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August 10-12, 2012 • Jefferson County Fairgrounds • Port Townsend A publication of the Peninsula Daily News

Celebrating the 75th county fair!

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County Fair

See what Jefferson County residents have grown, sewn, baked and created for all to admire at the county’s 75th fair. The fair offers entertainment for the entire family, with exhibitors, vendors, entertainment and plenty of activities.

Fair Hours

H  Friday, Aug. 10: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. H  Saturday, Aug. 11: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. H  Sunday, Aug. 12: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend any of the prefair events Monday through Thursday. There is no admission cost for pre-fair events. For everyone’s safety, please leave your pets at home. No pets are allowed on the fairgrounds (except service animals). Anyone found with a pet will be asked to leave without a refund. Parking is free.

Fair Office

Entrance: 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend Phone: 360-385-1013 Email: Website: Facebook:


Gate Admission Prices: (tickets purchased at Main Gate) H  Adults: $6 H  Seniors (65+): $5 H  Students: (13-17): $5 H  Children (6-12): $2 H  Children 5 and younger: Free ON THE COVER: Draft horses; homemade jams, jellies and preserves; Jefferson Healthcare intern Kate Handler extinguishes a fire as part of the East Jefferson FireRescue’s fire extinguisher training offered at the 2011 fair.

Military discount: $1 off regular admission for all active military and family with current ID. Saturday Salmon barbecue: $10 (noon – 3 p.m.) Sunday Beef barbecue: $8 (11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Season Tickets

Three-day tickets include admission to each day of the fair and the Sunday Beef barbecue. Cost is $13 for tickets purchased in advance, or $15 at the gate. Season tickets may be purchased in Port Townsend at the Jefferson County Fair Office, Bank of America, Don’s Pharmacy, Penny Saver, Port Townsend Community Center, Port Townsend Paper Company, QFC and Safeway. They are available in the Tri-Area at CHS, Inc., Chimacum Cafe, Hadlock Building Supply, Nordland General Store, QFC, Chimacum Chevron and The Big Pig Thrift Store.

2011 Rhody Royalty Emma King (in back) and Carley Lundgren.

Advance Tickets

Discounted advance purchase tickets and presale family packs may be purchased at the Fair Office until Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. H  Single Day Admission Ticket: $4 H  Family Pack 1 (12 single day tickets): $35 H  Family Pack 2 (2 season tickets, 6 single day tickets): $40 H  Family Pack 3 (2 season tickets, 9 single day tickets): $45

Turn to Page 11 to find out how you can get in on the 75th fair celebration.

For just $10, enjoy a down-home SALMON BARBECUE at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St. in Port Townsend, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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Schedule of events Schedule subject to change. Please check building for any changes.

Gates open — tickets go on sale! Fair Restaurant open (closes at 8 p.m.)

8:30 a.m.

Entry: 4-H Cats and 4-H Dogs vet check

9 a.m. •

Grounds close to public

Saturday, Aug. 11 •

Gates Open — Tickets go on sale

Fair Restaurant open (closes 8 p.m.)

Open Class Beef Show Begins (Covered Arena)

8 a.m.

8 a.m.

(4-H Building)

9 p.m.

8 a.m.

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4-H/FFA Beef Show begins (covered arena) 10 a.m. • National Anthem • 4-H Horse Color Guard • Buildings and grounds open to public • 4-H Cat Show: fitting and showing, type, costume, cage decoration. Vote all day for your favorite cage decoration. (Cat Building) • 4-H kitchen activities, demonstrations and 4-H In Action times

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posted (4-H building) 4-H Dogs — 4-H in Action (Dog Barn) Home Arts demonstrations all day

10:30 a.m. • •

Shady Grove (small stage) Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull

10:30-11:15 a.m. •

Noon •

Ongoing activities for kids (Horticulture Building) Noon-6 p.m. • Rubber Ducky Races (Small Animal Barn) •

Lee Tyler Post (Small Stage)

1 p.m. •

Creative Critters (Horticulture Building)

11:15-11:45 a.m. •

Kids garden hats (Horticulture Bldg)

12:30 p.m.

