The Lassen County Fairgrounds is home to the longest-running community event in the county- the Lassen County Fair. The fair is wholesome family fun with activities for fair-goers of all ages. The fair features carnival rides, livestock barns, crafts, and live entertainment to name just a few of the many attractions.
The first fair started with a rodeo put on by residents of the town at the High School athletic field in 1922. The fair was extremely well received by the public and the Lassen County Fair Association was formed in 1923. Horse shows were common among county fairs and Lassen was no exception introducing a horse show in 1930. The Livestock Show operated from 1935 through 1941, but was later abandoned in World War II. The fair wasn’t held again until 1946 and has been an annual event ever since. In 1952 home economics and departments were included into the fair to add additional interest. Many of these fair traditions are carried out today including the Fair Parade and the Junior Livestock Auction.
Fair residents line Main Street in Susanville on Saturday to watch the fair parade featuring local and visiting organizations, as well as, the Grand Marshal and Old Timer of the Year. 4-H and FFA participants showcase their hard work during the Junior Livestock Show and culminates with the Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday.
For a complete schedule of events, ticket information, and grandstand events visit www.lassencountyfair.org or call (530) 251-8900.