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By Scott Rasmussen Journal editor he San Juan County Fair has long been a showcase for the arts and for artists of all stripes, professional and amateur alike. The 2014 Fair is no exception but it takes that tradition to a whole new level. And, for all you aspiring vocalists or American Idol fans, it’s “carpe diem” time. The Main Stage is open to all comers when Rock-Bot, Friday’s entertainment headliner (page 19), steps into the spotlight. Billed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier liveband karaoke group, the four Tacoma-based musicians

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provide the soundtrack, support and backup vocals for anyone with enough passion, polish or pluck to step out before an audience and let ‘er rip. Copacabana, anyone? Still, a live karaoke band is just one of several new acts guaranteed to enliven the annual event. This year, the Wenatchee Youth Circus makes its county fair debut, with four shows daily, complete with colorful costumes, clowns, fire-eaters and more than a few hair-raising routines on the high-wire (page 9). And, the reemergence of the Egg Roll Booth, nearly a decade on hiatus, promises to add a tasty blend of nostalgia and zest to extravaganza as well (page 5). Whether a new fair favorite emerges to follow the path of what are now perennial fair fixtures, like the Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show, rabbit races or Zucchini 500, remains to be seen. Keep an eye out, there’s always room. Innovation adds flavor and flair. Yet, it’s safe to say that the hallmark of the Fair remains its enduring, time-honored traditions: 4-H shows, carnival rides, elephant ears, the horse barn, fiber arts, livestock auction, pygmy goats, glow sticks, and homemade berry pie. It’s more often the reliable, the expected, the familiar, that makes the fair feel so much like home. Our annual Fair Guide includes a list of hours, admission prices, entertainment profiles, schedule, and features on activities and exhibits. Use the map on page 2 to help point you in the right direction. It’s the fair; we’ll see you there.

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ne of the best parts of the county fair is running into old friends, and getting reacquainted. With that in mind, there’s a tasty surprise in store at the 2014 fair, one that’s certain to whet the appetite of generations of fair-goers. Hint? Starts with an egg and ends with a roll. You guessed it. Its six-year hiatus comes to an end with the revival of the much-beloved, long-esteemed Egg Roll Booth. The game plan and recipe have been passed onto a new generation of egg roll entrepreneurs, Hanah Dubail and Alexis Freeman. But longtime booth co-boss, Barbara DeFal2014 SUBARU

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co (1988-2006), and mother of Dubail, has passed along an elevated degree of egg-roll expertise to the pair of industrious 22-year-olds. A bit of history is perhaps in order. Once upon a time, having a bite to eat at the county fair meant a corn dog or hamburger, that’s it. One or the other. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that, but Roberta Crist thought there should be more, more selection to choose from. Crist happened to cook up a batch of egg rolls for a dinner party, which were exceptionally well received, and then the former proprietor of Friday Harbor’s former Great Getaway Travel had a lightbulb moment. Her friends

“egged” her on. The Egg Roll Booth made its debut in the early 1980s and, as Crist recalls, it went over like gangbusters. The rest, as they say, is history. “We always had long lines,” said Crist, who moved to Stevenson, Wash. about eight years ago. “I’ve been told a lot of people came to the fair just for the egg rolls, and a lot of younger people I know who

are adults now say they grew up eating egg rolls at the fair.” Freeman and Dubail hope to capitalize on the re-emergence of the homespun fair favorite. The menu includes shrimp or chicken egg rolls, veggie on request, and pot stickers. Dubail gives a nod to “my mom” as the secret to success, but that purchasing just the right amount of product also

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Macrame/Bead Lanyards WorkshopKaren Hogan & Cyndy Gislason 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fiber Arts Courtyard

Horse Games

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Horse Events

Baskets Workshop- Susan Bradford & Nancy Lind

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Noon - 2 p.m. Fiber Arts Courtyard

Art Demonstrations

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4 shows daily: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., THE CHAMELEONS 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 3 p.m., 6 p.m. Main Stage

Horse Events

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Horse Arena

Art Demonstrations

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Horse Games

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5 p.m. Horse Arena

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Horse Events

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Art Demonstrations

Horse Events

Knotless Netting Workshop- Sally Anaya

Art Demonstrations

Carter Family Marionettes

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Carter Family Puppet-Making Workshop

Livestock AUCTION

Kumihimo (Japanese cord-making) Workshop- Mary Miller

Carter Family Puppet-Making Workshop

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fiber Arts Courtyard 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Main Exhibit Hall 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Fiber Arts Courtyard 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Food Court Stage

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Junior Arts & Crafts Building

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The Islands’ Sounder, the Islands’ Weekly and the Journal of the San Juan Islands want to hear from you during this San Juan County Fair. Did your jam win first prize? Did you enter any photographs? What about your entries of live-

stock or chickens? Do you have a favorite ride or fair food? Tell us about your fair experience in 300 words or less and/or with a photo. Send your entry to ksherman@ sanjuanjournal.com and it could be seen in our daily fair publication.

