Dixon May Fair 2014

Oldest parade marches to oldest fair in California

By From page DMF5 | May 04, 2014

DIXON — Thousands of spectators will be on hand Saturday, May 11, to witness 138 years of history as the annual Fair Parade organized by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce makes its way to the Dixon May Fair, California’s first fair.

The parade theme is “Delta Breeze” to match the fair’s theme, so expect to see a few boats being rowed down the street with the help of human feet.

The parade includes everything from marchers to floats to antique and customized automobiles. An annual attraction is the Dixon Recology Drill Team and it wouldn’t be a parade without the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Odd Fellows or the PT Cruisers car club.

Even the most lowly of duties is turned into a fun and frolicking activity as the “EP Patrollers,” comprised of children in costumes, follow each of the mounted horse units with wheelbarrows and shovels to keep the streets clean for the rest of the participants.

The Dixon May Fair Parade starts at 9 a.m. First and C streets and continues to the Dixon May Fair at 655 S. First St.


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