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hen it comes to small-town charm in a big package, it doesn’t get better than the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Celebrating its 128th year, the fair has something for everyone of all ages. This year’s fair is an ode to the state that we all love — California. Check out the themed exhibits, events and contests throughout President’s Day weekend. The fair goes on rain or shine. Enjoy this commemorative program and visit for more details.

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Welcome to the 2020 Cloverdale Citrus Fair. With this year’s theme California Dreamin’, we will celebrate everything we love about our great state. Within a severalhours drive, you can visit the rugged Pacific Ocean, the majestic redwoods, ski slopes of Tahoe and even The Magic Kingdom itself. California is also a leading producer in agriculture, contributing substantially to feeding our nation. We’re known for our creative cuisine and spectacular, award winning wines

and craft brews. And most importantly, we are a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions. Our small-town fair brings friends and families together. Please come enjoy the entertainment, food, music and rides. I’d like to thank the Citrus Fair Board, staff and our tremendously dedicated volunteers who work so hard to put on the Fair. We couldn’t do it without you. David Ojeda 2019-2020 Citrus Fair Board President

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Grab your surfboards and get ready to hang ten. The Cloverdale Citrus Fair brings you California Dreamin’ February 14-17, 2020. And while the theme celebrates the many great things about our great state, you’ll definitely be feelin’ the beach vibes when you visit. Did you know that the Citrus Fair is the first fair of the season and also one of the oldest fairs in California? That’s right ... the Citrus Fair is 128 years old, which is pretty impressive. The first exhibition brought folks by rail to see magnificent displays made out of local citrus. While much has changed since then, your Citrus Fair

still remains the jewel of its community. Our tremendous group of volunteers is what makes the Citrus Fair possible. If you are looking for a fun way to get involved, consider helping out at the Fair this year. Positions are available in several areas including the arts and crafts building, Kid Zone, agriculture and youth livestock department and more. I look forward to creating memories with you at #CitrusFair20!

Katie Young CEO Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Parade grand marshal District, past president of the The 2020 Citrus Fair Parade Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, Grand Marshal is Mary Jo Winter. former director of Cloverdale Boys Mary Jo has lived in Cloverdale & Girls Club, funding committee since 1987, initially working as member for United Way, Hospice editor for the Cloverdale Reveille. fundraiser and event coordinator, She came to raise her family here and graduate of Cloverdale and promptly began her ongoing Citizen’s Police Academy. community support. Mary What many people don’t Jo opened her own staffing know about Mary Jo is agency, Management that in her youth she Connections, in 1991 and is performed with various still running it today. From circuses doing tightwire, 2002 to 2008 Mary Jo also unicycle and juggling acts. worked part time as a She even worked with the reporter for the Reveille elephants. As such she and has been the Cloverdale Correspondent was a guest performer on for the Press Democrat the Mickey Mouse Club’s Mary Jo Winter Talent Round-up Day. She since 2010. Mary Jo is a former vice also appeared on the Dinah president of the Cloverdale Shore Chevy Show and did a Historical Society, former member commercial for Goodyear tires. of Cloverdale Community Outreach In times of celebration or Committee Advisory Board, former emergency, Mary Jo is the steadfast rock that brings people together. director of Cloverdale Health Care

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Schedule of Events Friday, February 15 • SENIORS’ DAY

Seniors 62 and over free Gates open noon to 9 p.m. Bingo! – 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Rock on a Roll – 1 and 3 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage Professor Smart – 1:30 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Gourmet Chef Show – 2 and 4 p.m. in the Tea Room Mark & Dre Comedy Show – 3:30 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Lily Lemon & Oran Orange Contest – 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Cloverdale Citrus Fair Queen Program – 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

Saturday, February 16 • PARADE DAY

Gates open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Junior Poultry Show – 9 a.m. Junior Pygmy Goat Show – 10 a.m. ANNUAL CITRUS FAIR PARADE - 11 a.m. Orange Surprise Dessert Contest – 12:15 p.m. in the Tea Room Professor Smart – 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Wine Tasting – 12:30 p.m. in the Tea Room Summer Beach Party – 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage Gourmet Chef Show – 1, 2 and 3 p.m. in the Tea Room Mark & Dre Comedy Show – 1:30 and 3:45 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Orange Juicing Contest – 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall The HOTS – 5 and 7 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage “That’s Entertainment” Cabaret Show – 5:45 p.m. in the Auditorium Presale ticket required

Sunday February 17 • FAMILY DAY

Gates open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Junior Rabbit and Cavy Show – 8:30 a.m.

