COUNTY FAIR — Carnival, live music, exhibits, magic, rodeo and more offered at Clallam County Fair
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Two-year-old twin brothers Cameron Bell, left, and Deacon Bell, both of Port Angeles, enjoy a traditional scone at the Clallam County Fair on Thursday.
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Makenzie Weston, 18, of Forks, a member of the Happy Tails 4-H Club, fills out her “pet test” form with her dog, Lulu, a Newfoundland, prior to dog judging at the Clallam County Fair on Thursday.
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Kristina Hanson, 14, of Port Angeles, a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club, walks her horse, Eclipse, to the show ring for Thursday's showmanship competition.

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

Schedule of fun
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Fair, which began Thursday, continues today through Sunday.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. and buildings at 10 a.m. at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St. in Port Angeles, with the carnival beginning at noon each day.

Buildings and exhibits will close at 9 p.m., and the carnival ends at 10 p.m. today and Saturday. The fair ends at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Here is a schedule of activities:

Today

■ 9:30 a.m. — 4-H Western Games, Grandstand.

■ 11 a.m. —Eden Valley Strummers, Sunny Farms Center Stage.

■ 11:30 a.m. — Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ Noon — Dee Coburn and the Night Beats, Wilder Stage.

■ 1 p.m. — Luck of the Draw, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 2 p.m. — Massy Ferguson, Wilder Stage.

■ 3 p.m. — Roberto the Magnificent, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cavallo Dark Knights, Grandstand; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 4 p.m. — Black Vinyl Allstars, Wilder Stage.

■ 5 p.m. — Shady Grove, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cavallo Dark Knights, Grandstand; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 6 p.m. — Massy Ferguson, Wilder Stage.

■ 7 p.m. — Roberto the Magnificent, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cavallo Dark Knights, Grandstand; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 8 p.m. — Black Vinyl Allstars, Wilder Stage.

Saturday

■ 10 a.m. — Happy Soles, Wilder Stage.

■ 11 a.m. — Olympic Peninsula Men's Chorus, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Olympic Mountain Cloggers, Wilder Stage.

■ 11:30 a.m. — Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ Noon — Logging Show, Grandstand; Grand Olympics Chorus, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Guardian Elephants concert, Wilder Stage.

■ 1 p.m. — Clallam County Junior Livestock Auction, swine arena; Aspire Academy, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 2 p.m. — The Fabulous Hayshakers, Wilder Stage.

■ 3 p.m. — Roberto the Magnificent, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 4 p.m. — Jessica Lynne Band, Wilder Stage.

■ 5 p.m. — Rodeo, Grandstand; Guardian Elephant, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 6 p.m. — Vibratones Reunion, Wilder Stage.

■ 7 p.m. — Roberto the Magnificent, Sunny Farms Center Stage; Cap'n Arrr, KidZone Stage.

■ 8 p.m. — Jessica Lynne Band, Wilder Stage.

Sunday

■ 10:30 a.m. — Tom Taylor, Sunny Farms Center Stage.

■ 11:30 a.m. — Young Fiddlers, Sunny Farms Center Stage.

■ Noon — Rodeo, Grandstand; Witherow, Wilder Stage.

■ 1 p.m. — Dean Ratzman, Sunny Farms Center Stage.

■ 2 p.m. — Fourth annual Variety and Talent Show, Wilder Stage.

■ 4 p.m. — Strait Wheelers, Sunny Farms Center Stage.

■ 5 p.m. — Demolition Derby, Grandstand.

■ 5:30 p.m. — Below the Smile, Wilder Stage.

Peninsula Daily News
NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Aug. 15.



PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Fair offers royalty, a rodeo, a carnival, live music, magic, games, exhibits, art and flower shows, and a demolition derby.

Fair Manager Shari Ioffrida expects more than 28,000 people to walk through the gate during the remaining three days of the four-day fair at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St., next to Lincoln Park and William R. Fairchild International Airport.

“We have more exhibitors and more exhibits this year,” Ioffrida said.

She said the flower show in particular is full of spectacular blooms, and there are more animal entries than in past years.

“They've told me it was a good growing year,” she said.

The gates will open at 8:30 a.m., buildings will open at 10 a.m., and the carnival cranks up at noon each day today through Sunday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for youths ages 13-17 and seniors 62 or older, and $5 for children ages 5-12.

Children 5 or younger attend for free with adult admission.

Buildings and exhibits close at 9 p.m., and the carnival ends at 10 tonight and Saturday.

The fair ends at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The 2014 theme is “Race Ewe to the Fair.”

Reigning over the fair will be Queen Mia Steben and Princesses Hannah Fritz and Hannah Gauthun.

Demolition Derby

Three full days of big shows are planned at the grandstands, culminating in the Demolition Derby at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Derby tickets are $11 each and will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds' yellow gate.

Fair admission must be paid in addition to derby entrance.

Derby organizer Jessica Little said she doesn't yet know how many cars will be entered in the derby — most of which are registered Sunday — but does think there will be an increase in entries from previous years, including both local cars and those coming from out of town.

“We've upped our payouts this year,” Little said.

Western Games

The 4-H Western Games kick off the morning's events at 9:30 a.m. today as 4-H members show their stuff with Western horse sports at the grandstand.

Cavallo, an equestrian performing arts troupe from Florida, returns to the fair with the “Dark Knights of the Empire” show.

Jousting knights

The performance includes jousting, trick riding, sword fights, a master of the whip and other entertainment with a medieval theme.

The free 40-minute show will begin today at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the grandstand.

Saturday's big features are the Logging Show and the Pro West Rodeo.

The Logging Show, which begins at noon, pits loggers — and those who think they can log — against each other in traditional tasks for prizes and pride.

Broncs, bulls and roping steers will challenge a host of cowboys and cowgirls at the Pro West Rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday night.

The rodeo will continue at noon Sunday.

Demonstrations are planned at buildings throughout the fair.

The Home Arts Building will host a train exhibit by the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders, cribbage games and crafts demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From noon to 6 p.m. each day, the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers will offer fly-tying demonstrations.

At the Exposition Hall, 4-H still-life demonstrations are planned, and the Art Barn will be the site of art demonstrations.

In the Agriculture Barn, beekeepers will show how to extract honey from hives, and other demonstrations are planned by Master Gardeners and lavender farmers.

Dog demonstrations are planned in the Dog Barn, and detection work for dogs will be demonstrated in the dog arena at 6 p.m. today.

The 4-H Dog Drill Team will show off its skills in the dog arena at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In the Rabbit Barn on Saturday and Sunday, the use of rabbits will be addressed at 11 a.m., rabbit care will be demonstrated at 1 p.m. and care of sick rabbits at 3 p.m.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: August 15. 2014 7:23AM
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