California's Golden Fairs
This 12-part series showcases the great stories behind California's unique fairs.
California's Golden Fairs Previous Broadcasts
Alameda County Fair (Episode #109Z)
KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Huell visits the Alameda County Fair which originated in 1859 in downtown Oakland as a Floral Fair. The first modern-day Fair in Pleasanton began in 1912, and has been held annually (with the exception of the war years) ever since. The Fair's racetrack is the oldest one-mile horse racing track in America, dating back to 1858 and is still a highlight of this award-winning fair.
Monterey County Fair (Episode #110)
KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
Huell visits the Monterey County Fair and learns why this area is known as the "Salad bowl of the world," but this fair is not all about agriculture, theres plenty of good food, rides and even some wool spinners to entertain you.