The 27th District Agricultural Association started purchasing property at our current location off Highway 273 the mid 1940’s, construction of buildings and barns started going up soon after. Originally the 27th District Agricultural Association did business as the Shasta District Fair. In 2016 CEO Spencer updated the dba to Shasta District Fair and Event Center to promote that we are much more than just the fair, we are also an event center for the community which is ideal to hold weddings and receptions, fundraisers, holiday gatherings, seminars, conferences, large events, etc.
In 1952 the annual fair was held in September. In addition to fair exhibits, the DAA presented a rodeo, vaudeville acts, a dance, hard top races, and various other attractions. The Fair was originally held in August, over a period of time it moved to September, then July, and now it is held in June.
Since the move from August to June the focus has moved from agricultural exhibits, due to it being to early to harvest crops, to livestock exhibits and auction. Over the years 4-H and FFA have become the backbone of our community and the annual fair. The community supports the JLA with relentless work and contribution. The Junior Livestock Association is an integral part of the Shasta District Fair.
The first Fair Manager was Joseph Speer, who held the position from 1949 to 1967. Over the last 6 decades there have been only six fair managers:
1967 – 1986 - Dom Fusaro
1986 – 1997 - Mark Campbell
1997 – 2005 - Trish Strawn
2005 – 2015 - Chris Workman
2015 - 2018 - Kerby Spencer
2018 to present B.J. Macfarlane
Shasta Historical Society