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Skagit County Fair August 11 -14 th
TICKETS5 years old & under are FREE every day Wednesday & Thursday
ALL FAIR GENERAL ADMISSION IS $8!! Family (2 youth & 2 adults): $30
Friday & Saturday Adults (18-61): $11 Youth (6-17) & Senior Citizens (62+): $9 Family (2 youth & 2 adults): $35
Hibernation to Jubilation ............................................ 3 Thank you Sponsors! ................................................... 4 A look back at Fair History............................................ 5 Fair Map....................................................................... 7 Main Stage Entertainment .......................................8-9 School of Rock Lynnwood House Band ...............10-11 Family Entertainment on the Main Stage..................14 Community Stage Entertainment..............................15 Latino/Carnival Stage Entertainment ........................16 Latino Entertainment at the Fair ................................17 Roving Entertainment at the Fair...............................20 4-H and FFA at the Skagit County Fair..................21-22
Hibernation to Jubilation: The Stage is Set
Advance tickets: $7 See Fair website for advance details
CARNIVAL one day wristbands Onsite: $35, no pre-sales this year See Fair website for advance details
Parking $6 at the South Gate
Fair Location, Times & Contact Information:
501 Taylor St. (South Gate), Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Animal Barns Schedule ....................23 Horse Arena Schedule ................... 24 Carnival at the Fair ................ 26 Fun Fair Events......... 27-30 Food & Beer Menu.........30 Fair Master Schedule .....31
fter a dormant 2020, we have emerged from hibernation, rolled up our sleeves, and are spinning the 2021 Fair into full-fledged fury. The Skagit Fair has endured two world wars, the great depression, droughts, doubts, and the Spanish flu. As the longest running festival in Skagit County, we have emerged from a hiatus with renewed enthusiasm and steadfast determination. The stage is set, the carnival is in place, the vendors are ready, the bands are tuned, the tents are erect, and the animals are kicking at the barn doors with excitement.
The Skagit County Fair runs August 1114. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. www.skagitcounty.net/fair Phone: 360-416-1350
After the Spanish flu swept through the US in 1918, a renewed energy spurred the roaring twenties— rousing greater innovation and a passion for music, arts, and creativity. A year of reflection brings resurrection and the 2021 Fair will be the perfect venue for reconnection. The 2021 Fair sets the transformation process in motion as our cocoons dissolve and we focus on our summer Fair freedom flight, complete with funnel cakes, French fries, fajitas, and other fair food favorites. Carnival Hours: And if you’re into gardens, we have what ales you-- complete with a libation for 12:30 – 11:00 p.m. your hydration. Pitch back a beer and engage in a double dose of corn near Closing times may change due to weather the stage—a Skagit Fair activity better and crowds. known as the cantina ‘corn’er special. We want to extend a big thanks to Brian Where else can you stuff back a footlong Young for his work on the cover art of corndog while tossing a game of this program, the Fair website, poster cornhole? and many other Fair promotional items. His creative skills have been a real key to The Skagit Fair promises a howlin’ good our success, so thanks, Brian! time with a full four days of burgeoning Editorial: Oralie Chapman, Aric Gaither bands, fired-up farm life, clever crafts, greasy grub, riveting rides, and fifteen acres of fun. We have brought 130 years of entertainment to the people of Skagit County and look forward to bringing another 130 years. Come join us as the gates open on August 11--14, its going to be a show for the books. 1215 Anderson Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 Advertising: 360.416.2180 • firstname.lastname@example.org Restocking: 360.416.2165 © Skagit Publishing 2019 | All rights reserved. goskagit.com
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A tremendous HOWL OF THANKS to all our supporters A very special thanks to
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A Look back at Fair History
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Main Stage Entertainment Pacific Twang