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fter 100-plus years of serving up top-flight entertainment, one might think the San Juan County Fair had seen it all. Turns out that’s not so. That’s because this year… drumroll, please…the circus is coming to town. That’s right. The Wenatchee Youth Circus is headed into the heart of the Salish Sea with its colorful cast of char-

acters, inspiring team of tumblers and host of hair-raising high-wire acts in tow, for what many believe will be the first-ever performance of its kind inside the venerable, August Friday Harbor fairgrounds. “It’s a perfect fit for the fair,” says Fair Production Manager Reve Shannon, and, situated in the celebrated “Triangle” near the main entrance in between the carnival rides and horse arena, it’s not only

the featured attraction of the 2014 fair, it’ll be extremely hard to miss. With four daily performances, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., each about 40 minutes long, the regionally renowned Wenatchee troupe will no doubt be busy little beavers. “Having something big and fun for the whole family to enjoy, front and center at the fair, it really is just what we wanted,” Shannon said. “There’s a lot of good kid things this year, the circus is one of them. And, they are really good.” Known far and wide as the “Biggest Little Circus in the World,” the Wenatchee Youth Circus, a non-professional outfit, offers up everything you might expect from a Ringling Brothers or Barnum & Bailey; jugglers, clowns, trampolines, fire-breathers,

trapeze performers, sequined costumes… everything, that is, except lions, tigers and bears. The Circus, which features an ever-changing cast of about 45 young performers, ages 3-18, has showcased its talents for a combined audience of more than two million during 60-plus years of mostly summertime performances up and down the West Coast; southern California to Alaska, across the western United States and with countless stops in Canada, as well. While the four-day circus extravaganza marks a first for the fair, the Wenatchee Youth Circus is no stranger to San Juan Island. Over the years, its shows have regularly been featured at Roche Harbor Resort. Practice begins indoors early in the year for the performers, a mix of veteran entertainers and first-timers. Traveling and See EASE, Page 10

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Ease: Continued from page 9 performing on the summer circuit is the culmination of months of practice and endless hours of hard work. In fact, it was the benefit that children gain from setting goals, staying focused and striving hard to achieve them, that retired junior high school principal Paul K. Pugh (aka

Guppo the Clown) had in mind more than 60 years ago when he turned what at the time was an extra-curricular group of young co-ed tumblers into a full-blown, traveling band of circus performers. The Wenatchee Youth Circus has been on a roll ever since. For more info, visit www. wenatcheeyouthcircus.com.

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leads to less waste and better profit. “Having the right portion of cabbage mix is a tricky part, too,” she said. Although a booth veteran, Dubail expects to be a “bit wary” of the deep-fat fryer, sizzling at 450 degrees, at least on Day 1. “But a few grease burns are to be expected,” she says, and its helps that Freeman, a booth first-timer, is excited to be at the controls.

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Egg Roll Booth entrepreneurs, from left, Hanah Dubail, Barbara DelFalco, and Alexis Freeman.

“She was always pestering us to get in on it,” Dubail said. Assuming guardianship of a fair treasure, one that’s been resurrected, no less, could prove a bit daunting. And it’s not like the eggs roll themselves; it’s work. But if history repeats itself, Dubail believes all that effort is bound to pay off. “It’s long hours, but it’s worth it.”

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he San Juan County Fair Agriculture Exhibit (a.k.a. the Ag Corner) is the place to be to learn all about San Juan County Agriculture. Located next to Fruits and Vegetables in the northwest corner of the Main Building, the Ag Corner is the place to learn about local farms and farm products.

Come experience instructive demonstrations by our very own master gardeners. Can I eat that flower that’s on my plate? What the heck is Biochar? How can I eat seasonally or save my seeds? And what are all those bees doing buzzing around my garden? Taste and see our daily Cooking with Local Foods presentations on all the delicious ways

to prepare local foods, with local chefs and cooks Ann Nelson, Deb Nolan, Jan Sandberg and Jen Black, and Cynthia Burke. Curious about agriculture in San Juan County? Here’s the place to find out. Check out the latest census data on agriculture in the San Juans and the role farmers’ markets play in the county’s economy. Find out more about local groups involved in island agriculture: Island grown in the San Juans, San Juan Islands Conservation District, San Juan County Agricultural Resource Committee, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, and WSU Extension. Local farms will display their products, from herbs to honey and veggies to wool. And there’ll be some fascinating history on

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old island farms and barns. The Ag Corner is also the home of the Grains and Forage Department. Bring your entries and come see all the grain and forage crops that can be grown in San Juan County.


