibit also could be the display to beat for the fair's annual People's Choice Award, selected by fairgoers.

The state fair wraps up just days before the start of the Solano County Fair, which runs Aug. 1-5 at the county fairgrounds in Vallejo.

Nathan Salant is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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