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Crowd-Pleasing Hamilton Will Be at Dixon May Fair

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed seeing Hamilton, not to worry. Hamilton will be at the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair on Friday, May 12. Not the crowd-pleasing Broadway musical, but a crowd-pleasing scorpion named Hamilton, a resident of the UC Davis Bohart Museum of...

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Celeste, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Celeste and another scorpion named Hamilton on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer holds his two scorpions, Celeste (left) and Hamilton. Fairgoers will be able to see and photograph them on Friday, but not hold them. Scorpions are venomous. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This scorpion sculpture, made of hex nuts, is the work of Roberto Ortiz of the Dixon FFA and is displayed in the Dixon May Fair's Youth Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Hutson, superintendent of the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building, stands in front of a bee-decorated exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet Buggy, a 275-pound Berkshire hog raised by Sophia DeTomasi (shown), 10, of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club. Trying to photobomb this image is her sister Toni's hog named Bea. They share a pen in the Dixon May Fair Livestock Barn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Bugs to the Fair: From UC Davis to the Dixon May Fair

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The theme of the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair set Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14, is "Farm to Fair." But you could also say: "Bugs to Fair!" That's because the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will have a...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka
Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," are popular at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," are popular at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology changes hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology changes hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology changes hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from the Bohart Museum of Entomology are sure to draw attention at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies from the Bohart Museum of Entomology are sure to draw attention at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from the Bohart Museum of Entomology are sure to draw attention at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Did You Hear the Buzz?

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attended the 141st annual Dixon May Fair, held May 5-8, and saw the honey bee display in Madden Hall, you probably heard the buzz. In keeping with the theme, "Buzzing with Excitement," bees buzzed in the bee observation hives as fairgoers singled...

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fisheye view of the honey bee display at Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. In front is Cammie Garton, fair employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair's Cammie Garton stands by an observation hive in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon May Fair's Cammie Garton stands by an observation hive in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair's Cammie Garton stands by an observation hive in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These decorated bee boxes are the work of youths in Garry Haddon's beekeeping project, Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These decorated bee boxes are the work of youths in Garry Haddon's beekeeping project, Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These decorated bee boxes are the work of youths in Garry Haddon's beekeeping project, Vaca Valley 4-H Club, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One display featured this interactive exhibit from UC Davis:
One display featured this interactive exhibit from UC Davis: "Guess if I'm a pollinator or not?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One display featured this interactive exhibit from UC Davis: "Guess if I'm a pollinator or not?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Protective equipment--bee suits, gloves and smokers--lined a fence in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Protective equipment--bee suits, gloves and smokers--lined a fence in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Protective equipment--bee suits, gloves and smokers--lined a fence in Madden Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Dixon May Fair 'Buzzing with Excitement'

Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forget about the birds and the bees. Just think about the bees. The 141st annual Dixon May Fair, California's oldest fair, is "Buzzing with Excitement," and that's the theme of the fair, which opens Thursday, May 5 for a four-day run. Fairgoers will...

Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Conklin, standing on a ladder in Madden Hall, looks at an image of honey bees pollinating almonds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fairgoers will learn what to plant to attract bees. This display is in Madden Hall on the Dixon May Fair grounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fairgoers will learn what to plant to attract bees. This display is in Madden Hall on the Dixon May Fair grounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fairgoers will learn what to plant to attract bees. This display is in Madden Hall on the Dixon May Fair grounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Buzzing with Excitement!

Buzzing with Excitement: This is the logo that graphic artist Steve Dana  of Dixon created for the 141st annual Dixon May Fair.

That's a honey of a theme! When the 141st annual Dixon May Fair opens May 5-8, 2016 at 655 S 1st St.,Dixon,  the grounds will be buzzing, in keeping with the theme, "Buzzing with Excitement." The fair is putting the "buzz" in bees and the bees in...

Buzzing with Excitement: This is the logo that graphic artist Steve Dana  of Dixon created for the 141st annual Dixon May Fair.
Buzzing with Excitement: This is the logo that graphic artist Steve Dana of Dixon created for the 141st annual Dixon May Fair.

Buzzing with Excitement: This is the logo that graphic artist Steve Dana of Dixon created for the 141st annual Dixon May Fair.

Agricultural scenes like this are prevalent in the Dixon area. This photo was taken of a sunflower field on Pedrick Road, Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Agricultural scenes like this are prevalent in the Dixon area. This photo was taken of a sunflower field on Pedrick Road, Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Agricultural scenes like this are prevalent in the Dixon area. This photo was taken of a sunflower field on Pedrick Road, Dixon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:39 PM

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