Come speak with us at The Spokesman-Review Agriculture Stage in the grange building near the rabbits! For a complete schedule of events and a map of our location, click here
A novice blacksmith holds a thin steel bar over a bed of hot, refined coals. With heat and force, hammer, chisel and vise, the metal could be many things: rustic nails, decorative hair pins, a slithering toy snake for her son. Mallory Battista, a local graphic designer working a forge at the 2018 Spokane County Interstate Fair, said the color of the metal when exposed to high heat lets a smith know the temperature of the steel they’re working with. Red is ideal, and once a piece of metal begins to turn yellow, it could begin to melt or burn up, ruining the project.
Kayla Wiggins and her llama Argento know how to win.
There are more than 300 members of the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association, which has maintained a booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for over 25 years.
The crop that dominates Eastern Washington’s landscape has made most farmers happy as wheat harvest numbers are coming in as much as 50 percent higher than average yields, officials said Wednesday.
Live from the Spokane County Interstate Fair, it’s Jeff Foxworthy!
Take it from those who love it most: The Spokane County Interstate Fair will grow on you – much like the pumpkins in the Agriculture Building.
The group participating in the 4-H Lego contest Sunday afternoon at the Spokane County Interstate Fair may have been small, but they were enthusiastic. Three girls plunged their hands into a bin of Lego parts, pulling pieces out and deciding what to make. The concepts changed a few times, but they kept working for their allotted two hours.
Despite the physicality and talent needed for rodeo, and despite fact that rodeos play on the sports cable network ESPN, and despite the steel will needed to climb aboard an angry horse or bull, and despite the practice necessary to ride a charging horse while attempting to lasso a fleeing bovine, despite all that, some people question if rodeo is a sport. But no one wonders if it’s a spectacle.
The Spokane County Interstate Fair’s grandstand stage will have a mostly country flair this year.
Our newsroom has now spent way more than “A Year in the Fields” as we’ve told the stories of the Washington farmer, and we want to talk with even more folks involved with our state’s agriculture scene. A county fair is a logical place to have those discussions.