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Supplement to the Skagit Valley Herald

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Adults (18-64): $8 Youth (6-17) & Senior Citizens (65+): $6 Family (2 youth & 2 adults): $20 5 years old & under are FREE ALL TICKETS ARE $4 UNTIL 4:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9! Advance tickets: $5 Advance admission tickets will be sold through August 4th at the Skagit County Fair Administration Building, 1730 Continental Place in Mount Vernon, open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Onsite $30 Advance: $25 (Advance carnival tickets will be available for purchase at Mount Vernon Coastal Farm and Ranch ONLY, through August 8th) Parking Available for $5 at the South Gate at the Fairgrounds

FAIR LOCATION, TIMES & CONTACT INFORMATION: 479 W. Taylor St. (South Gate), Mount Vernon, WA 98273 The Skagit County Fair runs August 9-12. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Phone: 360-416-1350 Carnival Hours: Noon – 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. We want to extend a big thanks to Brian Young for his work on the cover art of this program, the Fair website, Fair map, poster and many other Fair promotional items. His creative skills have been a real key to our success, so thanks, Brian! Editorial: Oralie Chapman, Aric Gaither, Ryan McGrath. | August 9-12, 2017

Contents Main Stage Entertainment Schedule .................. 4 Megs McLean ............................................................. 5 Shake It Up ................................................................. 5 The Mountain Flowers.............................................. 5 THANK YOU to our Supporters ............................ 6 Community Stage Entertainment & Schedule . 7 Animal Judging Schedule ...................................... 8 Horse Arena Schedule ............................................ 9 4-H & FFA at the Fair ..................................10 & 11 Skagit Swings All Star Big Band ......................12 Fair Map .....................................................................13 Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist ...........................14 Roberto the Magnificent ........................................14 Floricica Romanian Dance Ensemble ................16 Miller Campbell........................................................17 X-Treme AirDogs™ ....................................18 & 19 Magic of Elliott .........................................................20 Matt Henry ................................................................20 Lots More Fun! .........................................................21 Do the Fair on a Budget ........................................22 Food at the Fair / Cantina at the Fair ..................23


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Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Wren & Della Circus Variety



11:00 a.m.- Wren & Della Circus Variety

11:00 a.m. - Skagit Swings All-Star Big Band

11:45 a.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggler

12:15 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent

12:30 p.m.- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist

1:00 p.m. - Something Strange

1:45 p.m. - Matt Henry Comedy Juggler

2:15 p.m. - Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist

2:30 p.m.- Trish & Hans w/ John Anderson

3:30 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent

3:45 p.m. - Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist

4:15 p.m. - Floricica Romanian Dance Ensemble/

5:00 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggler Trish & Hans w/ John Anderson

Baradache Band w/Silvia Bordeianu

5:45 p.m.- Rainy Day Devils

5:30 p.m. - Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist

7:30 p.m. - Miller Campbell

6:45 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent 7:30 p.m. - Patitude (Pat Benatar Tribute)


8:45 p.m. - Sierra Azul

11:00 a.m. - Zach Michaud Mobile Music’s Cheer at the Fair

Kassidy Lynne

12:15 p.m.- Roberto the Magnificent


1:00 p.m. - Kassidy Lynne

11:00 a.m.- $cratch Daddy

2:15 p.m.- Roberto the Magnificent

12:15 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent

3:00 p.m.- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist

1:00 p.m. - The Magic of Elliott

4:15 p.m.- Mobile Music’s Cheer at the Fair

2:00 p.m.- Roberto the Magnificent

5:15 p.m. - KAPS/KBRC Diaper Derby

2:45 p.m. - Salvadore Dali Lama

6:15 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent

4:00 p.m. - Mountain Flowers

7:00 p.m. - Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 5:15 p.m. - Roberto the Magnificent 8:15 p.m. - Megs McLean

6:00 p.m. - The Magic of Elliott 7:00 p.m. - Shake it Up (Cars/ 80s Tribute)

Salvadore Dali Lama

8:45 p.m.- Zona Kalida $cratch Daddy

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Main Stage Music Megs McLean megsmcleanmusic/ Main stage: Thursday, August 10, 8:15 p.m. Community stage: Thursday, August 10, 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Born and raised in Snohomish County, Megs McLean is a full-time professional singer/songwriter and performer. Megs and her band deliver an energetic mix of guitar driven country/grunge originals and covers of new-country, rock and pop favorites.

of my new songs before we take them into the recording studio.” Band members: Ilya Ignatov, lead guitar; Josh Willaert, drums; Dylan Welsh, viola; James Manigley, rhythm guitar and harmonic keyboards.

The Mountain Flowers themountainflowers/ Main stage: Saturday, August 12, 4:00 p.m.

Shake It Up

(Tribute to The Cars/80s cover band) seattlecarstribute Main stage: Saturday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. Hailing from Seattle, WA, “Shake It Up” performs hit songs from The Cars and other signature 80s artists. The band is known for their rockin’ shows. The song list includes “All Mixed Up,” “Brick House” (the Commodores), “Bye Bye Love,” “Cars” (Gary Neuman), “Dancing with Myself”