4-H Horse events: English Eq/ Saddle Seat, English Pleasure

11 a.m.-12 p.m. •

4-H Horse Events: Hunter Hack, Cross Rail, Eq over Fences (Horse Arena)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. •

Sheep to Shawl demonstration (Goat Tent) 11 a.m. • 4-H/FFA and Open Sheep Show begins (Covered Arena)

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull • 4-H/FFA & Open Dairy Show begins (Covered Arena) • Kids leaf rubbing (Horticulture Building) • Drying your crops/fruits, vegetables and herbs (Horticulture Building) 1:30 p.m. • 4-H Horse: Groom Squad (Horse Arena)

2 p.m.

10 a.m.

• National Anthem • Buildings and grounds open to the public • 4-H Cats on display (Cat Building) • Vote for your favorite cat • 4-H Kitchen Activities, Demonstrations and 4-H In Action times posted (4-H Building) • 4-H Dogs - 4-H in Action (Dog Barn) • Home Arts Demonstrations all day • 4-H/FFA and Open Goat Show begins (Goat Tent)

10 a.m. • •

Troy “T Bone” Lucas (Small Stage) Dahlia Demonstration (Horticulture Building) 2:30 p.m. • Happy 75th! Hot Dog Party (Dining Room)

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3 p.m. • •

Jerry Breeden, ventriloquist (Small Stage) Judging activity (Cat Building) Iris Demonstration (Horticulture Building)

3:30 p.m. •


Save hundreds on spas during sale

9 a.m.

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull 5 p.m. • Dukes of Dabob (Small Stage) • Free Kids Bingo (Cat Building) • 4-H Horse Drill Team (Horse Arena) 5:30 p.m. • Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull 6 p.m. • 4-H Jerry Getz Awards (Horse Barn) • Duck Tape Workshop (Home Arts) 7 p.m. • Jerry Breeden, ventriloquist (Small Stage) • Cat Knowledge Bowl (Cat Building) 7:30 p.m. • Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull

8 p.m. •

4-H Leader of the Year Presentation

Jerry Breeden, ventriloquist (Small Stage) 4-H Horse Drill Team performance (Horse Arena) 4-H Dog Fitting & Showing (Dog Arena)

10:30 a.m. • •

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull 4-H Horse: Dressage (Horse Arena)

11 a.m. to noon

Creative Critters (Horticulture Bldg) 11 a.m. • 4-H Dog Fitting & Showing (Dog Arena) • Lego Contest (Home Arts Dept) • Kids Garden Hats (Horticulture Building)

11:30 a.m.

N2O (Small Stage)

Sheep to Shawl Demonstration (Goat Tent)

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Noon to 6 p.m. •

Rubber Ducky Races (Small Animal Barn) Noon • Rowdy Refs (Tent) • Feline Good Citizen (Cat Building) • On going activities for kids (Horticulture Building)

12 p.m.-3 p.m. •

Salmon BBQ (Picnic Area)

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Magic Carpet Ride (Small Stage) Kids Leaf Rubbing (Horticulture Building) Drying your crops/fruits, vegetables and herbs (Horticulture Bldg) >>

1 p.m.

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Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull 2 p.m. • 4-H Horse: Gaming (Horse Arena) • Dahlia Demonstration (Horticulture Building) • 4-H Horse: Western Games (Horse Arena) • Olympic Rainshadow Hunt and Retriever Club Demonstration (Dog Arena)

2:30 p.m. •

Balloon and ice cream party (Dining Room) Sponsored by Enclume Design Inc.

3 p.m. •

Jerry Breeden, ventriloquist (Small Stage) • Rowdy Refs (Tent) • Free Kids Bingo (Cat Buildings) • Iris Demonstration (Horticulture Building) 3:30 p.m. • Washington State Draft Horse Pulls (Main Stage)

4 p.m.

