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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago “Spokane Baby Is A World Beater,” trumpeted the somewhat startling headline.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


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