The Mountain Flowers

The Mountain Flowers are an original rock and roll group from Seattle, WA influenced by the distinctive music of the 1950s and 1960s. The Mountain Flowers Megs McLean was started by Timmy Sunshine and Joe Sneva at a time when they were both ready to start over. Sunshine had just relocated to Bellingham from Seattle where he was Don’t miss a chance to experience her wrapping up the final album with his psych signature sound “Crunge” (guitar-driven rock trio, The Comettes. Sneva was also in rock edge with new-country roots). Said the process of wrapping up new solo music McLean: “There will be a little something and playing with his long time group, The for everyone; we make it family friendly.” Sweet Dominiques. Timmy reached out to Megs breakout single “It’s My Truck” Sneva in October 2015 about recording gained the artist recognition as one of an extended play record (EP). The band the top 10 “Next Women of Country” and formation lingered, however, until bassist “Country Pick of the Week.” McLean’s Shake It Up Aaron Wilford - who had also recently extended play record (EP), “Out of School,” moved back to Bellingham - agreed to join. is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and The trio connected with local drummer other music venders. Megs has played for (Billy Idol), “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith) Freddy Jimenez to complete the band. The Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney audiences and many more. Mountain Flowers self-released their first and headlined numerous events in the Said lead vocalist Gary Mullin: “The full length album in June 2016. Northwest. She has been featured on MTV band is excited to perform at the fair for Said Joe Sneva: “We all grew up Live, Pure Country, VH1 Classic and radio our friends in Skagit County and north between Bellingham and Mount Vernon stations throughout the nation. Puget Sound. (We will be sure to sample so the Skagit County Fair was a staple Said Megs: “Many of my favorite some of the amazing treats at the in our childhoods as a fun place to go in memories growing up are at the fair; like concessions and try to catch some of the the summer. We definitely look forward showing my dog in 4-H, eating Elephant exhibits!) We have recently performed for to performing for such a wonderful Ears, riding The Ring of Fire and winning large crowds in Everett and Seattle and community!” prizes (preferably stuffed giraffes). But are continuing to add new venues to our Upcoming: the group is planning a tour ultimately, I always found myself in front performance schedule in both the northern for this fall along the West Coast from of the stage listening to the live music and southern tips of the Puget Sound. See Seattle to San Diego and their sophomore and dreaming about performing for the you at the Fair!” album will be released January 2018! crowd. I’m thrilled now for the opportunity Band members: Greg Youtsey, bass and Band members: Timmy Sunshine, vocals, to do all of the above at the 2017 Skagit lead vocals; Gary Mullin, keyboards and organ and songwriter; Joe Sneva, vocals, County Fair. My band and I are really looking lead vocals; Vance Proszek, lead guitar guitar and songwriter; Aaron Wilford, bass forward to sharing our music and, as a and vocals; Daniel Boyd Ellsworth, lead guitar; Freddy Jimenez, drums. special treat; we will be showcasing some guitar and vocals; Larry Quetola, drums. | August 9-12, 2017

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A Big THANK YOU to our Sponsors Bigfoot Sponsor

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From our Skagit County Commissioners and Fair staff: THANK YOU to all of you wonderful local businesses that make this event possible!

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Community Stage Entertainment Schedule WEDNESDAY, AUG 9TH


10:45 a.m. - Hometowners

11:00 a.m. - Something Strange

12:30 p.m. - Wren & Della Circus Variety

12:15 p.m. - Zach Michaud

1:30 p.m. - Hometowners

The Hometowners

3:15 p.m. - Wren & Della Circus Variety 4:15 p.m. - Miller Campbell 6:00 p.m. - Zach Stockwell 8:00 p.m. - Julian “White Glove” Trevino

1:30 p.m. - Dmitri Wagoner

Something Strange

3:00 p.m. - Ali & Baley 4:30 p.m. - Tom Chisholm 6:00 p.m. - Ali & Baley 7:30 p.m. - Tom Chisholm Ali & Baley Dmitri Wagoner Tom Chisholm

Miller Campbell

Julian “White Glove” Trevino

THURSDAY, AUG 10TH 10:30 a.m. - Jeffrey Elvis 12:00 p.m. - Zach Stockwell 1:30 p.m. - Megs McLean

Clan Heather Dancers

3:00 p.m. - Kassidy Lynne 4:30 p.m. - Megs McLean Megs McLean

6:00 p.m. - Zach Stockwell 7:30 p.m. - Griffin Family Band

SATURDAY, AUG 12TH 11:00 a.m. - Zach Michaud 12:00 p.m. - Clan Heather Dancers 1:30 p.m. - Jorgen Lamb 2:30 p.m. - Sunday Speedtrap 4:00 p.m. - Zach Michaud

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6:00 p.m. - Sunday Speedtrap

Sunday Speedtrap

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Open Class Sewing, Needlework, Quilts Entries Accepted Open Class Food Preservation and Home Economics Entries Accepted Open Class Hobbies and Crafts, Fine Arts and Photography Entries Accepted Open Class Sewing, Needlework Entries Accepted Open Class Food Preservation and Home Economics Entries Accepted 4-H Foods and Vegetable and Flower Gardening Exhibits Accepted Open Class Horticulture, Local Produce and Honey Exhibits Accepted


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All Day 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM-NOON 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Dog 4-H Showmanship Poultry 4-H/FFA/Open Class Type Goat FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Beef Demonstrations begin Cavy Judging Contest FFA/4-H Dairy Judging - Followed by 4-H Oral Reasons Poultry 4-H Showmanship 4-H Dog Bowl FFA/4-H Livestock Judging - Followed by 4-H Oral Reasons 4-H Performing Arts Contest Exhibit Barns Close


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All Day 10:00 AM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM