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11TH 11:30 a.m.- Sunday Speedtrap 12:30 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 1:30 pm- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 2:45 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 3:45 p.m- Marcia Kester 5:00 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 6:00 p.m.- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 7:30 p.m.- Pacific Twang
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS LIVE MUSIC LODGING
11:30 a.m- Sunday Speedtrap 12:30 p.m- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 1:30 p.m.- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 2:45 p.m. - Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 3:45 p.m.- Cheer at the Fair 4:45 p.m- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 5:45 p.m- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 7:15 p.m.- The Dizzys Cheeer at the Fair
School of Rock Lynnwod House Band
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH 11:30 a.m.- Sunday Speedtrap 12:30 p.m.-Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 1:30 p.m.- Magic of Elliott Hunter 2:30 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 3:30 p.m- Magic of Elliott Hunter 4:30 p.m- Scratch Daddy 5:45 p.m – Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 6:45 p.m – Magic of Elliott Hunter 8:00 p.m—School of Rock Lynnwood House Band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14TH
Mariachi MV & Mexican Folklorico
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11:00 a.m- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 12:00 p.m.- Sunday Speedtrap 1:00 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 2:00 p.m.- The Dan Canyon Band 3:30 p.m.- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 4:45 p.m.- Matt Henry Comedy Juggling 5:45 p.m- The Penny Stinkers 7:15 p.m- Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist 8:30 p.m- Mariachi MV & Mexican Folklorico Ballet 8:45 p.m Lorenzo Mendez goskagit.com
you love live music, that Skagit County Fair has you covered! Please join us at the Main Stage for our daily lineup of talented, local musicians. With the wide range of musical styles joining us, there is something for everyone to enjoy. SUNDAY SPEEDTRAP Wednesday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m. Chris Eric has been an acoustic singer/ songwriter known as Sunday Speedtrap for over 25 years. Sunday Speedtrap is currently presenting “Sing Along Songs of the Decades.” The show features the Top 10 radio hit songs from the 60s through the 90s. Take a walk down memory lane as you clap and sing along. MARCIA KESTER Wednesday: 3:45 p.m. Marcia Kester’s voice tells it all: the heat, the honey, and a bit of Delta hardscrabble. Her performances bring a savory vocal texture that adds a modern flavor to all the classics, from rock to pop, country to oldies, and a bit of blues thrown in…. And Marcia is always just so much fun! PACIFIC TWANG Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Pacific Twang features beautiful vocal harmonies and stellar musicianship. Its members hail from other highly popular local bands and the combined experience of this group makes for something really special. From sweet old-timey ballads to fiery boot stompers, you’ll be highly entertained and dancing all night.
SCRATCH DADDY Friday: 4:30 p.m. Scratch Daddy is a four-piece band that performs the “blues & beyond” with a little blend of R&B, Motown and rock. Come out and enjoy an easy to listen to, energetic dance band. SCHOOL OF ROCK LYNNWOOD HOUSE BAND Friday: 8:00 p.m. School of Rock Lynnwood House Band is a group of talented young musicians that perform regularly all over the PNW area and beyond. They are a high caliber, family-friendly cover band sure to entertain and impress any audience! THE DAN CANYON BAND Saturday: 2:00 p.m. The Dan Canyon Band is a hard ridin’, fast drawin’, straight shootin’, trail drivin’, three-part Harmonizin’ Cowboy band. Dan is the leader, songwriter, and vocalist for the five-piece band made up of some of the best players in the Northwest...Come on out to see some guitar playin’! THE PENNY STINKERS Saturday: 5:45 p.m. The Penny Stinkers began as a folksy “busking” band; however, through the last decade, it has grown into a unique, high-energy party and dance band that balances trips down memory lane with the latest in musical genres and hardcharging originals. You will be on your feet dancing with the group’s multifaceted guitar and rhythm styles.
MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL MARIACHI & FOLKLORICO Saturday: 8:30 p.m. Mount Vernon High School Mariachi & Folklorico is the biggest Mariachi THE DIZZYS Program on the western side of the Thursday: 7:15 p.m. State of Washington with over 120 The Dizzys bring an exciting blend of students enrolled in the Mariachi and modern and timeless music to each of Folklorico program. The mission of the their shows. Their selection of country, Mariachi Program is to keep Mexican rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, and a dash of traditions of dance and music alive with blues is sure to get everyone up on their our youth. You will not want to miss this feet and dancing. performance; they are the perfect leadin to the music of Lorenzo Mendez! goskagit.com
LORENZO MENDEZ Saturday: 8:45 p.m. Lorenzo Mendez will bring the sizzle with Latin songs sure to get you up and moving on a hot summer night. Mendez has won two Latin Grammys and has collaborated with other great artists such as Leo Dan, Edith Marquez, Rio Roma, Kalimba, Voice to Voice, among other famous bands. After joining and performing with Original Band El Limón for 11 years, he is currently stepping out with his solo career. MEET YOUR EMCEES Don Wick - Wednesday Don is a local icon in the Skagit Valley. He has been an important part of nearly every big event in Skagit County over the years and enjoys being with his local community! Don is excited to open the Fair up on the main stage and also wants to remind you that his club, The Mount Vernon noon Kiwanis, will be hosting the Cantina once again in 2021, just east of the Main Stage. Grab a pint and Don will give you a lesson in Fair history when he is not up on the mic. Todd Young, Thursday-Saturday Todd loves the Skagit Valley and works to both support and contribute to the creative community here. In addition to being the founding VP of AMP (Anacortes Music Project) and the host of the local music podcast: “The NeXt Show”, Todd has been the host and MC for many local events, including The Summer Solstice Music Festival (Guemes Island), The Anacortes Arts Festival, and The Yule Bizarre (Anacortes). Todd is ecstatic to be part of the Skagit County Fair this year! SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR
School of Rock Lynnwood House Band T
he Skagit County Fair is thrilled to welcome the School of Rock Lynnwood House Band along with the Seattle House Band for their first performance at our Fair! School of Rock Lynnwood House Band is a group of talented young musicians that perform regularly all over the Pacific Northwest area and beyond. These students are not only among the most proficient musicians at the school, more importantly they’re leaders and mentors to their peers and ambassadors for the School of Rock. Before Covid, the band had the opportunity to perform with Hall of Fame artists at notable events and festivals such as Summerfest, Bumbershoot, Live on KEXP, and Edmonds Performing Arts. This is a first-rate, family friendly cover band sure to entertain and impress any audience! There are currently eight kids 10
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in the Lynnwood House Band, ranging between 14 and 18 years of age. Said School of Rock Lynnwood co-owner, Jon, “While we were able to do Zoom lessons and come up with an elaborate plan to do socially-distant in-person rehearsals and two live-streamed shows during Covid, this is the first time that our House Band has taken the stage in over a year and half. We are excited to perform for the first time at the Skagit County Fair! For some of the kids, this is their first time performing at a fair.”
18 the opportunity to join a gigging band made up of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year.
School of Rock is open to everyone, with programs suited to kids six years of age all the way up through senior citizens. At six years old, kids attend the Rookies Program where they are introduced to all rock instruments. The next level is Rock 101 for 8–13-yearolds. This is where students get their first experience of what it’s like to be in SCHOOL OF ROCK PROGRAMS a band. Said Jon, “We teach them the School of Rock Lynnwood offers a School of Rock Method of “being in a wide variety of lessons, music camps and workshops that help students learn band.” We start with easily recognizable the musical skills they need to learn how rock songs that we know are really to play in a band or to write songs. The good then teach the theory that’s in the songs. We use contextual learning. School of Rock Lynnwood House Band For example, if we want to teach blues music program gives students under goskagit.com
scales, we find a great AC/DC, Rolling Stones, or even a Metallica song that uses them.”
