Ramona Country Fair, junior fair—together again

Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.

Ramona Country Fair Committee members meet in preparation for this summer's event. Seated from left are: Dr. Bob Argyelan, Ramona Chamber of Commerce executive director, country fair chairman Bob Murray, and co-chair Sally Westbrook. Standing from left, are subcommittee members: Jon Hasz, entertainment; Jim Nau, entertainment; Heidi Sam, volunteers; Robbie Storton, Ramona Junior Fair; Jeff Becker, Ramona Junior Fair; Nancy Wiley, crafters; Lezley Knott, social media; and Robb Critney, entertainment. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.

The 4th Annual Horseshoe Tournament will be held in conjunction with the fair. This county-wide competition will be on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Main Arena.

More vendors, more hometown contests, and more entertainment will provide something for everyone, said Westbrook. Christensen Brothers will again provide carnival rides and games.

Ramona Idol will hold its finals every day of the fair.

“This event has been a staple of the fair for several years and we are excited to have them back,” said Westbrook.

Hometown Crafters will be featured with professional crafters and vendors.

Anyone wishing to be a volunteer at the fair and those interested in having a booth may contact the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at 760-789-1311 for more information.

Vendor and contest applications will be on the chamber website, ramonachamber.com.

Let’s talk entertainment

Two stages will provide music this year. In the main pavilion, name bands will be playing Friday and Saturday nights. On stage two, A Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday night.

Ramona Country Fair, presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce, is open to all community members and anyone who would like to volunteer. Admittance to the fair and all contests are free.

Reduced rates are available for all vendors to give everyone the opportunity to participate and share the fun of the Ramona Country Fair.

“Keep watch for the Schedule of Events,” said Westbrook.

Information about Ramona Junior Fair and Livestock Auction is at ramonajuniorfair.com.

For the past four years, a portion of the junior fair has overlapped with the four-day country fair, but the livestock and livestock auction portions of the junior fair have been held a week apart from the country fair. This year the junior fair livestock and auction will be held during the country fair, as had been tradition for almost four decades.

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