Dog 4-H Obedience Building C FFA/4-H Rabbit Fitting & Showing and Type - Followed by 4H Cavy Showmanship and Type Building E Beef FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Pavilion Sheep 4-H/FFA Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Sheep/Goat Arena Dairy Foods Demonstrations Pavilion Dairy Demonstrations Pavilion Dog 4-H Costume Building C 4-H and FFA Sheep Awards Sheep Barn 4-H Goat Costume Contest Sheep/Goat Arena Barns Haul Out of FFA/4-H Sheep and Goats (Does not include animals staying for open class and livestock sale) Exhibit Barns Close All Areas

6:00 AM–9:00 AM All Day


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Open Class Sheep Vet Check Dog 4-H Showmanship Dog 4-H Showmanship - Run Off Dairy FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Swine FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow 4-H Goat Judging Contest, followed by Groom Squad Beef Demonstrations Beef Bowl Lads and Ladies Lead – Open Class Sheep Sale Set Up Livestock Sale (group picture taken before sale begins) Exhibit Barns Close


Animal Judging Schedule

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10:00 AM–3:00 PM 10:00 AM–3:00 PM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM NOON 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 PM All Day 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM TBA 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:00PM-10:00PM


Building C Building E Sheep/Goat Arena Beef Barn Building E Pavilion Building E Building C Pavilion 4-H Building All Areas

Behind Sheep Barn Building C Building C Pavilion Tent Area by Pavilion Sheep/Goat Arena Beef Barn Beef Barn Sheep/Goat Arena Pavilion Pavilion All Areas

Dog 4-H Obedience 4-H Goat Bowl Dog 4-H Costume Open Class Sheep Show Dairy Quiz Bowl Cat Bowl Cat Judging Contest Swine, Dairy and Beef Costume and Decorated Cow/Pig Contest Cat Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow - Costume Class to Follow Type FFA Round Robin 4-H Large Animal Round Robin 4-H Small Animal Round Robin 4-H Dairy Awards 4-H Beef Awards Haul Out - Swine 4-H Horse Awards Haul Out - Beef, Dairy and Poultry Haul Out - Sheep Haul Out - Horses, Sheep and Goats Haul Out – Indoor Exhibits

Please Note: Schedule times are tentative and rely on timely conclusion of each class.

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Building B Building D Building D Building B Building D Building A Building D

Building C Goat Barn Building C Sheep/Goat Arena Pavilion Building E Building E Pavilion Building E Pavilion Pavilion Building C Pavilion Pavilion Swine Barn Pavilion Pavilion and Building E Building F Horse Barns and Goat Tent Buildings A, B and D

Times may be subject to change at superintendent’s discretion.

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Horse Arena Schedule TIME





6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00

Exercise 6:00 to 7:30 am

Exercise 6:00 to 7:30 am

Exercise 6:00 to 7:30 am

7:00 - 7:30


7:30 - 8:00 8:00 - 8:30 8:30 - 9:00 9:00 - 9:30

English Pleasure Novice Pleasure English Equitation Pleasure Driving 8:00 am

Horse Knowledge Test 7:55 am County 4H Photo 8:45 am

10:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30 11:30 - NOON

Games Exercise 11:00 am

NOON - 12:30 PM 12:30 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:30 1:30 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:30

Key Race Round #1 & #2 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Western Pleasure Novice Equitation Western Equitation Reinmanship 9:30 am

Bareback Equitation NOON Games Exercise 1:00 pm



Barrels Round #1 & #2 3:00 - 7:00 pm

4:30 - 5:00

2 Barrel Flag Round #1 & #2 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Figure 8 Round #1 & #2 6:00 - 8:00 pm

7:00 - 7:30 7:30 - 8:00 8:00 - 8:30 8:30 - 9:00

Exercise 8:00 pm

Groom Squad 10:00 am Pairs Class 11:00 am

Reining NOON

Gamers Obstacle 2:00 pm

Costume Class 3:30 pm

Set-up Arena Events: Flag Ceremony, Drill Teams, Salute to Seniors 5:00 pm

6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00


International Flags 12:30 pm

Pole Bending Round #1 & #2 2:30 pm

4:00 - 4:30

5:30 - 6:00

Games Exercise 11:00 am


3:00 - 3:30

5:00 - 5:30

Performance Medals 10:00 am


2:30 - 3:00

3:30 - 4:00

Trail Class 8:00 am

Precision Driving

9:30 - 10:00

Exercise 7:00 to 8:30 am

Exercise 8:00 pm

Performance Barrels 7:00 pm

Exercise 8:00 pm

Fair Awards in Livestock Pavilion 7:30 pm

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4-H & FFA at the Fair

The Skagit County Fair has a long and proud history of partnering with local 4-H and FFA club members who come to share and showcase their skills and talents. Many kids participate in both programs; the FFA in school and the 4-H all year long. The clubs share common themes: hands on learning, community spirit, sciences, arts, and agriculture. Don’t miss the Skagit Junior Livestock Show in the pavilion on Friday, August 11th, at 7:00 p.m.; market animals raised by FFA students and 4-H club members will be for sale by auction. Stop by the Events office before the auction and get a Bidder number. Participants must be in grades three to twelve and from Skagit or Snohomish counties. The kids show the market animal that they raised through their project. The projects are local, well cared for and managed by the students. Students are taught to treat and care for their animals with a high ethical standard of care. The livestock sold includes steers, lambs, hogs, meat goats and meat poultry and rabbits. Students are judged on Showmanship also known as Fitting and Showing, which is a 4-H requirement for any animal project. The exhibitor is judged on how well he or she exhibits the animal to its best advantage, with additional scoring for the grooming and presentation of both animal and handler. Type classes represent a breed or “type” of animal in a particular project. A Round Robin is a crowd favorite where a showman from each division shows large and small animals from other divisions. Speed Events in the horse arena include Poles, Key, International Flags, Figure 8 and Barrels. Equitation classes are judged on the rider’s position and ability to ride correctly with effective communication aids.



