72nd Annual Tulelake Butte Valley Fair - September 7-10, 2023
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Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Parade

Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Parade Grand Marshals

John and Louise have been married for 42 years and the Crawford Family’s “Fair Roots” run pretty deep. In 1968 John rode on a float in the Tulelake parade just days after returning home from a tour of duty in Vietnam. That same year Louise had the Grand Champion lamb and a couple of years later was Grand Champion sheep showman at the Klamath County Fair. In 1980 John’s mother, Ruth Mary, was appointed to the board of the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair and served into the 1990’s. Son Bryce and Daughter Shyla both raised swine and earned Showmanship awards during their years in 4-H. Louse was the 4-H swine leader during those years. Louise led a delegation of 4-H kids to the 4-H Congress in Washington D.C. in 2004. In 2005 Shyla was Tulelake’s Fair Princess. John and Louise have been loyal supporters of the Livestock Auction for many, many years.

John’s daughter Jana Carrington, a Chico State graduate, is a teacher in Burlingame, California. Granddaughter Samantha is a junior at Burlingame High School and granddaughter Katherine is a freshman at Purdue University. Louise, Bryce, and Shyla are all graduates of Oregon State University and John attended the University of Oregon, The family’s “Civil War” is never ending.

John and Bryce, along with John’s brother Rob and nephew Matt, operate Crawford Farms and Cascade Farms which is the family’s organic division. Bryce and wife Ashley have four little “Crawford Boys”, 6-year-old triplets Bryson, Gavin, and Easton, and 2-year-old Logan. Shyla is the Wholesale Manager for Roxy Ann Winery in Medford, OR.

John and Rob have farmed in Tulelake their entire lives growing: grain, potatoes, onions, alfalfa, and until recently, peppermint. The peppermint was grown and processed in cooperation with the Leo and Mike McKoen families. The Crawford brothers are also owner-members of Cal-Ore Produce.

John is a proud “Life Member” of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association and has been fighting the Klamath Basin’s “Water Wars” for more than forty years. He was President of the Klamath Water Users for four years and is serving his 40 th year on the board of directors of the Tulelake Irrigation District. He is currently President of that board. He has always tried to deal with the conflict using only one weapon, “The Truth”. With the farm in capable hands, John and Louise can spend more time traveling and enjoying life. Enjoying life to them means grandkids and dogs for Louise and fishing for John.

Fair Theme for 2022: American Grown Traditions

The Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Parade is one of our favorite traditions that takes place during fair week! It is always the Saturday of the fair and begins at 12:00noon. The parade begins at the corner of Main St. and Modoc St. and continues down Main Street until they reach the fairgrounds. Anyone is welcome to enter the parade and show your community support!

There are categories for individuals, groups and organizations of all kinds. The parade is a great place to promote your organization or campaign as there are hundreds of spectators from all across Modoc, Klamath and Siskiyou Counties that come to watch the parade. You can also win cash prizes and ribbons!

Please click on the link below for the entry form and join us for the 2022 Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Parade!

2022 Entry Form

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