• 11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Ann Nelson, Garden-Fresh Spring Rolls • 1:30 p.m. — Edible Flowers: Glenda Pugerude, Master Gardener • 3 p.m. — Bio Char: Bob Levinson, Master Gardener


• 11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Deb Nolan, Salads, Dressings, and Dips

• 2-4 p.m. — 4-H Demonstrations


• 11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Jan Sandberg & Jen Black, Goat Meat Gyro Sliders • 1:30 p.m. — Kids Carrot Pull: Marty Ahart, Master Gardener • 3 p.m. — Native Bees and Pollination: Fiona Norris, San Juan Nature Institute


• 11:30 a.m. — Cooking with Local Foods: Cynthia Burke, Black Bean/Kale/Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole & Zelenitza with Kale and Spinach • 1:30 p.m. – Eating Seasonally: Kristen Rezabeck, Master Gardener • 3 p.m. — Seed Saving: Bob Levinson, Master Gardener


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top three finishers in each of five-year age categories receiving a medal. Hosted by Island Rec, this year’s Loop Run is sponsored by Xtreme Fitness; proceeds from the event help fund Island Rec’s Scholarship program for kids. Bibs and T-shirts can be picked up Friday at the Island Rec office, 580 Guard St., 1-5 p.m., or Saturday during dayof-run registration at Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Fees: $20, 12 and under, $25 age 13 and over. For more information, www.islandrec.org.

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he 37th annual 8.8K Loop Run is Saturday and begins at 9 a.m., on Spring Street, in the center of town. The course heads east out of town, on Warbass Way, follows along Turn Point, to Pear Point, then climbs Argyle Avenue’s “heartbreak hill,” to the finish line at the County Fair. A county fair tradition, the Loop Run is a fun run or walk for people of all ages. Registration fee includes entrance to the fair on the day of the race and commemorative Loop Run T-shirt. The run is followed by an awards ceremony, with the

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Weekly editor


or Minnie Kynch, food preservation has always been a part of life. She recalls her mother canning so that all winter the family would have vegetables to eat. Nowadays, Kynch continues the tradition of preservation for two reasons. “You know the quality of your food,” she said. “You know that it is without additives and it certainly saves money.” Now islanders can learn more about preserving food with Kynch and Pomona Grange #54 at the San Juan County Fair. The grange members and fair staff work together each year to create the Food Preservation booth. This year’s booth theme is Farm-tastic Fun and will

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Saturday, August 16th 1:00 PM

San Juan County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction Locally raised: pork, lamb, beef, chickens, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, goats, and more!

feature workshops, prizes and plenty of tasting. Terri Brown will be providing education materials to instruct others on starting their own adventures in canning. Brown is a certified 4-H food preservation teacher and certified grange county fair judge of food preservation. Throughout the fair she will be holding workshops on the subject of safety and different aspects of the canning process. This year Pomona Grange #54 will also be offering prizes for the best of class in each of the following categories: • Best pickles, vinegars or relish will receive a “perfect pickler.” • Best jam or jelly wins a case of jelly jars.

Bidder sign-up is at noon. Please note new auction time at 1:00

Thank You for your support!

To these individuals and businesses for supporting the 4-H Market Animal Auction during the 2013 San Juan County Fair:

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• Ron HowardConstruction • David Wolf • JBS Farm • Ed & Mickie Bretz • Kings Market • Libbey Oswald • Drew Gislason • William Gendron • Dr. Michael Edwards

• Sunset Builders • Wulff & Associates • Blind Bay Welding • San Juan Jewels • Mark & Carmen Tompkins • Homeplace Farm • Griffin’s Yard Works • Brett Miller • Mike Carlson Enterprises

WSU Extension and the 4-H Market Animal Producers

• Roche Harbor • Islanders Bank • Steve Guyer Boatworks • Jim Tarte • Rose’s Bakery Cafe • Bill & Rose Shaw







8 A.M.

Horse events begin in Main Arena

Horse events begin in Main Arena

9 A.M.

Beef and Swine Show in the 4-H Arena, Rabbit & Cavy Judging Contest

Sheep and Goat Show in the 4-H Arena, Poultry Judging Contest

Horse events begin in Main Arena

4-H Interactive Display Livestock Auction Contest (throughout the Registration in the 4-H grounds), Alpaca Show Arena, Horse Costume Show in the Main Arena

1 P.M.

Rabbit & Cavy Show in the Poultry Show in the Rabbit/Poultry Tent Rabbit/Poultry Tent

