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Sunday, 08 September 2013 10:59
MADERA -  Where can you buy a goat for $33 a pound? The Madera Fair Junior Livestock Auction brought out the agriculture community to support the kids of the FFA and 4H and the community did not disappoint.

The school kids sold their animal projects and some collected belt buckles for grand champions and showmanship. Last year the fair set a record for the amount of money raised to support these projects. This years numbers are not available yet. If you missed the auction you can still come out and place bump bids to help out.

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Madera Fair Hosts 1700 Third Graders & Scotty McCreery Rocks Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 September 2013 08:43

MADERA - Over 1700 third graders from the school's of the Madera Unified School District descended on the Madera Fairgrounds for Kid's Day. The kids went through the buildings and visited the lions and tigers and lizards. Oh my.

The folks from the Jamie Oliver Big Rig Teaching Kitchen showed the kids which foods to eat for a healthier lifestyle. The kitchen is at the fair all week and the instructors are putting on cooking demonstrations for parents and kids.

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Madera Fair Kicks Off With Los Lobos Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 September 2013 23:24

MADERA - The Madera Fair kicked off it's 2013 season Thursday with cheerleaders, barbeque and Los Lobos. The gates opened at 5pm, as it will tonight, to crowds of cheerleaders taking the stage for dance offs.

Local clubs like the Breakfast Lions, who have been feeding the kids out at livestock all week, and Pan American fired up their grills for burgers and tacos. In fact if you are looking for the best food value at the fair, the Breakfast Lions Club has a cheeseburger combo meal for only $4 with chips and a drink.Plus the Breakfast Lions have the cheapest soda at the fair. A can for one dollar.

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Slug Bug in Madera: VW Spring Fest 2013 Print E-mail
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Sunday, 28 April 2013 16:20

MADERA - If you were anywhere near the Madera Fair Grounds Sunday you probably have a very black and blued arm from all the "Slug Bugging" going on in the area. A few hundred vintage Volkswagen enthusiast descended on the fair grounds to celebrate everything air cooled at the 2013 Madera Spring Fling.

There was a car show with nearly every model of vintage and modern Volkswagen on display. Over on the grass venders were selling everything from cars and car parts to t-shirts and hats. There was even one booth with vintage toys and Coca-Cola items. And lets not forget the VW Hot Wheels Drag Racing for the "kids".

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2012 Old Timer's Day Parade Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 September 2012 19:53

MADERA - The 81st annual Old Timers Day Parade stepped off Saturday morning in downtown Madera. The event, sponsored by the original Madera Kiwanis Club, has taken place in Madera since 1931 (except for a few years for a World War). This years parade had 57 entries, which included bands from Madera and Chowchilla schools and of course politicians.

This year's Grand Marshal was Tom Schoettler who, along with his wife, were driven in the parade by their son Kenny. Mr. Schoettler is the owner of Schoettler Tire and has been a long time support of youth sports and Madera High School. The King and Queen for this years parade was Mr. Bill Wood and Mrs. Lorraine Ocheltree.
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