The National FFA’s (originally the Future Farmers of America) motto is “learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve.” The organization was founded in 1928 by 33 farm boys for the purpose of bringing together students, teachers, and agribusiness interests through agricultural education and handson projects. FFA now has almost 500,000 members in 7,000 chapters nationwide with millions of alumni. The organization teaches classes in more than 300 careers in the food, fiber and natural resources industry including animal science, horticulture, floral design, AG mechanics, and meal art. Apart from personal growth, these programs provide students the opportunity to travel, discover careers in agriculture, and develop premier leadership skills. AT THE CO-OP FFA Global Programs give students and teachers the opportunity to explore the different agricultural practices and cultures in countries around the world. Students can join FFA through a school club while they are enrolled in an agricultural class.

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Come and see the FFA club member booths and livestock exhibits in: · Dairy Cattle · Beef Cattle Don’t miss the Skagit · Swine Junior Livestock Show · Sheep in the Pavilion on Friday, · Goats August 11th at 6:00 p.m. · Poultry · Rabbits · Dairy Cattle and Livestock Judging Contests · Agriculture Mechanics and Technology Displays · Horticulture and Landscape Displays · Educational Displays

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And don›t forget to stop by Old McDonald’s Farm and pet the baby animals!

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4-H Youth Program

The 4-H youth program is volunteerdriven and community-based, it was started at the beginning of the 20th century to ensure the future of rural youth. It consists of a community of more than six million members from ages nine through 19 and 60 million alumni from across America. The clubs emphasize learning, leadership/life skills, healthy living, citizenship and science through classes, hands-on projects, and community service. Students can choose from a variety of projects in the areas of technology, human sciences, large and small animals, science and engineering, natural resources, and citizenship and leadership. Beyond the excitement of learning something new through a project, youth have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, travel the world, become involved in their community through service, develop healthy youth/adult partnerships and meet new friends in a safe and comfortable setting. In Skagit County, 400 youth are organized into 26 clubs and mentored by 90 adult volunteer leaders.

Says Dorothy Elsner WSU Extension Skagit County 4-H Program Coordinator: “4-H thrives in Skagit County due to incredible support from the Skagit County community. The generosity of our community enables Skagit County 4-H to continue our mission in raising responsible, thoughtful and generous leaders for our future.” Dorothy participated in 4-H Clubs in her youth and says that, “…it was truly what motivated me to go to college and start a life of 4-H activity. My daughters were Skagit County 4-H members as well and my husband and I volunteered for many years.” This year Skagit County 4-H is fundraising to support a 4-H program in Burundi Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. WSU 4-H has been partnered in Burundi to teach gardening skills, Skagit County 4-H raised $500 last year and is aiming for that again this year. The 4-H pledge encourages 4-H youth to be part of a club, community, country and world.

4-H Exhibits and Contests The 4-H building (Building A) is full of interesting still-life exhibits and 4-H in Action demonstrations. This year Building C will house the dog project and show ring, dog projects show in obedience and agility through an obstacle course; handlers work with dogs both on and off leash. The Pavilion barn is the home of livestock projects; Dairy, Beef and Swine along with an exhibition of Shooting Sports. Goats and Sheep are housed and shown across the fairgrounds in Building F. Building E is the Small Animals Barn which has had a makeover this year, this barn fills up with Rabbit, Cavy, Cat and Poultry projects. The Horse barns and the Horse arena is busy all day with many different horse performances.

Children join 4-H by choosing a 4-H club; visiting with leaders and members at the fair is a great way to find a good fit for an individual’s interests. 4-H members can compete with their projects in contests at the local, state, regional, or national levels and also attend conferences and events. 4-H has four Essential Elements: Belonging, Generosity, Mastery and Independence. These topics give youth a safe place to “Learn as they Do,” generate positive youth/adult partnerships, and feel a part of a bigger community. The 4-H motto is “Making the Best Better.” You will see these values reflected in the children when you take time to visit and talk with 4-H members at the fair. | August 9-12, 2017

The 4-H PLEDGE I PLEDGE MY HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world. Skagit County Fair Official Program


Skagit Swings All Star Big Band Main stage: Friday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. The Skagit County Fair is pleased to welcome the Skagit Swings All Star Big Band for their first performance at our fair. The 18-piece band is composed of artistic and enthusiastic musicians committed to continuing their decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize Jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form. The talented Lynette McCormack provides vocal stylings. The

group primarily performs in the Skagit, Whatcom and Island county area for a wide variety of audiences. Recent and upcoming show venues include the Concrete Fly-In, the Anacortes Seafarers Concert Series, the Relay for Life in Anacortes, La Conner Live and the Big Band Bash on the Village Green in Fairhaven.

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Said band member John Boblett: “Since fairs are popular with many families, groups and individuals with various musical interests we are looking forward to performing the entertaining music of the Big Swing Band/Big Jazz Band era. Skagit Swings performs and celebrates the music made popular by

Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and many others. It is a style of music which continues to be popular and continues to find a new interest for many. We appreciate the opportunity to present our band for the entertainment of the fair-goers.”

Community Focused Days! Located Near North Gate:

- Safety and Preparedness Day Weds. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. *first 500 passport participants win a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema!

- Family Resources Day Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. *First 100 passport participants win a great prize!

- Samish Nation Sharing Day Fri. 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. * Come experience the Culture of one of our local tribes!

-Farmer Co-op Day Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lots of great giveaways and free samples!