a non-profit called Seattle Teen Music to help find venues and opportunities for youth singers and bands, which is still operating today. Jon also helps run From Rock 101, students move up to the Seattle Peace Concerts (founded in the Performance Program for 8–18-year- 1981), which brings free summer music olds. This is where they learn how to concerts to the Seattle Parks. His wife of perform on stage as a rock band. All over 30 years, Gayle, was a preschool students in the Performance Program teacher in the Edmonds School District have the opportunity to audition for before coming over and joining the a spot in School of Rock Lynnwood’s school with the benefit of her longHouse Band. Once selected, House standing history of education in the Band members become leaders in their area. Today, they work at the school as School of Rock community and perform co-owners. live shows at Washington rock venues throughout the year. Said Jon, “It’s fun A major part of their inspiration to to pair up eight-year-olds with 18-year- open a School of Rock franchise was olds on stage. The older kids often act based on their personal experiences as mentors but what is really fun is when with School of Rock. The couple first you see the younger kid outworking the experienced the benefits of the School older one. If you don’t tell them what of Rock concept after their kids, Kyle they can’t do, they’re going to figure out and Megan, who were 11 and 13 at the what they can. If you encourage them, time, joined the Seattle School of Rock they just take off.” in 2009. Their kids remained involved in the Seattle school for six years. Said HISTORY OF SCHOOL OF ROCK Jon, “We always appreciated the impact that School of Rock had on our kids – The first school was opened in both for music and just life skills – such Philadelphia in 1998 by Paul Green, as respecting the process of being in who had been looking for his next a band, respect for bandmates and career move before landing on the the equipment. There is a community concept of the after-school rock band behind School of Rock – it’s about more performance program. Incidentally, the movie “School of Rock” was based than the music lesson; it’s about finding your spot in the community of music. on that school with Jack Black loosely portraying the founder. After the success It’s inclusive for everyone’s skills and talents. Some will become professional of the original school, Paul launched more schools on the East Coast before franchising it out. Today, there are over 275 schools with 38,000 students around the world.
musicians; some will go on to be in the music industry and others just want to be part of the community. It’s like the Boys and Girls Club for music.” Jon elaborated, “It became our family thing. The school really embraces a family concept. The kids come in and learn rock music but are also bringing it home. It became part of our dinner conversations and we were enjoying their performances. Our kids formed lifelong friendships. Now that our kids are in their mid-to-late-20s we have been able to see the lifelong impact that School of Rock has had. Kyle has gone on to be a professional musician in L.A. He used School of Rock as an opportunity to learn to play guitar before attending Mountlake Terrace High School for Jazz. He studied music at USC on a scholarship, earning a bachelor’s and graduate degree in music. Megan plays bass and guitar to this day; she actively participates in open mics and music projects. While her career is not in music, Megan has expressed that performing on stage gave her the planning skills and confidence to “pretty much tackle anything.” Visit http://lynnwood.schoolofrock. com to learn more. Follow the school on Instagram at @SORLYNNWOOD.
Initially, four local School of Rock schools were established in the Seattle area. The first was the Seattle School of Rock (now in Greenwood) in 2008, then Bellevue, Issaquah and West Seattle locations were opened. The School of Rock Lynnwood was founded in 2017 by Jon and Gayle Scherrer. Jon’s former career was in high-tech but he became involved with Seattle youth bands after identifying the difficulty that performers under the age of 21 had in finding music venues to play at in Seattle. He started goskagit.com
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Family Entertainment on the Main Stage Y
ou can count on great family entertainment at the Skagit County Fair. This year, we have three wonderful, returning acts that bring the fun every time we see them. Be prepared to be delighted!
MATT HENRY, THE “MASTER OF THE UNNECESSARY” Wednesday: 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Friday: 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Matt Henry is a performer with some serious skills. His cutting-edge effects, and innovative wit have awed and amused audiences around the world but it’s his combination of one-of-akind stunts, humor, and audience participation that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and rolling in the aisles. Matt developed the nucleus of his Comedy Juggling Stunt Show during his days busking on the streets of Manhattan. He then moved to Orlando, honing his skills with thousands (yes, thousands) of shows onstage at Disney World. Henry continued to expand his technical repertoire as well and his hard work was rewarded in 2001 when he bested dozens of other world-class competitors to win a World Juggling Championship. Don’t miss your chance to see this versatile performer perform his comedy juggling act. He will wow you with his wit, charm, and skill! To learn more about Matt Henry, visit trainedhuman. com/. Follow his Facebook page at facebook.com/ matthenrytrainedhuman.