Open Pygmy Got Show – 9 p.m. The Mark & Dre Comedy Show – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Cloverdale’s Got Talent! – noon in the Auditorium Lemon Delight Dessert Contest – 12:15 p.m. in the Tea Room Wine Tasting – 12:30 p.m. in the Tea Room Professor Smart – 12:45 and 3:15 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Gourmet Chef Show – 1, 2 and 3 p.m. in the Tea Room Mariachi Barragán – 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage Ballet Folklorico – 2:30 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage Orange Juicing Contest – 2 and 3:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall “That’s Entertainment” Cabaret Show – 5:45 p.m. in the Auditorium Presale ticket required

Monday February 18 • KIDS’ DAY

Kids 12 and under free Gates open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Junior Dog Care and Training Show – 8:30 a.m. Mark & Dre Comedy Show – 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Clean Sweep – 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. on the Outdoor Stage Baby Derby – noon in the Auditorium Professor Smart – 12:15 and 2:45 p.m. on the Family Fun Stage Orange Juicing Contest – 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall Small Youth Round Robin – 2 p.m. in the Barnyard ORANGE JUICING CHAMPIONSHIP – 3:30 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall Showtimes and locations subject to change. Please check or call 707-984-3992 for updates.


Butler Amusements will return for the 42nd year with thrilling rides such as the Raptor, Super Shot Drop Tower and Monkey Maze. Carnival wristbands, fair admission and season passes are on sale now at the Citrus Fair Administration office. New this year, tickets are also available online at The administration office is located at 1 Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale. Box office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). All major credit cards accepted.

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Carnival Unlimited Rides Wristband – $30 ($25 through Feb. 13) – does not include Fair admission Carnival Ticket Book – $20 – does not include Fair admission General Season Pass – $25 (sold through Feb. 13) Senior Season Pass – $13 (62 and over — sold through Feb. 13) Youth Season Pass – $13 (12 and under — sold through Feb. 13) General Admission — $10 at the door; $9 if purchased before Feb. 14 Juniors age 6 through 12 and seniors 62 and over — $5 Age 5 and under free

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Princess Program

Citrus Fair Queen pageant

Girls age 6 to 14 have the opportunity to participate in the Citrus Fair’s Princess Program. Each Princess Program participant will participate in the dance performance during the Citrus Fair Queen pagaent.

Royalty will be at the fair on Friday night. The Citrus Fair Queen Pagaent is celebrating its 97th year. The first Cloverdale Citrus Fair Queen was Mary Bettini, chosen in 1924. She was chosen because she sold the most tickets. Since then, some things have changed. The emphasis of the Citrus Fair Queen Pageant is a scholarship opportunity. There are four young ladies participating for the crown this year: Neidi Cavillo, Emma Johnson, Jannet Martinez Reyes

This year’s nine participants include: Carissa Lopez, Priscylla Cuellar. Sophia Granados, Alexa Granados, Eliza Chavez, Addison Rose James, Kabella Cronin. Adelaide Kellogg and Grace Orsolini-Rhodes.

Lily Lemon and Oran Orange The fun starts in the Main Citrus Fair Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. with the Lily Lemon and Oran Orange program. Twenty of the most adorable 3- to 5-yearold contestants will wow you with their smarts and talent. After the new Lily and Oran are crowned, stay for the Queen Scholarship Pageant.

Neidi Cavillo

Emma Johnson

and Alexis Sanchez All of this year’s participants are seniors at Cloverdale High School. In order to participate, the contestants must be in school, between the ages of 16 and 19 and hold a minimum 3.0 grade point average. They are judged on poise and appearance in a judge’s interview and on stage. They will also participate in a talent segment. Good luck, ladies!

Jannet Martinez

Alexis Sanchez

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Culinary Demonstrations

Wine Tasting

Friday through Sunday in the Tea Room

Popping the cork on Double Gold winners

Meet some of Sonoma County’s top chefs as they demonstrate tasty fare using local, seasonal ingredients. They’ll also share tips and tricks you can use at home. Chef demos are free and include a tasting. Culinary demonstrations are located in the Wine & Culinary building (Tea Room). Guest chefs and recipes include:

Enjoy the Double Gold winners from this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — the largest competition of wines in North America! The corks start popping at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16. The tastings will be located in the Wine & Culinary building (Tea Room). Tasting tickets are available for purchase when you arrive at the fair and include a commemorative glass.

Friday, 2 p.m. Shannon Hoffmann, owner Chef of Crumb Hither Baking Lemon Olive Oil Coffee Cake Friday, 4 p.m. Joe Rueter, owner Chef of The Green Grocer Pickled Vegetables Saturday, 1 p.m. Pegi Ball, owner Chef of Pegi Ball Catering Company Lemon Curd Saturday, 2 p.m. Dawn Richards, owner Chef of Mad Batter Cakery Lemon Chicken Greek Soup Saturday, 3 p.m. Jennifer Carson, owner Chef of Sonoma Sauces Sunday, 1 p.m. Michael Bryant, owner Chef of Chef Michael Sunday, 2 p.m. Marc-Henri Jean Baptiste, owner Chef of Maison Porcella Ravioli with Lemon Cream Sauce

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Entertainment and activities for the entire family Professor Smart

Sadie the Balloon Lady

Professor Smart invites you to have fun with physics. He brings science to life with an interactive performance combining theatrical storytelling and cool demonstrations.

