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Hispanic Day Planned at the Dixon May Fair

Sunday at the Dixon May Fair will feature entertainment with a south of the border twist.

For years, Mother¹s Day Sunday at the Dixon May Fair has been a beloved tradition for Hispanic families from Solano County and beyond.

Thousands of people will be at the fairgrounds on the final day of its five-day run to listen to Hispanic music on the Pic Nic stage and see family and friends.

Once again, Angie Balderas and her company, Adelante Media ­ which operates the radio stations Gran D 94.3FM and Latino 97.9 FM ­ have worked with the Dixon May Fair to organize the entertainment for Hispanic Day. 

"Angie Balderas has done a fantastic job putting together the acts for the whole day," said Richard Persons, the Dixon May Fair¹s interim CEO. "Hispanic Day is a great tradition at the Dixon May Fair and we are really looking forward to it this year."

The mariachi always performs at the fair¹s main gate and will hand out 2,000 roses to the first 2,000 mothers who enter the fair. Mariachi America¹s newest member is just 5 years old, and is known for his "falsete."

Dean Labadie, owner of Strelitzia Flower Company, has been providing the roses for the giveaway every year in partnership with the radio stations. He brings the flowers to the fair fresh from Half Moon Bay just for the occasion.

The Hispanic Day schedule at the Dixon May Fair includes:

Gate Entrance:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ­ Mariachi America
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ­ Dinorah

Main Stage (Pic Nic Stage at the north end of the fairgrounds)
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ­ Mariachi America
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ­ Principes Del Pacifico
3 p.m. to 3:34 p.m. ­ Komandos de la Sierra
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ­ Tamborazo del Valle
5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. ­ Amanecidos
6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. ­ Conjunto Nueva Ola
7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ­ Ely Quintero
8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ­ Dareyes de la Sierra
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Alerta 0

The Dixon May Fair will open the evening of Wednesday, May 9 and entertain thousands of visitors through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13. The fair will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the other four days.   For more information, visit www.dixonmayfair.com.

Carlos Villatoro May 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Good to see the May Fair offering this style of music! Should be fun!

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