Fun At The Fair: Chico's Silver Dollar Fair In Photos

May 25, 2015

The Ferris wheel towers over hundreds of fair goers, games and concession stands at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23. The fair, located in south Chico, occupies 63 acres of land on Fair Street. In addition to many rides, attendees were privy to livestock auctions, high dives, comedy, juggling and magic shows.
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Thirteen-year-old Tyler Job looks over his pig Sig before it's his turn to be bid on during the junior livestock auction. Job had has Sig since it was 80 lbs. It weighed in over three times that before the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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Stephanie Peoples, 17, and Shelby Pate, 17, check on their sheep Mary and Nova before they are auctioned off in the Cassady Pavillion at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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Les Heringer, 65, looks for bids as a ringman during the livestock auction at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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Ron Palmer, 76, serves as an information announcer for the Silver Dollar Fair for over 20 years. The cost to get into the fair is $9 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 6 to 12 and free to children under 6. Coupons for rides cost $1 each, but all-day passes are also available for purchase.
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Two-year-old Daniel Gonzales takes a break from the rush of the fair and the heat of the sun inside an empty photo booth at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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Dandy Souvenir's Adrian Robles, 31, shoots bubbles for passersby at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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Henry Curtis, 4, holds onto his horse on the carousel after nearly falling off from waving to his parents at the Silver Dollar Fair on Sunday, May 24.
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Two-year-old Lukas Bakke sits on the lap of his dad, Uriah, as he homes in on a chocolate and vanilla swirl soft serve at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23. The fair also offers more curious treats like lobster fries, deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes and corn dog pizza.
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Gabriel Fontes, a gaming attendant, hopes his teasing turns passersby into players while he works at the Silver Dollar Fair on Sunday, May 24.
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Katie Shadwick, 27, holds her niece Annyka Drobenyuk, as she struggles to keep drink water using a straw at the Silver Dollar Fair on Sunday, May 24. In addition to vendors who sell cold water bottles, there are also free water fountains available.
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Jake Boeger, 4, refuses to dismount off of his pony after his turn is up at the Silver Dollar Fair on Saturday, May 23.
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The Silver Dollar Fair’s carnival area hosts pendulum rides, roller coasters, slides, tilt-a-whirls, and swing rides.
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Emma Hawker, 11, takes on the Wacky Worm ride with ease at the Silver Dollar Fair on Sunday, May 24.
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After a long day at the fair, sixty-year-old Darrel Clark takes a break from the commotion near the Mardi Gras themed hall of mirrors at the Silver Dollar Fair on Sunday, May 24. On the final day of the fair, May 25th, there will be a demolition derby in addition to the attractions enjoyed throughout the weekend.
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