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4-H Horse Drill Team Performance (Horse Arena) • Lad & Ladies Lead-Wool Contest (Goat Tent) 6 p.m. • 4-H Horse Costume Contest (Horse Arena)

6:30 p.m. • • • •

Shady Grove (Small Stage) 7 p.m. Kids’ Demolition Derby (Main Stage) 4-H Cat Knowledge Bowl (Cat Building) Master Showmanship Contest (Covered Arena)

7:30 p.m. •

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull

9 p.m. •

Grounds close to the public

Sunday, Aug. 12 8 a.m. • •

Gates Open — Tickets go on sale Fair Restaurant open (closes at 1 p.m.)

Free kids craft activity (Cat Bldg)

8:30 a.m.

Lee Tyler Post (Small Stage)

9 a.m.

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt

5 p.m.

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The Greatest Kids Show on Dirt!

4:30 p.m.

Entry: Open Class Cats and vet check

Open Cats Exhibitor meeting (Cat Building) continued on Page 9 >>

>> During the Jefferson County Fair’s “Greatest Kids Show on Dirt,” kids of any age have the opportunity to ride the mechanical bull. There is no cost, and little cowgirls and cowboys will be outfitted with chaps and a cowboy hat.

Greatest Kid’s Show on Dirt All 3 Days WA Draft Horse Pulls Sat 3:30pm Main Stage Magic Carpet Ride Performing Steppenwolf Sat 1pm Small Stage

4x4 Mud Drags Sun 11am until done

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers Sun 3pm Small Stage

No animals allowed (except service dogs and exhibits) on the grounds. For everyone’s safety please leave your pets at home. Anyone found with a pet on the grounds will be asked to leave without refund. Thank you

Admission Adults (18-64) $6.00 Seniors (65+) $5.00 Students (13-17) $5.00 Children (6-12) $2.00 5 & Under Free Pre-Season Ticket $13.00 Gate Season Ticket $15.00 FREE PARKING


Jefferson County Fair • PO Box 242, 4907 Landes Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-385-1013 • •

Fair Hours Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm Sunday 10am– 6pm

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Entertainment Lineup Ranger on violin and Dave Stewart on mandolin.

Jerry Breeden, Ventriloquist Small Stage Friday: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. He will also be strolling the grounds both days. Jerry and his cast of characters are hilarious. His show features multiple characters performing comedy routines, musical celebrity impersonations and magical illusions.

Magic Carpet Ride “The Music of Steppenwolf”

The Rowdy Refs Family Fun Show

Small Stage Saturday at 1 p.m. The band’s primary focus is on performing a set of Steppenwolf ’s greatest hits, giving the audience the very same intensity as the original line-up of Steppenwolf did in its peak of existence in the late 1960s and early ’70s. For those who can’t see John Kay and Steppenwolf perform, Magic Carpet Ride is the only other band out there keeping the legend of Steppenwolf alive.

Tent Area Saturday: noon and 3 p.m. Plus magic classes throughout the day Saturday. It’s a fun show where kids and adults compete in wild and crazy contests, just like on television. Audience members of all ages willingly accept the challenge to wrap themselves in rolls of toilet paper, take a pie in the face or stuff inflated balloons in their clothes — all hoping to beat the clock and win a prize.

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers


Small Stage Sunday at 3 p.m. Ranger and the Re-Arrangers evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe or a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on “gypsy jazz.” Intriguing melodies played vigorously on stringed-instruments give them an acoustic, driving sound. Their hand drummer adds a world rhythm beat. The band features two outstanding jazz improvisers,

Small Stage Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Ventriloquist Jerry Breeden

Small Stage all 3 days Check stage for show times. T-Bone’s high-energy show combines songs from the past as well as country hits of today.

Lee Tyler Post ‘The Gypsy Troubadour’ Small Stage Friday 12:30 p.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m. His style is a mix of acoustic soul, roots, rock Americana and southern blues. Lee calls it “rock ’n’ soul.”

Dukes of Dabob Small Stage Friday 5 p.m. The Dukes are a fair-time favorite with their combination of swinging Dixieland, traditional jazz and blues.

Shady Grove Small Stage Friday 10:30 a.m. Saturday 6:30 p.m.

