The Butte County Fair wants you to pick the theme of the 2009 fair. The Butte County Fair is asking its community to help in naming the theme around one of Butte County’s fast growing commodity “Olives”. For example last years theme was “Go for the Gold” at the Butte County Fair. As the economy worsens the Butte County Fair wants to do its part in promoting agriculture.

The Butte County Fair wants you to pick the theme of the 2009 fair. The Butte County Fair is asking its community to help in naming the theme around one of Butte County’s fast growing commodity “Olives”. For example last years theme was “Go for the Gold” at the Butte County Fair. As the economy worsens the Butte County Fair wants to do its part in promoting agriculture.


Did you know that according to the 2007 crop report prepared by Navid Khan, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Olives account for $5,382,000 of Butte County’s Fruit and Nut Acreage, Production and Value report and ranks 14th on the 2007 Million Dollar Crops report? This up $3,952,000 from 2006 reported figure of $1,430,000. Because of this the Butte County Fair designed a contest around commodities of Butte County with this year’s commodity being the Olive industry. The deadline to summit theme suggestions is February 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.


The winner of the contest will receive $50 and two season passes to the fair. Second and Third place winners will receive two season passes to the fair. The contest is only open to Butte County residents. Slogan or theme suggestions can be mailed to P.O. Box 308 Gridley, CA 95948, dropped off at the Butte County Fair Office at 199 East Hazel Street in Gridley, or emailed to info@buttecountyfair.org Each entry must be approximately five words or less and a maximum of 10 entries per person can be submitted. No entries will be accepted that are the same or similar to other trademarked slogans and all entries become the Butte County Fair’s property to use in marketing and promotional material. All entries must include individuals name, address and telephone number.


For more information, call the fair office at (530) 846-3626 or visit our website at www.buttecountyfair.org and remember to join us in celebrating the fair August 26th through the 30th.