The 2020 Siskiyou Golden Fairground is looking for virtual entries for photography, fine arts and arts and crafts. Because of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, entries are online only and must be completed by 5 p.m. on July 24 to be eligible for this year’s competitive exhibits.

“Because we cannot take the entries live at the fairground all entries will photographed and judged virtually by our judges,” said Siskiyou Golden Fair CEO Cliff Munson, “I like to think of it as taking lemons and making lemonade!”

To help junior livestock exhibitors with market projects, the fairground is planning a grading event with livestream and live auctions so that all buyers can participate. Juniors with market livestock are also required to have entries completed online by July 24 at 5 p.m.

Current circumstances dictate that the fairground will not be open to the public and all events will be limited to exhibitors, volunteers and the staff needed to host a successful event. All auction buyers will be pre-registered and entry will be by invitation only.

For the junior livestock exhibitors with market animals the fair represents a culmination of months and in some cases years of hard work. Through livestock projects junior exhibitors gain animal husbandry knowledge as well as responsibility, time management and problem-solving skills that last a lifetime. The Board of Directors and Staff are committed to recognizing the hard work of our youth and will work closely with the Junior Livestock Auction Committee to help these youth complete their projects. Watch for more updates in the weeks ahead as to the process that will be used and how our community can help support the young people with market livestock projects. Please stay healthy and strong Siskiyou County.

For more information, contact the fair office at (530) 842-2767 or info@sisqfair.com.