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2014 El Dorado County Fair Demonstrations

Master Gardener Schedule

El Dorado Savings Florticulture Building

Got a problem in your garden or just want to talk about your love of gardening? Stop by the Master Gardener information table in the Floriculture building to chat with one of our volunteers.

Thursday, June 12
12:00

GARDEN SAFETY - There can be hidden dangers in the garden, including overhead/underground wires, tools, ladders, electricity & poisons causing strains, sprains & worse.  Learn to be safe!

1:00

FIRE WISE LANDSCAPE - Want to create an attractive and fire wise landscape? How to balance aesthetics and safety and create a personalized list of changes to increase chances your property and home can withstand a wildfire.
2:00 BEE KEEPING IN YOUR BACKYARD - Why El Dorado County is a great place to keep bees. When, where and how to start keeping bees. Local sources
3:00 HUMMINGBIRDS - Attracting and caring for hummingbirds in your garden year-round, including proper care of feeders and which nectar plants thrive in El Dorado County.
4:00 PRUNING FRUIT TREES - Learn to correctly prune fruit trees for the best results and great fruit production
5:00 WORM COMPOSTING - Learn how to start a worm composting bin with kitchen scraps. It's easy!
Friday, June 13
12:00 EDIBLE LANDSCAPING IN YOUR GARDEN - Do tomatoes, garlic, basil and other edibles need to be confined to a vegetable garden? Incorporating edibles into your landscape!
1:00 GROWING OLIVES IN ED COUNTY - Learn about growing olives in El Dorado County
2:00 BEE KEEPING IN YOUR BACKYARD - Why El Dorado County is a great place to keep bees. When, where & how to start keeping bees. Local sources
3:00 DIVIDING BEARDED IRISES - A demonstration of how to divide bearded irises to improve health and increase their bloom.
4:00 GARDEN TOOL SELECTION & CARE - The right tool for the right job! Tool sharp- ening, safety and considerations for edible plants.
5:00 GARDEN SAFETY - There can be hidden dangers in the garden, including overhead/underground wires, tools, ladders, electricity & poisons causing strains, sprains & worse.  Learn to be safe!
Saturday, June 14
12:00 CONTAINER GARDENING - Learn how to make an easy, portable container garden.
1:00 HANGING FLOWER BASKETS - Learn how to put together a beautiful basket of billowing blooms.
2:00 BEE KEEPING IN YOUR BACKYARD - Why El Dorado County is a great place to keep bees. When, where and how to start keeping bees. Local sources.
3:00 DIVIDING BEARDED IRIS - A demonstration of how to divide bearded irises to improve health and increase bloom
4:00 GARDEN SAFETY - There can be hidden dangers in the garden, including overhead/underground wires, tools, ladders, electricity & poisons causing strains, sprains & wors. Learn to be safe.
5:00 TOOL SELECTION & CARE - The right tool for the right job! Tool sharp- ening, safety & considerations for edible plants.
Sunday, June 15
12:00 PRUNING LANDSCAPE BUSHES & TREES - Learn pruning safety and basic pruning techniques for landscape bushes and trees.
1:00 GARDEN SAFETY - there can be hidden dangers in the garden, including overhead/underground wires, tools, ladders, electricity & poisons causing strains, sprains & worse. Learn to be safe!
2:00 BEE KEEPING IN YOUR BACKYARD - Why El Dorado County is a great place to keep bees. When, where & how to start bee keeping. Local sources.

 

Cooking Schedule

Safeway Cooking Stage in the Theater
with Gary Gilligan, Official Fair Chef

Thursday:  Senior & Kids
12:45pm Cupcake decorating & Eating contest first 15
1:30pm Ice Cream Making - first 15 teams
2:45pm Senior simple meals
4:00pm It’s on a stick!! Take a Photo
   
Friday: Teen Day
1:00pm Garden Vegetable Party with Dad
2:30pm Ice Cream Making - first 15 teams
5:00pm The Spice of Life - Discover the world of Spice
6:30pm Low Sugar cooking
   
Saturday: Day on the Green
11:30am Biscuits - it’s hot!!
12:30pm The Spice of Life - Discover the world of Spice
3:00pm Ice Cream Making- first 15 teams
5:00pm Wealth of Health -  Turkey Parmesan Sliders
6:30pm

Chocolate Lovers - S’more Cake

   
Sunday: Fathers Day
1:00pm Brunch with Dad - Salsa Verde Brunch Squares
1:45pm The Spice of Life - Discover the world of Spice
3:00pm Ice Cream Making with Dad - first 15 dads
4:30pm DIY Foods
6:00pm Locally Sourced Foods

 

Women's Defense Demonstrations

in the Theater

Friday: Teen Day  
4:00pm Women’s Defense Demo
8:00pm Women’s Defense Demo
   
Saturday  
2:00pm Women’s Defense Demo
8:00pm Women’s Defense Demo
   
Sunday: Fathers Day
Noon Women’s Defense Demo
7:00pm Women’s Defense Demo

 


Master Food Preservers

Home Arts Building
Tantalize your taste buds FREE at the Master Food Preservers booth in the Home Arts Building daily until 9pm.  El Dorado County Master Food Preservers have a variety of home preserved foods for you to sample: 

• Blackberry/ Strawberry Jam
• Pepper Jelly
• Sauerkraut
• Sweet/Dill Pickles
• Lemon Curd

If you like what you taste, you can buy the recipes for all of the samplers for just $1. Master Food Preservers are passionate about food preservation and eager to answer your questions, share stories, and give you another taste of your favorite sample! Pick up a copy of the 2014 public class schedule – all classes are free and will be at the Fairgrounds this year!

For questions about safe home food preservation or to schedule a guest speaker for organizations or clubs, call the Master Food Preservers at (530) 621-5506. For more information, visit us online at ucanr.edu/edmfp. Sign up to receive our Master Food Preservers E-Newsletter at ucanr.edu/mfpenews.


El Dorado County Historical Museum

Entrance to the Museum will be via the Fair and at no extra cost
Open:   Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 12 PM – 8 pm, Saturday 10 AM – 8pm

Our theme this year is “Remembering….” 
Come to the Museum and see what there is to REMEMBER!

Daily

Open-4:00 Local History Book signing
Open-6:00 How to Pan for Gold – Uncle Fuzzy Mason and Friends in the Museum Yard
Open-6:00 History Investigations: Research Room Open House – Research Room Volunteers
Open-7:00 New Exhibit: Remembering Parties and Proms Exhibit Talks – Pam Hupner and Heather Burnett
Open-8:00 Shay Locomotive Restoration Project in the Museum Yard, New Exhibit 40 Objects – 40 Years: Highlights of the Collection and Outdoor Exhibits History in Photographs

Thursday, June 12

12-8:00 DVD “Finding Johnson’s cutoff” & “Touch the Past – eight short history videos”
  1-4:00 Hands-on-History activities for children – Museum Volunteers

Friday, June 13

12-8:00 DVD “Wheelbarrow Johnny's Gold Rush,” a film about John Studebaker

Saturday, June 14

10-7:00 Find a Mine: Researching Historical Mines in El Dorado County – Bill Gray
10-4:00 The Lure of Gold – Jon McCabe
10-2:00 Operating Antique Engines

Sunday, June 15

12-7:00 “Narrow Gauge Railroads in El Dorado County” DVD
12-2:00 Operating Antique Engines