September 9, 2010 in City

Pig racing, monster trucks join fair lineup

From Staff Reports
 
Spokane Interstate Fair

Where: Corner of Broadway Avenue and Havana Street, Spokane Valley

When: 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Sept. 18; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Admission: Ages 6 and younger, free; ages 7-13, $5; ages 65 and older, $5; and adults, $7.

Ride fees: Ride tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds or through TicketsWest; discounted unlimited ride tickets will be sold at the fair Monday-Sept. 16 for $25, or $30 on all other nights. Individual tickets can be purchased for $1, and each ride takes between 3-5 tickets.

Vroom, crunch, whoosh, moo, yum, and an old favorite, oooiiiink, will be some of the sounds coming from the Spokane County Interstate Fair starting Friday.

Director Rich Hartzell said his committee tried to give the “Ag-venture” themed event a new look this year, though they also brought back some of the classics. Pig racing is back after a three-year hiatus. About five pigs will sprint toward Oreos and Twinkies on the opposite side of the track.

New to the fair lineup this year is the Monster Truck shows on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For the first time, the grandstand will feature five days of musical entertainment. Acts include Clint Black, Bobby Vee, Collective Soul and Hinder.

All of the traditional rides will twirl, tumble and swing riders of all ages. And of course, cotton candy and deep fryers will not stop circling and dunking for nine days in the camp of food vendors. New to the fair lineup this year is the Monster Truck shows on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For the first time, the grandstand will feature five days of musical entertainment. Acts include Clint Black, Bobby Vee, Collective Soul and Hinder.

For a full list of events, visit spokanecounty.org/fair/SIF. The fair runs through Sept. 19.

Discounted entry passes are available through today at the following locations: the Spokane County Interstate Fair office; TicketsWest outlets and ticketswest.com, Safeway stores (adult and Family Paks only), Spokane County commissioner’s office in the county courthouse, Big R stores on North Newport Highway and East Trent Avenue, HAV Western Wear on Sprague Avenue, Super 8 Motel on North Argonne Road, and in Medical Lake at Village Supply on East Lake Street.

Seniors age 65 and older will be admitted free on Tuesday. Military, law enforcement and fire personnel will get in free Saturday with identification. Children 15 and younger will be admitted free Friday until 3 p.m. A Safeway youth pass is good for free admission for kids 17 and younger on Wednesday, while children 13 and younger can get in free Sept. 19 with a donation of a gently used coat for the Coats for Kids drive.


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