Look for Sadie’s colorful costumes and bright smile around the fairgrounds. She’ll make you your favorite balloon creation. She is funny and amazingly talented.

Ballet Folklorico The Mark & Dre Comedy Show

Traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics.

Action Packed Comedy (with a daring dose of dexterity) for the whole family. Big stunts, world class juggling and hilarious audience participation.

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Live music hitting the stage at the Citrus Fair Rock On A Roll A classic rock dance band that takes its influences from rock, jazz, country, blues and folk. They play tunes from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top and everywhere in between. Friday, Feb. 14

The HOTS This is not your mama’s cover band. Think Beatles, followed by Britney Spears, followed by Metallica. Sounds crazy, but it works. The HOTS have gained a reputation as a band that takes songs you know and love, and makes them come alive in a whole new way. Saturday, Feb. 15

Summer Beach Party Summer Beach Party will be playing your favorite surfer party hits from the 60s to include the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and many more. This “totally tubular” band will get the party started with Beach Boy songs like “Help Me Rhonda” and “Surfin’ USA”. Groove out at the 2020 Citrus Fair where together we will set the theme for California Dreamin’. Saturday, Feb. 15

Mariachi Baragan

Clean Sweep R&B mixed with a little Funk and a little Blues. This is a hot dance band, sure to get you on your feet. Monday, Feb. 17

Mariachi originated in Jalisco, Mexico, with the fusion of indigenous cultures with Spanish instruments and lyrics. Mariachi Baragan is a well-loved band from Santa Rosa that has a big following in the Bay Area. Sunday, Feb. 16


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Rain or shine, the Citrus Fair Parade prevails The Cloverdale Citrus Fair Parade has been an annual tradition for decades. Thousands attend this honored community event to cheer for their favorite float, marching band or equestrian group. Show off your talents and be a part of the fun. The Citrus Fair Parade takes

place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. The parade route follows North Cloverdale Boulevard, starting at West Third Street at North Cloverdale Boulevard, and ending at the Citrus Fairgrounds. The parade happens rain or shine. See you there!

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The Cloverdale Citrus Fair has planned a terrific Cloverdale Cabaret Players production. The Cabaret theme this year is “That’s Entertainment.” Guests will be transported to the bright lights of Hollywood for a tribute to film, theater and music. An incredibly talented cast has been assembled and is rehearsing to a set list that includes songs from “Footloose,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Top Gun.” Cloverdale is a tiny town with a whole lot of talent, and it’s sure to be a great show. The cabaret upped its show count this year, with performances on Thursday, Feb. 13; Saturday, Feb. 15; and Sunday, Feb. 16. Tickets for the show are sold until Feb. 7, or until it’s all sold out.

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Who’s ready for an ag-venture? Livestock Area

‘California Grown’ Kid Zone

Venture to the Livestock Area to cheer on 4-H and FFA exhibitors showing their prized animals. Youth livestock shows include rabbits, cavy, poultry, pygmy goat as well as dog care and training. The competition will culminate in Monday's Round Robin where top exhibitors will show their skills and vie for a chance to compete at the California State Fair in Sacramento this summer. Families will also enjoy the Friendly Farm Ag-Venture which brings guests up close and personal to farm friends like Harriett the Highland cow, fuzzy bunnies and a potbellied pig. Little cowboys and girls can also saddle up and take a pony ride.

The all new Kid Zone will feature a “California Grown” theme to showcase our state’s agricultural bounty. This is a great area for the littlest of fairgoers to play with a kids farmer's market, create agricultural related arts and crafts and even plant their own flowers or vegetables to take home.

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Dessert Contests

Want to test your orange juicing skills? The fair has the perfect place for you to give it a shot. On Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., as well as Monday at 2 p.m., fairgoers are able to squeeze their orange-juiceloving hearts out in the Exhibit Hall. All of the practice culminates in an orange juicing championship on Monday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Orange Surprise Dessert Contest Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12:15 p.m. in the Tea Room As part of the Citrus Fair, bakers get to show off their skills by submitting citrus-themed sweet treats for a dessert contest. Examples include Orange cake, orange muffins, orange cheesecake, etc. Lemon Delight Dessert Contest Sunday, Feb. 16 at 12:15 p.m. in the Tea Room Make a lemon inspired dessert and you could win a cash prize. Examples include lemon meringue pie, lemon tart, lemon cookies.

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