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Food favorites from the fair will be available at drive-thrus

Though fair attendees won’t be able to follow the smells of kettle corn and funnel cakes to their favorite food booths as they would at a typical fair, they will be able order their favorites from their cars at both the North Idaho and Spokane Interstate fairs over the next several weeks.

Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart

Excessive corrosion on a support beam caused a “catastrophic failure” of a thrill ride at the Ohio State Fair that killed an 18-year-old man and injured seven others, the ride’s Dutch manufacturer said in a statement posted Sunday on Facebook.

Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accident

Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday.

Fair Board picks Jordan as GM

The Kootenai County Fairgrounds board didn't have to look far to find its next general manager. The board has hired Alexcia Jordan, who has been the assistant general manager since February 2015, as the next leader of the fairgrounds and North Idaho State Fair.

Legal marijuana on display at Oregon State Fair

Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it’s the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.

North Idaho State Fair a romp around the world

If the mix of entertainment seems eclectic at the North Idaho State Fair next week, that’s no accident. Fair organizers went looking for attractions representing different corners of the globe to fit the theme, “The World of Fun.”

First-ever marijuana growers’ fair opens in Oregon

People flocked to Oregon’s first-ever marijuana growers’ fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.

Corn dog days of summer

Bring on the blue ribbons, corn on the cob and corn dogs. County fair season is right around the corner. And that means fair food – or pretty much anything deep-fried or served on a stick – or in the case of corn dogs, both.