N2O is driven to recreate the classic sounds of rock ’n’ roll’s golden age. The band’s seasoned entertainers bring together a unique combination of high energy, tight vocal harmonies and driving rhythm to create a whole body musical experience.

Troy “T-Bone” Lucas

Troy “T-Bone” Lucas


Shady Grove delights its audiences with a wide variety of fun and lively folk songs from the 1960s, including favorites of the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four. This all-acoustic group features strong three-part vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin and upright bass. >>>

Lee Tyler Post

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Brian ‘Buck’ Ellard and Brad Jefferson

Small Stage Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Buck’s show is a pleasant walk down memory lane with some brand-new streets along the way. His show is simply a must see.

Blue Rocket Music Small Stage Sunday 12:30 p.m.

Blue Rocket Music is a performance-driven band. They are there to entertain with both their music and showmanship. The sets include a combination of up-tempo blues, rockabilly, some country and a splash of Americana.

The Greatest Kids Show on Dirt

“Got Bull” (beside the tent area) Friday: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. All kids who have ever wanted to be a bronco rider, here’s your chance — complete with chaps, cowboy hat and a rodeo clown to show you the ropes.

4 x 4 Mud Drags Main Stage — Sunday 11 a.m. until done

Kids’ Demolition Derby

Main Stage — Saturday 7 p.m.

Barrel racing takes place in the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Horse Arena from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Draft Horse Pulls Main Stage — Saturday 3:30 p.m. Be sure to see these amazing horses from the Washington Draft Horse Pullers Association in action.

Barrel Racing Sunday Horse Arena —11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dukes of Dabob

Shady Grove

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Ducky Races held all weekend Who will have the fastest rubber duck at the Jefferson County Fair? Find out at the Rubber Ducky Races, a 4-H fundraiser held all weekend long in front of the Small Animal Barn. Races will take place throughout the day. Three people at a time will race a rubber duck down 10-foot gutters filled with water. The object of the race is to blow through a straw, leading your duck to the end of the gutter — quickly. The trickiest part is getting your duck to the end in an upright position. If your duck flips over, you can start again. Cost to participate is 50 cents for each race, and everyone gets a prize. Each participant chooses and names his or her duck, and each race will be timed. Then at the end of the fair, you can see if you had the fastest rubber ducky at the fair. The races are a 4-H fundraiser for Critter Co-op Rabbit and Cavy 4-H Club.

TO SEE SOME REAL DUCKS, just go inside the Small Animal Barn. Ducklings and chicks will be there for children to pick up and pet. Of course, fair-goers can also look at and learn about the adult chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals that have been entered in the fair as they walk through the barn.

<< Malia Gifford of Port Townsend blows a rubber duck to the finish line during last year’s races. Photo by Charlie Bermant


TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME. View vintage photos. Play a game of checkers. Play a game of darts.


“Buy” some penny candy.


Add a piece to the ongoing puzzle. Or just sit a spell and visit with friends and family!



Port Townsend Paper Corporation is a proud supporter of the Jefferson County Fair!

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Ongoing activities for kids (Horticulture Building) Open Llama Show (Goat Tent)

12:30 p.m.

10 a.m.

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Brian Ellard (Small Stage) 4-H Dog Judging Contest

Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull • Best Jam & Jelly Contest (Home Arts Department) • Kids lavender cache (Horticulture Building) 1 p.m. • Fiddle Contest registration (Yesteryear Building) • Cupcake Decorating Contest (Erickson Bulding) 1:30 p.m. • 4-H Feline Groom Squad Activity (Cat Building) • Fiddle Contest (Yesteryear building)

Best Jam & Jelly Contest entries accepted. Judging to follow (Home Arts Department)

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Vote for your favorite cat poster (Cat Building)

2-5 p.m.

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National Anthem Buildings and grounds open to the public 4-H Kitchen activities, demonstrations and 4-H in Action times posted (4-H Building) 4-H Dogs — 4-H in Action (Dog Barn) Home Arts demonstrations all day

10:15 a.m. •

Happy Birthday Cake (Dining Room)

10 a.m.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. •

Noon-4 p.m.

