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 from the Mother Lode Round-Up to the Health Fair to the Christmas Craft Festival to the Super Bowl Breakfast and to the Fair itself, as well as serving as an evacuation center for people and animals and a base camp/staging area for fires.
We are excited to partner with Mountain Meadow Productions for the November 2023 all new Thanksgiving weekend craft fair!! Please join us November 24th and 25th for the Sonora Christmas Artisan Fair. Contact the Friends of the Mother Lode Fairgrounds for information on becoming a vendor or performer at this fun new event. Click here to check out the event flyer!