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Three days of onsite music coming to Solano County Fair

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The Solano County Fair Association (SCFA) has announced that in addition to the planned virtual “The Fair is on the Air” programming, three days of onsite music and fair food have been added to this year’s fair festivities.

SCFA Board of Directors President Manny Angel explained, “Our virtual fair programming will go on as planned, but SCFA wanted to celebrate the reopening of Solano County with the addition of onsite activities that are exciting, fun, and most importantly, safe.”

Angel continued, “Using our drive-in concert format, SCFA will be offering 3 days of live music beginning at 5 pm on Friday with The Delfonics continuing on Saturday with a Juneteenth Celebration and performances by Lakeside and Slave. Finishing on Sunday with the Vallejo Show n’ Shine Cruise-in car show.”

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Solano County Fair again goes virtual

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The Solano County Fair Board of Directors could debate whether to return to a pre-pandemic actual fair until the cows come home. In the end, only the livestock auction will be in person and the rest virtual June 17-20.

“There was quite a bit of back-and-forth discussion. I don’t want to say it was an easy decision. It was a prudent decision,” said Mike Iokimedes, executive director and CEO of the fairgrounds.

Wednesday’s decision during the board’s monthly Zoom meeting wasn’t cut-and-dried, Iokimedes said, with an eye on the governor’s June 15 target date of easing COVID-19 restrictions in California.

Board of Directors president Manny Angel researched the possibilities and surmised that the fair “wasn’t going to happen” for the second straight year, Iokimedes said.

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