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Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull Open Cat Show: Type, Costume, Cage Decoration (Cat Building)

11 a.m.

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4 x 4 Mud Drags (Grandstand) Kids garden hats (Horticulture Building) 11:30 a.m. • Brian Ledbetter & Kiera (Tent)

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. •

Barrel Racing (Horse Arena)

Annual Beef barbecue (Picnic Area)

Rubber Ducky Races (Small Animal Barn)

12 p.m.

It’s Fair Time... and we’ve got your gear.

Brian Ledbetter & Kiera (Tent) 4-H Fashion Revue (4-H Building) Dahlia Demonstration (Horticulture Building)

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Fiber Frenzy: Bring your knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc. (Home Arts Department) 3 p.m. • Ranger & the Re-Arrangers (Small Stage) • Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull • 4-H Horse Fun Games (Horse Arena) • Quilt shelter cat beds (Cat Building) • Iris Demonstration (Horticulture Building) 4:30 p.m. • Greatest Kids Show on Dirt Got Bull

10:30 a.m.

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5 p.m.

Cat Awards & Prize Drawing (Cat Building)

6 p.m. •

Jefferson County Fair concludes

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibits will be available to be picked up after 6 p.m. on Sunday. Check individual departments for specific times. Fair premium checks will be mailed before Sept. 15. For everyone’s safety, no vehicles will be allowed on fairway until after 7 p.m.

Kids’ Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Saturday


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Fairgrounds map

The Jefferson County Fair

Association strives to provide

wholesome entertainment and competition in an atmosphere welcoming to all ages — and that couldn’t be done without many helping hands. THANK YOU to the department superintendents (and many others) who make the fair possible. Department Superintendents:

>> Fair-goers can learn how to milk a goat — or at least a replica of one — at the 2012 fair. The goat, complete with udders, was created by Leah Howerton of the Golden Clover 4-H Club. Find it stationed near the small livestock barn all weekend.

4-H Building: Sue Hay 4-H/Open Cats: Laurie Hampton 4-H Dogs: Su Tipton 4-H Horse Project: Tanya Schweitzer Agriculture: Virginia Crandall Arts & Photography: Marc Perrett Barrel Racing: Glenda Meek Beef & Dairy: Justin Clouse Booths/Vendors: Sue McIntire Emergency Services: East Jefferson FireRescue Entertainment: Bill McIntire Entries: Kristi Pimentel Fair Camping: Glenda Meek Fair Scrapbook: Kristi Pimentel Fair Security: Bill McIntire Floral: Virginia Crandall, Dana Purnell

Flower Gardens: Local Garden Clubs Flower Baskets: Bill & Sue McIntire, Jay Campbell & Irene Denton Grounds: Bill McIntire Home Arts: Kathi Johnson, Theresa Chedoen Horse Barn: Rich Govia Llamas: Leah Howerton Premium Book: Sue McIntire & Dept. Superintendents Season Tickets: Sue McIntire, Kathi Johnson Rock Club: Don & Cheryl Pruitt Small Animal: Cheryl Rafoth Small Livestock: Felecia & Jerry Allen Yesteryear Museum: Rita Hubbard


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The Veterinarians of Chimacum Valley Vet & Pet Townsend Vet

Jefferson County Fair celebrates 75 years with parties every day of the 2012 fair — and you are invited.

look forward to seeing you at the Jefferson County Fair!

FRIDAY Hot dog party starting at 2:30 p.m. — enjoy free hot dogs while supplies last. SATURDAY Ice cream and balloon party, sponsored by Enclume Design Inc., will be at 2:30 p.m. Join the celebration and get ice cream and balloons while supplies last. SUNDAY Cake party at 10:15 a.m.

Jeff Highbarger, DVM • Abbie Doll, DVM, CVA • Robert Nathan, DVM • Maya Bewig, DVM

>> All of the celebrations will be held in the Fairground’s Dining Room — if you’re unfamiliar with the fairgrounds, see the map on Page 10.

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