2 P.M.

Cat Show in the 4-H Dog/ Cat Tent

3 P.M.

Performance Arts on Food Court Stage

Livestock Auction in the 4-H Arena

Demonstration Contest at the Ag Tent Large Animal Round Robin in the 4-H Arena Dog Judging Contest in Dog/Cat Tent

4 P.M. 5 P.M.


Horse events begin in the Main Arena, All 4-H Leaders Meeting at the Marie Boe Building (vote on award recipients) Dog Show at the Dog/ Still Life Silent Auction, Cat Tent, Still Life Small Animal Round Judging Contest in the Robin in the 4-H Arena 4-H Building

10 A.M.




Horse games in the Main Arena

Horse games in the Main Arena


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6 P.M.


Horse games in the Main Arena

Preservation: Cont. from page 13

• Best canned vegetable prize will be a water bath canner. • Best dried fruit or vegetable will receive an electric dehydrator. • Best meat product prize is a Presto 7 Function Canning Kit. Each best-of-class winner will also receive a special rosette ribbon and the Bestof Show overall will receive a large rosette and a special prize.

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Greg White at the spinning wheel.

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G White’s Shetland ram.

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reg White is the only man to ever win the Sally Bill Memorial award at the San Juan County Fair, and he has won the honor twice. The award, named after a

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master spinner from Orcas, is for the best hand-spun item, meaning that White had to sheer the sheep, wash the wool, spin the yarn all by himself, and all that happened before he even started knitting. “Actually three-fourths of the work is done before you get to knitting,” White said. White, an avid knitter, is no stranger to the fair. He has participated in the Sheep to Shawl every year since 2009. He jokes that he is one of the newer members since the Orcas members have historically been in the group for many years. This year he is entering a sweater, but not just any sweater. The item was created over the span of several years throughout five states in various forms of transportation including a train, plane and boat. It also has sentimental value. White calls it a story sweater. For instance there is a black band of ravens on one arm in honor of his father in law who passed away recently. The sweater is also special because it was made from White’s own Shetland sheep. “I like knowing the shed and where the wool comes from,” he said.

The story sweater.

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In addition to the sweater, White is entering a purple hat that his daughter, Erin, helped to dye.



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Q: What are the uses of alpacas?

A: Alpacas are used for meat and wool. A baby from Orcas Moon Alpacast

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you have done for the San Juan County Fair in the past?

A: Entries for chickens, a dog and Lego sculptures.

Q: Why did you choose to become involved with alpacas?

A: They are nearby at Orcas Moon Alpacas, I like the leader and I am good with large animals.

Q: What is the most interesting thing you have learned about alpacas?

Learning about alpacas By Lael E. Watson 4-H reporter


his year the Orcas Island Fur and Feathers 4-H Club introduced a new animal to its members. The alpaca originated in South America and belongs to the same family as the camel and llama. Guess what? Orcas Island has its own herd of alpacas. Orcas Moon Alpacas, owned by Jennifer Pietsch and her family, has been in operation since 2008. Jennifer kindly agreed to teach a group of 4-H members who were interested in learning more about alpacas, and they have been working together throughout the spring and summer to get ready for the San Juan County Fair. Following is an interview with one of the 4-H members who has been working with Jennifer, Moose (Nicholas) Kinsey (age nine).

Q: How long have you been involved with 4-H?

A: Three years with Orcas Fur and Feathers and one year with Orcas Trailblazers.

Q: What are some of the projects

A: They have teeth only on their bottom jaw and they only breathe through their nose.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: Every week I have been practicing with Pipi; leading her over obstacles like ramps,

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under a canopy and around different things.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about alpaca care?

A: When putting on the halter it is important to not put the nose band on their muzzle, otherwise they cannot breathe.

Q: What is your favorite part of This new 4-H project?

A: I like the alpacas, and the kids and Jennifer Pietsch our leader!

The Orcas Island Fur and Feathers 4-H Club invites you to come see us-and the alpacas-at the fair!

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The Fair-ly Carter Family outrageous presents: Trashion The Sorcerer’s Fashion Show Apprentice saturday, 6 - 7 p.m.

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This contest is all about having fun. So let your imagination go to the extreme. Be wildly inventive, and “think outside of the recycle bin.” Action takes flight on The Trashion Fashion runway Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Founded by Francie Hansen, Trashion Fashion, now enters its seventh year, takes the concept of the Bravo Channel’s “Project Runway” to a whole different level. See HEADLINERS, Page 20

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friday, 7 – 9 p.m. Main Stage

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San Juan County Fair - 2014 Fair Guide  


San Juan County Fair - 2014 Fair Guide