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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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”) …


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, …


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 …


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 …


Fair highlights for Tuesday

Today’s highlights at the Spokane Interstate Fair: • Horse O-Mok-See competition, 9 a.m., Horse Arena;


Spokane fair highlights

Today’s highlights from the Spokane Interstate Fair: • Butter churning demonstration, 10 a.m., Steam & Gas Area;


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


Cool weather no hindrance to interstate fair patrons

Director Rich Hartzell was “a little bit worried” that Friday’s opening of the Spokane County Interstate Fair was too good to be true, but the day’s worst wrinkles were on …


A fair first day

Director Rich Hartzell was “a little bit worried” that Friday’s opening of the Spokane County Interstate Fair was too good to be true, but the day’s worst wrinkles were on …


Pig racing, monster trucks join fair lineup

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 …


Discounted fair tickets now available

Discounted preseason tickets for the 2010 Spokane County Interstate Fair are on sale and will be available at the discounted price through Sept. 9. The fair will be Sept. 10 …


Fair deadline looms for food contestants

The deadline for entries into this year’s Spokane Interstate Fair is Aug. 10. There are three nationally sponsored contests at this year’s fair that offer money beyond the usual ribbons …


Deadline is nearing for your fair entries

This rainy, cool spring has provided ample time for perfecting those blue-ribbon recipes. Now get some props for incredibly flaky crusts, steady decorating techniques or even tasty gluten-free goodies.


Interstate fair taking shape

This year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair will be an “ag-venture,” but it won’t be dangerous. No criminally committed mental patients will be allowed to attend, Director Rich Hartzell said Friday …


Escape of Eastern State patient during trip to fair leads to suspensions, demotion

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, state …


Eastern State Hospital workers disciplined in Paul escape

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September 2009 escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, …


Paul escape prompts release-restrictions law

OLYMPIA – A bill sparked by the escape of an Eastern State Hospital patient during a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair was signed into law Wednesday. House …


County may raise fair admission

Going to the fair would cost more this summer under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider at 2 p.m. today. The commissioners also plan to act on Assessor Ralph …


Fair attendance drops, but gate revenue up

Attendance at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair was down six percent from last year, but revenue was up, fair officials reported Thursday.


Bread winner kneads dough

Jennifer Tiegs bakes. She bakes cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies, but in her family, no one has ever had much luck with yeast. “Everything turned out like hockey pucks,” …


Winning recipes from the fair

All the winning recipes from the 2009 Spokane County Interstate Fair.


Field trip for escapee flies in face of ruling

A judge ruled earlier this month that a paranoid schizophrenic killer who remained at large Friday after walking away from a supervised outing was a threat to public safety because …


Patient with violent past escapes at fair

The day after a mental hospital patient who brutally killed an elderly woman 22 years ago escaped from a group outing to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, local officials still …