Wednesday, 08 July 2015 18:28

Fair Implements No-Wash Policy in Livestock Areas

The Amador County Fair, in keeping with the water usage reduction programs for the State of California is implementing a no-wash policy in the livestock and horse show areas this year. While exhibitors will not be able to hose off their animals for shows and judging, they will be able to use one-gallon spray bottles of water.  


Troy Bowers, CEO, emphasizes “The health and well-being of both the livestock, the exhibitors and the public is of the utmost importance.” There will be no reduction of hand washing stations and misters will still be available for the animals that need it. Concessionaires will not be allowed to wash down their trailers and the midway will not be washed down daily as in the past. The water truck in the arena will be used only for dust control or safety needs.


The Fair is required to submit a water usage report to the State each month.  In addition to the no-wash policy, other efforts both pre- and post-Fair to reduce water consumption include limited watering of the grounds only twice a week, a transition to drought tolerant native plants, flower beds have been mulched and watering reduced by 25%, waterless urinals and water saving toilets and faucets are being installed in high-use restrooms, and repairs to the Evelyn Bishop Pond have been made to assure that water is not leaking from it.


The Amador County Fair will be held July 23-26 and discounted tickets for the Fair and carnival are available through June 22 in the Fair office and at