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About Us​


We are a group of Calistoga residents passionate and committed to preserving the historical Napa County Fairgrounds, recreational area, and open space. 


Provide assistance to the City of Calistoga in the procurement and restoration of the Napa Valley Fairgrounds, recreational areas, and open space from Napa County.  This may be achieved through activities including, but not limited to fundraising and grant procurement.

Who We Are

Founders of Friends of the Napa County Fairgrounds (all volunteers)

Molly Towey, Treasurer, Co-Founder

Alexis Shoemate, Co-Founder

Scott Atkinson, Co-Founder

Julie Elkeshen, Secretary

Stephen Schmid, General Counsel


We are looking for volunteers: historical data researcher, golf course water researcher, TOT researcher, grant writers, letter writers, social media person, volunteer coordinator, canvassers, and signature gatherers. Please let us know if you'd like to volunteer and what role you're interested in. 

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