On Saturday (Sep. 27), the town is hosting its 26th Annual Poison Oak Show, and promoter Jeanne Hand says attendees should pack their gloves and calamine lotion before checking out the displays.
Hand says the public is given fair warning about the poisonous plants prior to the event, and while a natural immunity to the oils is best, contestants also put yellow caution tape around their displays so bystanders dont get too close to their creations.
Ironically, one of the shows contests is the best rash category, where contestants can enter pictures of their worst poison oak rashes.
However, Hand doesnt encourage people to go out and roll around in the plant just for the sake of the contest.
She adds, We sympathize with anyone who has a rash and dont encourage anyone to get one on purpose!
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