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Family Entertainment One of the best things about the fair is the family-friendly entertainment. From young to old, you will be wildly entertained by the hilarious, magical high-energy performers who come to entertain our crowds. Three performers are featured below but see the main and community stage schedules for the complete line-up. You won’t want to miss any of these world-class acts!

Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist Main stage show times: Wed., August 9, 12:30 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. Thurs., August 10, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Fri., August 11, 2:15 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. After performing their awardwinning Hypnotic Mayhem hypnosis act for sold-out audiences around the world, master hypnotist Ron Ron Stubbs Stubbs and his wife, Jeanie, are thrilled to be returning to the Skagit County Fair. The couple presents their fast-paced, fun standup comedy and hypnosis act 200 times per year across the United States alone. Ron has hypnotized more than a quarter of a million people on stage in his career; by its nature, every show is different. Said Ron, “Jeanie and I can’t wait to see all our old fans and make some new ones! … Grab your friends; it can’t get any better than sunshine, farm animals, kettle corn, cotton candy and a comedy hypnosis show!”

Ron has appeared in major motion pictures, been featured in numerous national and international newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, written six books, over 40 CD and video/DVD programs and was considered for seven Grammy nominations in 2003 for his breakthrough CD The Heart’s Journey (the only hypnotist in history to be nominated). Ron is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and trainer, NLP instructor, body language expert and well known motivational speaker. He has been called “the rock star of hypnosis” by Backstage Magazine.


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Roberto the Magnificent Show times: Thursday, August 10, Main stage 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. & 6:15 p.m. / Roving Unicycling Elvis 4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Friday, August 11, Main stage 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. / Roving Mobile Professor Info Man 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Saturday, August 12, Main stage 12:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. / Roving Unicycling Coffee Barista 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Back by popular demand after a two year hiatus, Roberto the Magnificent will be performing his “crazy comedy stunt show” for the crowds at the Skagit County Fair. He has been perfecting his show for over two decades and is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts. Roberto the Magnificent has appeared on television and at thousands of events all over the world including civic performances, state fairs, music and arts festivals and schools. His performances are high- energy, funny and full of breathtaking visual stunts and audience participation. This is a show the whole family will enjoy. You can expect wild stunts like riding giant unicycles, jumping with industrial strength pogo sticks, juggling, flaming torches and spinning hand saws. Roberto has been known to appear in a variety of entertaining roving characters that may even include a Gourmet Coffee Barista, the Construction Guy, Chicken Farmer and everyone’s favorite: The King!

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Roberto has been the opening act for: David Copperfield, Conway Twitty, Reba McIntyre, The Kingsmen, The Temptations and even Weird Al Yankovic.

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Floricica Romanian Dance Ensemble Floricica Romanian Dance Ensemble asociatia.zestreacarpatilor Show time: Main Stage, Friday, August 11, 4:15 p.m. The Floricica (Little Flower) Romanian Dance Ensemble of the “Zestrea Carpatilor” Cultural-Educational Association and the “Martha Bibescu” Children’s Club from Comarnic, Romania, is returning to the 2017 fair lineup in partnership with the Anacortes Sister Cities Association (ASCA). This time around, the ensemble will be accompanied by the Baradache Band; a family band from Comarnic with vocalist Irina Mierlita. Irina will sing with talented young vocalist Silvia Bordeianu of Bacau, Moldova. As one of the last of its kind, the dance ensemble was founded in 2004 to promote Romanian folklore, heritage and customs through traditional folkdances and costumes. Their motto is “Educate through Culture.” Over the years the group has grown and now has about 80 children and teenagers attending the folkdance classes. The ensemble will perform dances from Oltenia (the famous Calus dance), the Muntenia area of Transylvania (dances from Oas and Ardeal), Moldova region and other minority dances like Basarabia Gipsy dance or gipsy dances of Romania. The accomplished group has travelled all over Europe to compete in international competitions and shows. The ensemble’s lively and intricate dances were choreographed by Cristian Colezea, master Constantin Andrei, Anamaria Dulam Lovric, dance instructors Adriana Balanica, Olteanu Marian and Andra Balanica. Born and raised in Comarnic, Romania, Anamaria came to the U.S. for the first time in August 2011 with the Floricica Dance Ensemble. Here she met Croation master dancer John Lovric of Anacortes, who assisted the group as a stage-hand. They fell in love and were married in 2015 in Romania with 17 American guests and a large number of Romanians in attendance. The couple welcomed a baby girl in August 2016 and has made their home in Anacortes. Said Anamaria: “Now I get to see my students and friends perform in the U.S. as I am now on the other side of the story, the American side. This will be the second time the group performs at the Skagit County Fair; it is a very unique experience for them to enjoy and participate on stage.” The Anacortes Sister Cities Association is proud to be covering about 70 percent of the expenses of the group travelling here. Donations are being accepted to help the ASCA create more spectacular events, help fund scholarships and more.


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Miller Campbell

Campbell’s first solo tour was November 2016 and covered the Pacific Northwest. She is entering her second year touring with the Skagit County Fair and Montana’s rodeo circuit in August and a West Coast tour from Seattle to San Diego this November. Said Campbell: “I am so excited, so incredibly blessed at the response to my music…getting to perform as a solo artist – and even being interviewed is mind boggling.” Main stage: Wednesday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. Community stage: Wednesday, August 9, 4:15 p.m. From Anacortes comes country music singer, Miller Campbell. Named one of the “Next Women of Country Music,” Miller is quickly rising through the Seattle Country ranks with her soulful, energetic music. Inspired by Little Big Town, Stevie Nicks, Pistol Annies and Jefferson Airplane, Campbell’s first extended play record (EP) was released in mid-July with Seattle’s London Bridge Studio. Said Miller: “The album was a long time coming. I have been travelling back and forth between Seattle and Nashville every other month but wanted to keep my record local.” In a sign of her growing career, Miller signed with Seattle PR Company Tiny Human on Monday, June 12.

