California’s Counties Exhibit
Year after year, the Counties Exhibits are ranked by fair visitors as one of the most popular programs at the fair! In this program, the counties have the opportunity to promote their agriculture, art, commerce, culture, ethnic heritage, history, industry, lifestyles, natural resources, recreation, and tourism by creating 3-D exhibits that represent a part of their county.
The counties compete with each other to display their counties attributes in the best way. The participating counties compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. Judging of the 2013 Counties Exhibits is Thursday, July 11. Exhibits are judged based on their content, marketability, craftsmanship, creativity, and use of technology. There are also many special awards, including awards by popular vote, such as the Peoples’ Choice, Most Educational and Most Fun.
In 2013 over 30 of California’s Counties will build displays for the fair!
Hall of Heroes
Stage Nine Entertainment Store’s 2013 feature exhibit is the world of superheroes! Hall of Heroes focuses on immersive experiences, placing you in the shoes of a super hero! The exhibit will explore the ideals and circumstances that create a super hero and push the boundary of what it means to be a super hero. “Hall of Heroes” will place you directly into the action by way of our most ambitious custom built environments ever built with a plethora of surprises around each corner!
“Hall of Heroes” will feature several themed, custom built environments that play to the topics and genre’s we will be exhibiting. Preliminary plans include:
The Hero CityScape:
Featuring five “blocks” of 20’ tall sky scrapers, the Cityscape consists of several groups of custom painted buildings complete with lights and sound. Step into the shoes of a super hero and see how your skills measure up against the various super powers that are demonstrated by different heroes! Interact with these Super Power testing stations to see how your strength, agility, problem solving and other skills measure up to superheroes!
Lots of activities and photo opportunities for you and your family at the Hero CityScape that you won’t want to miss!
The Batcave Experience:
Featuring a half scale replica of the 1960’s Barris Kustoms’ Batmobile as seen in the television series, The Batcave Experience is one exhibit not to be missed! Inside a realistic cave, the Batmobile is surrounded with props, lights, sound, info graphics and video interviews! Various movie props and artifacts from past and present major motion pictures and television shows can also be found here such as Ironman’s mask, Robin’s full costume and Thor’s hammer. Enter the Batmobile to be a part of a once in a lifetime photo opportunity! All of the components of the Batcave Experience come together to create an interactive environment that work together to tell the story of Superheroes as they have been presented throughout the decades!
This exhibit was made possible by our generous sponsor California Family Fitness!
“That’s Amazing”- A Tribute to Huell Howser
On January 7th, California lost a legend. Huell Howser, of the famed California’s Gold television program died at the age of 67. Howser had a very genuine enthusiasm for California and elevated the simple joys of living in our great state by highlighting undiscovered nuggets of California living that are often overlooked; he could take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. He contributed greatly to the celebration of the history, culture, and people of California. In an interview with NBC Los Angeles, Howser stated “I want our stories to reveal the wonders of the human spirit and the richness of life in California, including its history, people, culture and natural wonders.”
This year we created a tribute to the great Huell Howser that shows the importance he played in promoting California and its counties through his syndicated programs on PBS. The exhibit features video highlights from some of his popular California’s Gold episodes, as well as personal memorabilia he collected through his travels.
The exhibit features items from Howser’s personal collection, borrowed from Chapman University, and the University worked with us to create an exhibit that is sure to thrill and delight you! A re-creation of his production office can be found at the exhibit as well. Fans of Howser will be fascinated by the many mementos of his that our exhibit has to offer.
Wild Science Exhibit
Wild Science is an excursion into the wild and amazing world of science through dozens of highly interactive, fun and visually captivating displays and activities. This attraction was created so that families and children can experience the mysterious and entertaining aspects of science and technology in a fun and casual environment. Learning occurs through hands-on interaction with the many exhibits and displays. This year we added Mind Works, a new and exciting program, into Wild Science. Mind Works is a collection of puzzles and giant classic games that will tease and challenge the minds of all ages. This exhibit is intended to show that science and technology are not only educational but are fun and entertaining.
Thank you to our sponsors Chevron and SMUD for making this fun and educational exhibit possible!
Returning again to this year’s exhibit will be the TreeCircus and the TreeCircus Climbing Experience. The Climbing Experience will provide you with the chance to climb vertical ropes and see climbing demonstrations from professional arborists!
Your favorite events from last year will still include the ‘Healthy Communities Grow on Trees’ exhibit which will be built from recycled urban lumber, a Children’s Activity station, and the Ask the Arborist station.
New this year is a large tree as the stage back drop which has come from a local neighborhood, the tree was removed due to declining health. As kids and adults color leaves, they will be placed on the tree to share their thanks for the gifts of trees. After the fair, the tree will be milled into lumber to create a number of bird boxes. This is accomplished with the assistance of the Sacramento Tree Foundation.
The TreeCircus will feature the combined talents of extreme tree advocate and entertainer Tim Womick and world-class tree climber and arborist Chad Brey. Their energetic stage show is interactive, educational, and captivating for all ages. Also joining Tim on stage will be Professor Arbor E Tum. The Professor is a Treeture, who is a whimsical costume characters that is dedicated to entertain and educate about the environment, tree planting and care of trees.