ELLIOTT HUNTER, “THE MAGIC OF ELLIOTT” Friday: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. At just 23 years old, Elliott Hunter is named as one of the top young magicians working today! He is a regular performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and has headlined some of the world’s most exclusive private night clubs in L.A. and Las Vegas. Most recently he was named the International Champion of stage magic by the Magic Masters Summit and is hailed by his peers for his ability to appeal to audiences both young and old all over 14
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the world. After obtaining his engineering degree, Elliott worked to incorporate his technical knowledge to customize his show for large company meetings and educational efforts; all while adding a dynamic aspect to his full evening show. Companies like SONY, TEDx, and Starbucks have all featured Elliott for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his efforts. By combining sleight of hand with intimate storytelling and other facets of entertainment, Elliott Hunter creates an experience more unique than his Ginger Genetics! To learn more about Elliott, visit ehuntermagic.com. Follow him on Instagram @elliotthuntermagic.
RON STUBBS, ROCK AND ROLL HYPNOTIST Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 1:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Saturday: 3:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Ladies and gentlemen, The Skagit County Fair would like to welcome back, once again, our favorite hypnotist, the Rockstar of Hypnosis himself: Ron Stubbs! Ron Stubbs and the Hypnotic Mayhem Comedy Hypnosis Show comes complete with the sound and lighting effects that you would expect from a full-blown rock concert. Add an exceedingly liberal dose of intensely insane comedy where the audience becomes the stars of the show and anything can happen… and often does. Take all your preconceived notions of what a hypnosis show is supposed to be and toss them out the window. It’s like nothing you have ever seen before…. That’s because it’s much more than your typical hypnosis show…it’s HYPNOTIC MAYHEM…. To learn more about Ron visit rockandrollhypnotist. com. Follow his Facebook page at facebook.com/ RonStubbsHypnoticMayhem. goskagit.com
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WEDNESDAY he t n i 12:00pm Hometowners ted court a c o 1:15pm Hometowners L d o o f 2:30pm Wren the Juggler fair ting area 3:15pm Sunday Speedtrap sea 5:00pm Anacortes Music Project Presents Ebb Slack & Flood Wren the Juggler
6:15pm Anacortes Music Project Presents Ebb Slack & Flood Sunday Speedtrap
12:00pm Wren the Juggler 1:15pm Sunday Speedtrap 2:30pm Wren the Juggler 3:15pm Sunday Speedtrap 5:00pm Baley Heyntsen 6:15pm Mount Baker Square Dancers
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12:00pm Anacortes Music Project presents Tom Savage 1:15pm Anacortes Music Project presents Tom Savage 2:30pm Wren the Juggler 3:15pm Sunday Speedtrap 5:00pm Wren the Juggler 6:15pm Marcia Kester 7:30pm Marcia Kester
SATURDAY 12:00pm Hometowners 1:15pm Hometowners 2:30pm Wren the Juggler 3:15pm Sunday Speedtrap 5:00pm Paddenjamb 6:15pm Paddenjamb 7:30pm Baley Heyntsen
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The Skagit County Fair would like to thank Monique Brigham - owner of Plumeria Breezes Travel and event lead for the Relay for Life of the PNW - for volunteering to run the 2021 community stage. Said Monique, “I love running the stage, working with the community and I am excited to announce Relay for Life of the PNW is happening August 21st from 4pm -11pm at the Swinomish! I also want to thank Skagit County for helping us raise more than $55k in the middle of a pandemic.“ goskagit.com
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Latino/Carnival Stage Entertainment SATURDAY 14 - LATINO DAY
WEDNESDAY 11 - NORTEÑO NIGHT 5:00pm to 5:45pm DJ PLAGA 5:45pm to 5:50pm.... MC/sponsors 5:50pm to 6:30pm.... New Talent 6:30pm to 6:35pm....MC/Giveaways 6:35pm to 7:35pm....Veleria Cruz y Su Grupo Voces 7:35pm to 7:40pm....MC 7:40pm to 8:40pm....Paquita Imitador 8:40pm to 8:45pm....MC/Sponsors 8:45pm to 10:00pm...Norteño Grupo Leve
