Awards were presented to 29 California Counties exhibiting in 2012 California State Fair. Solano County took Best of Show, but other counties followed closely.
The Counties Exhibit has been a longstanding fan favorite and continues to draw crowds of fairgoers every year who support their favorite county and cost is free.
Fairgoers have an opportunity to vote in the People's Choice Award, which will be announced on closing day, July 29.
*Best of Show Award –Solano County
* Best Content Award –Placer County
* Best Use of Produce/Products/Artifacts –Sierra County
* Best Marketing Award –Sacramento County
* Best Craftsmanship Award –Solano County
* Best Design Award –Placer County
* Best Visitor Experience Award –Tuolumne County
* Best Use of Special Effects/Animation Award –Glenn County
* Best Agricultural Presentation Award –San Joaquin County
* Superintendent's Award –Colusa County
Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Glenn County, Mendocino County, Mono County, Placer County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Sierra County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Tuolumne County
Colusa County, Contra Costa County, El Dorado County, Humboldt County, Inyo County, Lake County, Modoc County, Nevada County, San Francisco County/Alameda County/Marin counties, Santa Cruz County, Stanislaus County, Tehama County and Yolo County.
Some 30 California Counties entered in this year's spirited competition which draws a big crowd of County supporters each year to the State Fair..