Stories tagged: Spokane County Interstate Fair
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
Nicole Wapp puts her own spin on art at the Spokane fair
At Nicole Wapp’s booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, anyone can be a painter without picking up a brush.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
This Red is no bull: Prized steer nets Cheney high schooler big bucks at county fair
Red, a 1,225-pound shorthorn/red angus crossbreed, sold at auction Sunday evening for $3 a pound, scoring Daniel Ross a hefty payout of $3,675. The high school sophomore from Cheney boasted …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Former sheriff’s mechanic turns his father’s saw into a marvel at the Spokane County fair
Nathan Thompson has a gift. Give him a howling motor and he’ll have it purring in no time. Show him a leaky transmission and he’ll shore it up. And give …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Sea lions create a splash at the Spokane County Fair
It’s not unusual to see cute critters with whiskers at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, but it is unusual to see ones with flippers.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Rob Curley: The fair isn’t about nostalgia, it’s about our community
Most of us remember our first visit to the county fair. We were little.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Spokane County Interstate Fair: Tips and tricks for your visit
The county fair offers timeless fun for the whole community. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Fifth Harmony is having a moment – and coming to the Spokane County fair
The departure of Camila Cabello in December could have spelled disaster, but the now-foursome is riding high with a new album, a much-discussed performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Vending and trending: Food at the fair offers more than fried fare
Step off the scale and into those pants with the elastic waistband. Put on a roomy shirt and comfy shoes – it’s nearly time for the 10-day Spokane County Interstate …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Fair food: Adriana Janovich samples the winners
This week marked my first visit to the Spokane Interstate Fair, which – over the weekend – held a Best Fair Food Contest. There were 38 entries, five judges and …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Fair food fuels fundraising for local clubs, nonprofit organizations
It’s positively primeval this piece of meat, all salty and smokey and weighing in at more than 1 ½ pounds. The tendons – tough, fibrous, elongated – prove tricky to …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Spokane County Fair highlights for Sat., Sept. 10
Fair Highlights for Saturday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. - Exhibit buildings open with animal judging and an antique buzz saw demonstration.Noon - Pig races and “Best Food Contest.”12:30 p.m., 4:30 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 8:57 p.m.
Fair games: Buskers play for a chance to entertain crowds
He’s standing on a piece of wood, balancing on a thick piece of PVC pipe, perched on top of a metal stool, juggling three knives. The crowd claps and Justin …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
New fair additions include ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars, Spice Traders cookoff
The Spokane County Interstate Fair opened on Friday, bringing elephant ears, racing pigs and doughnut burgers to the masses. Residents are urged to “Duck into the Fair,” which runs until …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s Interstate Fair was facing an existential crisis. It needed to raise $37,000 to pay its debts or face the loss of its fairgrounds …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago “Spokane Baby Is A World Beater,” trumpeted the somewhat startling headline.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Goat milk success flows at Spokane County Interstate Fair
Jessie Mauer started milking her own goats when she was pregnant with her daughter, Kassindra. She used the milk for infant formula because it’s healthier, she said.
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Spokane County Interstate Fair
What: Annual celebration of fall, with all thing farm, carnivals, music, rodeo, demonstrations and displays. What we like, however, is the food. Elephant ears. Kettle corn. Fresh corn on the …
Sun., June 9, 2013
Spotlight: Spokane Fair unveils music lineup
Since I rounded up a host of new concerts in Friday’s 7 section, several more have been announced. The Spokane County Interstate Fair posted its lineup of Grandstand Concerts in …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012
Fair weather entices fairgoers
Classic rock blended with screams at the Spokane County Interstate Fair as the carnival rides rocked passengers back and forth. Little children squealed as the baby goats licked their hands …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
Best of times
This year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair kicks off today. Aside from the carnival rides, farm displays, deep-fried goodies and demonstrations, there’s music. Plenty of music. The fair’s Grandstand Stage in …
Thu., July 19, 2012
Gardening: Interstate fair entry deadline fast approaching
How many of you remember entering things in your county fair? Do you remember how proud you were when you won a blue ribbon or even better, a best in …
Sun., May 27, 2012
Spotlight: Huey Lewis, Styx set to play Spokane fair
Huey Lewis and the News and Styx are among the rock acts heading to the Spokane County Interstate Fair this summer. Kicking off the fair’s Grandstand entertainment this year is …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2011
Fair ambassadors happy to lend a hand
If you need directions to an event at the Spokane County Interstate Fair this year, just ask an ambassador, a “fair ambassador” that is. Fair ambassadors serve a little-known but …
Sun., June 12, 2011
Spotlight: Familiar faces hit the lanes in ‘Thunderballs’
North by Northwest has just finished filming the Spike TV pilot “Thunderballs” in Spokane, and yes, it features a few faces you might recognize: • George Wendt (Norm of “Cheers”) …
Wed., June 8, 2011, 5:11 p.m.
Joan Jett to perform at the fair
The Spokane County Interstate Fair will feature a variety of musical acts – from Weird Al Yankovic to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – during its 10-day run in September, …
Sun., Oct. 10, 2010
Weather cited for downturn in fair crowds
Rainy weather dampened attendance at the Spokane County Interstate Fair this year. “If it didn’t rain, it looked like it was going to rain, and that had a definite effect …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010
Local fair winners share recipes for tempting cakes, breads
The Spokane Interstate Fair wrapped up its annual run on Sunday, but you can get another taste of the fun by trying one of the winning fair recipes. Three first-timers …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010
Fair highlights for Tuesday
Today’s highlights at the Spokane Interstate Fair: • Horse O-Mok-See competition, 9 a.m., Horse Arena;
Mon., Sept. 13, 2010
Spokane fair highlights
Today’s highlights from the Spokane Interstate Fair: • Butter churning demonstration, 10 a.m., Steam & Gas Area;
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
In brief: Highlights listed as fair continues run today
Today’s highlights at the Spokane County Interstate Fair: • Punch art for scrapbooking/ card-making demo, 10 a.m. to noon, Home Arts Bay 3