Growing up in Skagit County, Miller went to the fair every year growing up. She remembers watching all the performers and never dreamed that she would end up being one of them. Campbell performed a couple of years ago at the Skagit County Fair with Northwest country cover band Twisted Dixie but 2017 marks her first time on the fair stage as a solo artist. Miller is excited to introduce her original songs with her signature gritty sound.

Campbell got her start at the age of six in musical theater and an active modeling career introduced her to the musicians that would form her first rock band in Seattle. Hailing from Miller Campbell the Glen Campbell lineage, Miller returned to her family roots when she found her true place writing and singing traditional blues-based country music.

Campbell is touring with musicians Caleb Morgan on bass, Josh Kossack on drums and Morgan Wick on lead guitar.

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PiCk YOUR DatE(S) aND SUBMit YOUR PHOtO • $25 gets you the date(s) of your choice* • A copy of the calendar (retail value of $12).

• A chance for your pet to be voted into a cover spot or one of 12 “pet of the month” feature spots** • A portion of all proceeds will go to the Humane Society

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WEDS & THURS: AUGUST 9TH AND 10TH Give-It-A-Try Health & Wellness Seminar XAD DockStars Showdown X-Treme Air Wave XAD Rapid Disc Showdown *New Sport X-Treme Air Wave


Give-It-A-Try Health & Wellness Seminar X-Treme Air Wave K9X Drag Race Finals X-Treme Air Wave X-Treme Hi-Jump Finals

MAIN STAGE POOL 10am-5pm MAIN STAGE POOL 10:00am MAIN STAGE POOL 1:00pm MAIN STAGE POOL 3:00pm K9 Hero’s Arena 4:30pm MAIN STAGE POOL 5:30pm MAIN STAGE POOL 10am-4pm MAIN STAGE POOL 11:30pm MAIN STAGE POOL 1:00pm K9 Hero’s Arena 2:00pm MAIN STAGE POOL 3:30pm (Semi-Pro/Pro) 4:30pm


K9 Stores K9 Stars Photo Booth Dog Community 10am–6pm XAD Last Chance Wave MAIN STAGE POOL 10:00am X-Treme Retrieve Finals MAIN STAGE POOL 12:00pm XAD Rapid Disc Finals K9 Hero’s Arena 1:30pm Dock Diving Finals Begin: Novice 2:30pm, Amateur 3:00pm Semi-Pro 3:30pm, Pro 4:00pm *All Times are tentative & subject to change X-Treme Pro 5:00pm

X-Treme AirDogs™ High-flying dogs and classic rock and roll. It’s new, it’s high energy, and it’s exciting; you have to experience it to believe it! Join the pack and interact with the show! Live streaming throughout the 2017 Fair Series Tour and Series Championships on Facebook: Exhibit hours: August 9-12, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sherman Anderson Ballfield at the Skagit County Fair President/CEO: Mike Allen E-mail: Cell phone: 541-914-8402 Canine Executive Officer: Chocolate Chip

The Skagit County Fair is thrilled to welcome the X-Treme AirDogs™ (XAD) Fair Series Tour for their first time at the fair! This is a high-energy entertainment headliner like no other! Said Fair Operations Manager Aric Gaither: “We look forward to this “big splash” at our fair!” See all phases of the DogTown show throughout the day: three water jumping competitions, two ground games, training and demo sessions, interacting with and educating the crowd. The crew welcomes questions and pictures with the dogs after the shows. Expect standing room only crowds and tons of fun! Teams made up of a dog and handler compete against each other to win. The water competition portion of the show includes X-Treme Air dock jumping, X-Treme Vertical high-jumping and X-Treme Retrieve. Spectators can expect to see some of the best pro dogs in the world, called “Dock Stars,” jump “monster air” off the 40-foot stage dock into a 41-foot by 21-foot, 32,000 gallon splash pool (expect to get splashed if you stand by the pool). The X-Treme AirDogs X-Treme Air (long jump for dogs) world record is held by a Lab at 29 feet 1 inch while the small dog league record (a yorky) is 6 feet 5 inches. The X-Treme air 18

competition circuit but there are always new dogs at each location which means a fresh competition at every show. Over the course of a season over 600 different dogs compete; mostly Labs but all breeds are welcome. You never know who will win!

sport competition includes five divisions: novice (for dogs who jump 0-10 feet), amateur (10 to 15 feet), semi-pro (15 to 20 feet), pro (20 to 25 feet) and X-Treme pro (over 25 feet). The second phase of the show will include two brand new ground games called X-Treme K-9 Disc, an intense, timed game of toss and catch and K-9X, a doggy drag race. Each dog has their own classic rock song and is competing for the X-Treme K-9 title which represents the top dog in points for that event. There are dogs that follow the

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Founded in 2003, the familyowned company produces the K-9 sport series from their home base in Junction City, Oregon. In addition to being the paid featured headliner for fairs all over the West Coast, the team also holds competitions, demonstrations, training seminars, the Give-It-A-Try™ program and offers titles and annual points championships. Said X-Treme AirDogs™ - DogTown owner and series producer, Mike Allen: “I have the best job in the world because I get to put smiles on our fans faces and share in the passion of our 4-legged kids. We are a high-energy, family friendly source of entertainment

