All Junior Livestock Exhibitors who are planning to enter market swine, sheep and goats in the 2021 Mother Lode Fair are required to attend the Mandatory Preweigh scheduled for Sunday, May 2, 2021. Exhibitors will be assigned a time to bring in their animals for ear tagging and weighing. Exhibitors need to contact the Livestock Superintendent either by emailing email@example.com or texting 209-509-7970. Please provide the name of the exhibitor(s), club/chapter affiliation, and species and number of animals to be preweighed.
The Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors has voted to hold the 2021 Mother Lode Fair on July 1-4 with a theme of Working Hands and Cattle Brands! Staff will move ahead with planning the fair following State and County Public Health guidelines, and will include Carnival, Entertainment and Exhibits. Junior Livestock shows are being planned with a modified schedule. Follow the Fair’s website and Mother Lode Fairgrounds Facebook for updates!
Just a reminder that the Mother Lode Fairgrounds Office is closed to the public. Staff is conducting all business via phone. Call 209-532-7428 for assistance with fairgrounds business. For information or assistance with the COVID-19 testing facility, please contact LHI directly at 888-634-1123 or www.lhi.care/covidtesting, or reach out to your county’s Public Health Department.
The Tuolumne County Public Health Department has contracted with the Mother Lode Fairgrounds to relocate the regional free coronavirus testing facility to the Blake Elliott Insurance (Creekside) Building. The anticipated start date for appointments and testing is November 3, 2020. Days and hours of operation will be Tuesday – Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM.
For more information, you may contact the COVID call center at 209-533-7440.
To make an appointment for a COVID test, you can go to www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.
The Mother Lode Fairgrounds is currently serving as a Red Cross Evacuation Shelter for the Moc Fire, currently burning in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. Evacuees need to check in with the Red Cross in the Manzanita and Sierra Buildings. We also have RV spaces available in our campground.
Animal evacuees are being housed in our Livestock area under the supervision of Tuolumne County Animal Control staff.