The North State Kiwi Fest, set for June 1-3 at the Butte County Fairgrounds will feature a vast amount of entertainment, sure to draw anyone looking for a fun- filled weekend at very little cost.
The Midway of Fun Carnival will kick off the event Friday at 4 p.m., along with the Food Court featuring corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. Be sure to purchase whole day discount carnival wristbands at the fair office, Mac's Hardware and Rental, Casa Lupe Market, Wheeler Ranch and Feed in Biggs and El Ranchito in Live Oak for $20 through Wednesday before the price goes to $25. The carnival will run with rides never seen in Gridley before on Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 11.
Western Heritage Rodeo's Calcutta Dinner on Friday night at Butte Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., is nearly sold out and $25 tickets can be purchased at the fair office.
Jake's will be open from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday night with entertainment by High Noon.
Saturday will be a fun filled day from 11 to 11 with the Carnival open during that time for plenty of fun for those with a whole day wristband, the Kiwi Specialty Stand open from 11 to 7 and of course a big draw that day will be the North State Train and Hobby Show in Expo Hall for $2 admission and plenty to see and admire with at least 20 vendors filling this large venue. Also that day will be at least six different Ham Radio Clubs represented on the Flower Bowl lawn from 11 to 5 p.m.
The Gridley Museum will hold a special Yard Sale at the corner of Hazel and Fairview as part of this big weekend event starting at 8 a.m. Saturday so be sure and come support your museum.
A Classic Car Show is being planned by Brian Bassett of Legend Soundworks and will bring many beautiful cars vying for trophies and receiving dash plaques at the Courtyard grass area from 1 to 4 p.m., registration starting at 11:30 a.m., for just $10.
A Gridley High 2019 Sober Grad ice cream fund raiser will be at one end of the "kiwi green" concession building with the other end supporting the Gridley Gators with their Loaded Baked Potatoes and Nachos served all day Saturday. Please support these very important fund raisers. It is not to late to sign up for Gridley Gators, please visit www.gogridleygators.com. The Gators promote water safety and are a competitive team that enjoys lots of family involvement.
A High School Challenge from the Gridley High School Key Club is going out to local high schools called "Kiwi on A Spoon" which will be from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday at the Expo Plaza between the Flower Bowl and Expo Hall.
The Barbarian Rugby teams are hosting six different matches from noon to 5 p.m., on the East Rugby Pitch behind the grandstands and Fair Idol Qualifying Competition will be held on Jake's Stage from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact the fair office at 846-3616 or call Kari Wheeler at 693-1777 to sign up.
Line up early for the Western Heritage Rodeo in the arena from 7 to 9 p.m., as this is going to be an action packed event by some very talented riders thanks to Organizer Tyson Heusser.
Finishing off a packed Saturday will be the amazing Amanda Gray & Whiskey Savage in Jake's with plenty of room for dancing.
"You can't have a better time for nothing," exclaimed Butte County Fair CEO Steve Kenny regarding this jam packed weekend.