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Stories tagged: Spokane County Interstate Fair

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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