THURSDAY 12 - DJ NIGHT 5:00 pm to 5:40pm... DJ PLAGA (Miam latin vibe) 5:40 pm to 5:45pm...MC/GIVEAWAYS 5:45 pm to 6:25pm...DJ EXPRESSION (Colombian Dj) 6:25 pm to 6:30..... MC/ANUNCIOS 6:30 pm to 7:35 pm...DJ GEO (Dj From Guatemala) 7:35 pm to 7:40 pm....MC/giveaway 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm...DJ FRANK (Dj from Panama) 8:40pm to 8:45pm...MC/sponsors 8:45pm to 9:05pm....DJ PLAGA (Miami latin vibe ) 9:05pm to 10:05pm....Grupo Los De La Sierra (Norteño Group from yakima) FRIDAY 13 - BANDA NIGHT 5:00pm to 5:45pm....DJ PLAGA 5:45pm to 5:50pm...MC/Giveaways 5:50pm to 6:50pm... Grupo Jose Rangel y su Nueva Alianza 6:50pm to 6:55pm....DJ PLAGA/ MC/Sponsors 6:55pm to 7:55pm... Hermanos Gonzalez 7:55pm to 8:00pm...MC/Giveaways/DJ PLAGA 8:00pm to 10pm.... Banda Candela
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12pm to 12:30pm... DJ PLAGA 12:30pm to 12:35pm... MC/Sponsors 12:35pm to 1:35pm...New Talent Group 1:35pm to 1:40pm...MC/Giveaways 1:40pm to 2:40pm... New talent 2:40pm to 2:45pm....MC/Sponsors 2:45pm to 3:30pm.... Payasito Benny 3:30pm to 3:35pm... MC/giveaways 3:35pm to 4:40pm... Mariachi MV/Ballet Folklor 4:40pm to 4:45pm... MC/Sponsors 4:45pm to 5:20pm....Impacto Latino Dance Crew 5:20pm to 5:25pm...MC/Giveaways 5:25pm to 6:30pm... Rock Band Azetatos 6:35pm to 6:40pm...MC 6:40pm to 8:15pm....Group TBA/ closing carnival stage Show moves to Main stage 8:15pm to 8:20... DJ PLAGA 8:20pm to 8:25....MC/thanks 8:25pm to 8:40....Mariachi MV and ballet folk for opening show/together 8:40pm to 8:45pm....MC Closing/sponsors 8:45pm to 10pm... Lorenzo Mendez y Su Banda LMZ Show
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Latino Entertainment at the Fair
SCHEDULE FEATURED ARTIST: Lorenzo Mendez Wednesday-Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The featured artist for the Latino Stage and closing the Main Stage on Saturday Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. night is Lorenzo Mendez. Born on December 15, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Lorenzo was e are pleased to announce that inspired by the “Tigers of the North” (Los Tigres Del Norte) as a child. With the the Latino Entertainment / Carnival support of his parents, he was able to study singing and began his career as a Stage is returning to the Fair, bigger singer and songwriter at the age of seven. and better than before, after its first run As his talents grew, he participated in several musical events such as the in 2019. The stage will feature a wide “Mariachi Festival” where he was the winner. He also appeared in “Gigantes de variety of Spanish genres, including la Mañana” where he was crowned the winner; one of his prizes was to have a Spanish Rock, Banda, Norteño, Cumbia, record contract with Univision! From there, Lorenzo had incredible luck, winning Tropical, Mariachi, Latin DJ music, dance the lottery twice and then becoming the father of Vicky Mendez. crews, and artists such as imitators and When Lorenzo was about to release his first album as a soloist in 2010, he was clowns. Some of the local and visiting invited to participate as a singer of the Original Band El Limón (Banda La Original Mexican bands who are coming to share El Limon), to which he went on to belong for more than 11 years. Mendez has their talents are Grupo Leve, Grupo reaped a lot of successes. The first song he performed with the band was “Di Los De La Sierra, Banda La Potente S, Que Volveras” (Say you will come back); which remained at the top of the music Azetatos Rock Band, Payasito Benny charts for an extended period of time. From that time, fans of the genre began Show, DJ Plaga, DJ Frank, Mariachi MV, knowing who Lorenzo Mendez was, and he went on to win two Latin Grammys. Mount Vernon Folkloric, Jose Rangel y Among his many achievements, he has collaborated with famous artists such as Su Nueva Alianza, Impacto Latino Dance Leo Dan, Edith