Demolition Derby, carnival, pig-kiss TODAY at Clallam County Fair [Photo gallery and video]
Antique machines -- A collection of old-fashioned machines and motors on display at the Clallam County Fair in Port Angeles, Wash., on Aug. 17, 2012. Collector Karen Gossage talks about her assemblage.
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Lilly, an Australian shepherd, looks happy while awaiting judging with owner Haley Gray, 16, of Port Angeles, a member of the Dogs Inc. 4-H Club. Today is the last day for the four-day Clallam County Fair.
Eight-year-old Bailey Geniesse of Sequim, a member of the Pure Country 4-H Club, strains as she pulls her miniature Polled Hereford around the show ring for judging. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
Emma Shogren, 9, of Sequim, a member of the Lamb Chops 4-H Club, pushes sheep into place against the show ring fence before going before the judges. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
Wood sculptor Ryan Anderson of Reedsport, Ore., works on a wooden owl at a display sponsored by Sunset Do it Best Hardware. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
A slice of pizza is reflected in the sunglasses of Dustin Tupper, 11 of Agnew as he dines at the fairground food court on Friday. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
Carnival-goers take a spin on the roller coaster on Friday at the fair. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
Zoe Smithson, 8, of Port Angeles struggles to keep her tractor moving during a children's pedal tractor pull competition on Friday at the Clallam County Fair. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
Ribbons wait to be awarded to the owners of winning animals by the judges. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News.
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Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. at the yellow gate entrance to the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St., for the Demolition Derby, which will roar at the grandstand beginning at 5 p.m.
Tickets to the derby cost $11 and are in addition to regular fair admission.
Today's other grandstand event — the second day of rodeo, which begins at noon — is included in fair admission.
Admission for adults is $8, while senior citizens and students 13-17 pay $6 and children 5-12 pay $5.
Gates are open today from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibit buildings will be open from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carnival rides will thrill fairgoers from noon to 7 p.m.
Ruling over the fair this year is the royal court.
Jena Chamberlin, 17, was crowned queen Thursday night and will be awarded a $500 scholarship.
The Lincoln High School junior, the daughter of Frank and Karla Chamberlin, plans to attend the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute and become a chef.
Nichole Napiontek, a 16-year-old Port Angeles High School sophomore, is the fair princess.
She will be awarded a $400 scholarship.
Nichole, the daughter of Mark and Mary Napiontek, plans either to attend the Art Institute of Seattle for graphic design and fashion or join the Navy.
At noon today, Port Angeles Light Opera Association members will perform selections from “South Pacific” at the Wilder Stage.
That stage also will be the venue for the second annual Clallam County Fair Variety and Talent Show at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Musical performances are planned at the Sunny Farms Stage, with James Gregory performing at 11 a.m. and Hazelnut Grove at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Kiss a pig
By 1:30 p.m. today, a localveterinarian will have won the chance to kiss a pig in the swine and sheep area.
The contest, in which the veterinarian with the most money donated in his or her name wins, raises funds for scholarships for graduating 4-H members.
At the Kidz Zone, the pedal-powered Tractor Pull will be at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. today.
Today's full schedule of events is available at www.clallam.net/fair.
Last modified: August 18. 2012 6:23PM