Friends of the Fairgrounds

The Friends of the Mother Lode Fairgrounds was created for the purpose of supporting and promoting the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Several years ago California State funding for the Fairgrounds was significantly reduced. Community support is now needed for the Fairgrounds to continue offering the largest venue for events in Tuolumne County. Think of all the events held at the Fairgrounds: Mother Lode Rodeos to Health Fairs to the Celtic Fair to the Super Bowl Breakfast to the Fair itself plus many more.

Projects Completed by the Friends Of the Mother Lode Fairgrounds

  1. Purchase of a large refrigerator for a building.
  2. Wi-Fi improvements in the RV Park.
  3. Cash funds for improvements: $5,000.
  4. Fair time flags.
  5. Grounds improvements.
  1. Fencing and additional Wi-Fi improvements.
  2. Rocking of portions of the RV road.
  3. Purchase of baby changing stations for restrooms.
  4. Donated funds to complete the new livestock sound system.

Join the Friends Of the Mother Lode Fairgrounds

Please fill out and mail in or drop off at the Fair Office the following application. You’ll feel good about it, and you may have a chance to help with an event. The “Friends” organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM in the Creekside building at the Fairgrounds.

Dedicate a Brick For a Friend, Relative, Your Family or Your Business

Here is great opportunity to honor people who were or are active in the Fairground’s activities. The bricks are described in the following poster and application. The bricks are located near the livestock area near the creek. Drop by and take a look. These funds are used for Fairgrounds improvements.

Dedicate A Brick

Friends Of the Mother Lode Fairgrounds Board of Directors

  • Leslie Collier
  • Kim Helmbold
  • Marge Kiriluk
  • Sharon Smales

Contact information: Kim Helmbold 209.509.7970