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and fun for everyone and every dog; our dock jumping and ground games have evolved into a league that anyone can play. We have heart like no other company out there! Our mission is to improve the lives of our 4-legged kids and human XAD family, AMP the crowd and bring people together. We treat our fans like our family.” Mike’s experiences producing two NASCAR races, his time as a trainer and agent for world champion lumberjack, Mel Lentz, competing in motocross and as an Oregon State Baseball-Football alum helped him to create this high-energy amped K-9 sport. One of Mike and his wife Kris’ 4-legged kids was a little black Lab named Tula; she was the elite K-9 athlete who put the word “AMP” into the sport through her amped up energy. Tragically, she was lost to a kidney disease at just five years old. The family turned their devastating loss into the drive and passion behind the business. The whole family travels for the show and the couple’s adult children work alongside Mike to bring his vision to life. In all, there are four labs and eight to 10 crew members that are either family or like family.This will be the third to last stop of their 2017 tour, which runs the West Coast between Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The World Championships will be held on Labor Day weekend, August 26 through September 4 at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Oregon, where a series points champion and a world champion will be crowned. | August 9-12, 2017


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The Magic of Elliott Main stage show times: Saturday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Anacortes native, Elliott Hofferth, returns to the 2017 Skagit County Fair. After graduating from AHS in 2016, Elliott is coming home from his first year studying Materials Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. While studying in California, Elliott continued to perform for audiences as large as 1,100 where he mastered a revamped show sure to entertain and delight the entire family. In March, he traveled to Hollywood and auditioned at the famous Hollywood Magic Castle. He recently received notification of his acceptance to the Academy of Magical Arts and their desire for him to perform weekends this fall.

Elliott has been performing for large and small crowds since he was a child. Over the last 11 years his shows have been seen on the Las Vegas Strip, under the Saint Louis Arch and even on America’s Got Talent! Over the years, he has been the recipient of many awards for stage and performance excellence. In 2015, he was Elliot Hofferth named the Pacific Coast Teen Stage Magician of the year! Elliott is known for skillfully integrating was immersed in theatre and athletics messages and storytelling into his from a very young age. At age seven, magic act to inspire and connect with Elliott saw a magic show at his local his audiences. The Magic of Elliott library and it was then that he decided combines several theatrical disciplines to pursue the art of magic. He trained including theater, music, comedy, under master magicians Jeff McBride illusion, drama and dance to create and Eugene Burger and was mentored a truly multifaceted show great for all by Whatcom County native and fellow ages. magician, Sterling Dietz. Before the discovery of magic, Elliott

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trap off on his pants, knock a pretzel out of a volunteer’s mouth Comedy Juggling & Bubble Spectacular! and juggle razor-sharp blades while eating an apple. Matt will also be roving the grounds with Main Stage Show Times- Comedy Juggling: his new act, The Soap Bubble Weds. August 9, 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Spectacular. Look for him and his bubble wagon as they fill the sky Roving Soap Bubble Spectacular Sets: with giant soap bubbles up to six Wednesday, August 9, 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. feet in diameter, drawing in kids Matt Henry, the “master of the of all ages! It’s good clean fun! unnecessary,” will be performing two Matt’s one-man shows are different acts at the Skagit County Fair. Matt Henry always fresh, funny and fastOn stage he will present the Comedy paced; his stunts keep audiences Juggling Stunt Show that showcases his on the edge of their seats and rolling in the aisles. As a child unique combination of jaw-dropping, world growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, Matt came across the juggling championship skills, one-of-a-kind classic learn-to-juggle bestseller “Juggling for the Complete death defying stunts, humor and audience Klutz” and threw himself whole-heartedly into this odd pursuit. participation that keeps him in demand around He cut his teeth busking on the streets of Manhattan and the world. In a typical show, he might set a rat later moved to Orlando, Florida, honing his skills with thousands of shows on Orlando’s stages. He continued to expand his technical repertoire as well and his hard work was rewarded in 2001 Highest Quality • Local Shrimp when he bested dozens of other worldclass competitors to win a World Juggling Shop Here for Locally owned & operated by Championship. LOCAL Gift Items

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Said Matt: “I’m excited to come down to the Skagit Fair to share my shows with the fair-goers. I love performing my acts for fair audiences because I get to bring family and friends together through laughter and fun.”

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Trivia on the Main Stage Wednesday:4:45pm Thursday: 12:45pm Friday:2:00pm Saturday:2:30pm

6th Annual Diaper Derby Thursday @ 5:15 p.m. on the SICBA main stage Free registration (with Fair admission) -Great Prizes!! Racers must be non-walkers (crawlers) between 6-14 months old. Sign ups 4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. near the main stage. Full rules on Fair Website.

Swing by the Kid’s Zone

Swing by kid’s zone in it’s new location (East side of the pavilion) Daily Activities (10a-6p) hosted by: Wed: YMCA Thurs: Skagit Kid Insider Fri: Girl Scouts of Western WA Sat: Just Between Friends Marysville/Mount Vernon

Pie Eating Contest

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Wednesday- 1:30 p.m. Thursday- 2:45 p.m.; Cheer Contest- 5:00 p.m. Friday- 5:15 p.m. Saturday- 5:00 p.m. @ the SICBA Main Stage

Ride List Ferris Wheel Jungle Madness Glass House Carousel Tilt A Whirl Dragon Wagon Coaster Sizzler Samba Balloons Gravitron Raiders Wind Glider Baja Buggies Jump Octopus Around Jalopy Junction Super Slide Ride list is subject to change | August 9-12, 2017

It’s time for a little treasure hunt at the Fair! It’s easy to participate, and you will be eligible to win some great prizes! All it takes is nine simple stamps, so lace up your sneakers and take a Wednesday: 2:15 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. walk around to say Thursday: 2:00 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. hello to the vendors! Friday: 3:15 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Vendor Passport Drawing Times:

- Pick up your Vendor Passport at the information booth or at the Cleveland Park Gate (pedestrian entrance).

