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Trucks Will Rumble, Roar At Spring Fair

Fri., May 30, 1997

There’s something for everyone at the Spring Fair Spectacular, but it’s truly for those who love the smell of vehicle exhaust and the earth-shaking rumble of trucks outfitted with tires taller than they are.

The fair began Thursday and continues through Sunday at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds.

The fair’s key draw is the Motorsport Spectacular, which will feature monster truck racing, a monster truck wheel stand competition, and an ugly truck competition for local vehicles. And if you thought snowmobiles were for use on snow, be sure to catch the snowmobile drag racing - on dirt.

Chrome heaven - otherwise known as street rods - will make an appearance on some 15,000 square feet of space. Boats, RVs and cars will be on display.

The fair will also feature a carnival, an exotic animal exhibit, a petting zoo, a food court, arts and crafts, home improvement booths, and gifts and collectibles.

“I think Spokane needs a fun and exciting event in the spring,” says promoter Jim Cotter.

Admission is $5, $4 for youths ages 13-18, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and younger get in for free. One ticket is good for admission to all aspects of the fair, including the Motorsport Spectacular.

The Motorsport Spectacular will be at 7 tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.


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