Saturday: 1:45 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.

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Do the Fair on a Budget Aric Gaither, Fair Operations Manager

Getting in the Gate

(Full details on Page 3): ★ Buy Fair tickets in advance! ★ Come Wednesday, August 9th, before 4pm, it’s only $4 per person ★ Come as a family of 4 any day, it’s only $20!

Aric’s Free Fair Tips

★ Watch your Favorite bands, hypnotist, jugglers, a magician and more on the SICBA Main Stage ★ Witness the Strolling Entertainment of Matt Henry (Wednesday-Soap Bubble Spectacular) and Roberto the Magnificent with a different “Wheelie Fun” character each day (Thurs-Sat) ★ Participate in or watch a pie eating contest at the main stage (Great Prizes!!!)

Sardis Birds of Prey ★ Watch the X-treme Air Dogs Show, this area will be action Photo Booth packed from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.! ★ Visit Sardis Birds of Prey Exhibit, Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. ★ Watch a Musical performance on the Community Stage ★ Visit the Kid’s Zone Free Activity Tent, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ★ Visit the Free Activity/giveaway booths on our Community Focused Days: Wednesday-Safety and Preparedness Day (free Horsemanship Events movie ticket for first 500 & Competitions to complete passport). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Family Resources Day (prizes for the first 100 to fill out a completed passport) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday- Samish Nation Sharing Day 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Contest Winner Saturday-Farmer CO-OP Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-H Archery Club ★ Try out the Mount Vernon Fire Department Obstacle Course Weds. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to X-treme Air Dogs. ★ See 4-H members in 4-H in Action in the A building daily. ★ Watch Performing Model Train exhibit Arts (singing dancing & musical skills) in the A Animal Barn building Wednesday evening -Goats ★ Check out the Quilts, sewing and Needlework in the B Building ★ Visit the FFA Petting Zoo 22

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★ Participate in Trivia at the main stage (Great Prizes!) ★ Take a fun picture at one of our Photo Stations ★ Check Out Model Trains, Art, Flowers, Canned Goods, The Grange and more in the D Building. ★ Wander through all of the Animal Barns (Pavilion, C, Horse Barns 1 & 2, G, E, F, Goat Tent) FFA Petting Zoo ★ Watch a Horse Drill Team performance Friday evening in the Horse Arena (many more events as well) ★ Fun costume classes for small and large animals (See animal judging schedule) ★ Experience the Livestock Auction at 6pm on Friday in the pavilion. You don’t have to be a buyer to attend, it’s a fun thing to watch the bidding happen! ★ Stroll amongst the Commercial Vendor Booths and fill out your vendor passport with a chance to win great prizes (you don’t have to buy anything to participate) ★ Enter your 6-14 month old in the Diaper Derby for a chance to win INCREDIBLE prizes. Or just watch…Babies Racing for glory! Thursday at 5:15pm on the main stage. ★ Say “Hi” to the 4-H Archery Club in the front wing of the Pavilion ★ Watch underwater technology at its finest at the 4-H Sea-Tech Club Tent

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Food at the Fair

Cantina at the Fair!

CaribBean Cuisine: (Belizean Cuisine) Tamales, Java Jo’s On the Go: Breakfast, Espresso, Caribbean rice & beans, Belizean smoothies, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, burritos, Steak burritos, adobo fajitas, chicken strips, chicken thai wrap. shrimp burrito, Belizean Joe’s Shaved Ice: shaved ice, rolled chicken tacos, coconut cotton candy, lemonade, floats. macaroons, quesadillas. Linda’s Concessions: gyros, Caveman Eats: Gumbo, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, pulled pork carnitas fries, curly fries. bacon wrapped corn dogs, lobster mac & cheese, asada Ohana BBQ: Teriyaki Rib-Eye, tacos, blackberry lemonade, Kahlua Pulled Pork, Teriyaki BBQ bacon cheeseburgers. Chicken, Ahi Poke and TeriyakiBurger, & Much More Hawaiian Donut Seed Co: Mini donuts, BBQ food. strawberry shortcake, BBQ bratwurst, corndogs, curly fries Popmaster Kettle Corn: kettle w/ chili & cheese. corn, lemonade shakers. Gold Buckle Espresso: Espresso, Rainbow Mexican Food: tacos, smoothies, red bull drinks, Italian burritos, tortas, mangos on the sodas, baked goods, candy, water. stick, corn on the cob (elotes), chicharrones, vasos de frutas, hot Grandma Yummies: Gyros, pizza, dog, raspados. salads, crepes, soda, water. Ray’s Food: teriyaki chicken, orange Irishman Enterprises: Corn Dogs of chicken, fried rice, elephant ears. the World, philly cheesesteak, Colossal crisp French fries, old-fashioned Sequim Valley Products: funnel lemonade, iced tea. cakes, fried twinkies, fresh juices. Irishman Ice Cream: soft serve ice cream, Skagit County Dairy Women: soda floats. Milkshakes, cones, sundaes, floats.

Come grab a pint and watch your favorite act on the Main Stage from the Cantina! Expanded area this year! Patrons must be 21 to enter. The Cantina will be open all four days of the fair with hours as follows:

Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday, Noon – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 10:00 p.m

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