Marquez, Rio Roma, Kalimba, and Voice to Voice. Crew, among others. After separating from his old band, Mendez decided to start a career as a The owner of Marketing & Concerts, soloist with the song “Imperfectly perfect.” Imperfectly Perfect was well Adriana Suarez, who brings Latino acts received within mainstream music platforms. Today, Lorenzo still has the to fairs and casinos, and who will be respect of the music industry as a composer and interpreter. This year, the stage manager of the Carnival he is releasing several musical themes that you will soon be able to stage shared “we are a great impact enjoy on digital platforms. here in the community. We want to Opening the stage for Lorenzo is the Mount Vernon High School make a difference too, that’s why Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico we’re doing this. Our performers Mount Vernon High School Mariachi & Folklorico is the want to expose their talents to biggest Mariachi Program on the Western side of the State of a wider American audience; I Washington, with over 120 students enrolled in the Mariachi think it’s important to share the and Folklorico program. The mission of the Mariachi different kinds of music that Program is to keep Mexican traditions of dance and music represent all members of our alive with our youth. This year, MV Mariachi has performed community. We are uniting for Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta, Seattle Dia de as a community; not only as Muertos, and for Washington Governor, Jay Inslee. The Latinos but different cultures group gained a new Mariachi Director this year named in general, so we can grow this Ramon Rivera, who is currently teaching two Folklorico community fair together. Having a classes and four high school Mariachi classes. Said space for Spanish music has been a the program organizer, “We believe that Mariachi challenge and I am very happy that Music will live forever in our community through our FEATURED ARTIST we now have our own 4-day Latin performances. We are excited to be part of the Skagit Stage to share music in Spanish. Lorenzo Mendez County Fair this year!” The Latin Stage is placed well at Special thanks to our sponsors Morenos Mexican the fair; we have a good location Restaurant, Tepic Mexican Restaurant, Lorenzos Mexican where most people can see us. The Restaurant in Sedro-Woolley and Lauras Carniceria (meat goal is to grow more and maybe one shop). This is the first time the Skagit County Fair has had day have bigger artists performing Latino sponsors. Also, thank you to Lauras Carniceria for on several days of the fair. Fair organizer, providing the first ever official Latino outlet for tickets to Aric Gaither, has been an important part the Skagit County Fair; this is historic. of making all of this possible, listening to ¡Enjoy the music! Disfrutar de la música! my ideas and of course to our sponsors.”
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Roving Entertainment at the Fair A
t the Fair, entertainment isn’t reserved only for when you’re parked at one of our stages. Our roving entertainers ensure that you are entertained even as you walk around the fairgrounds. We have three wonderful, roving acts joining us in 2021. Keep an eye out for all of them!
THE DINO CREW
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Dino Crew will be bringing its dinosaur entertainment back to the Skagit County Fair this year! The Dino Crew specializes in bringing “the dinosaur theme” to life! Fair goers will be surprised by the details in the car-sized mechanical dinosaur suits and how realistic they can be. There will be one LG Dino and another roaming the grounds looking for friends to play with. There will also be several small baby Dinos coming out to interact with fair goers. Despite their ferocious looks and intimidating roars, the dinosaurs have super likable personalities, and they are great with people of all ages! For the 2–5-year old’s they can act like a gentle puppy, or for the older ones they can behave like a wild dinosaur. Learn more at dinocrewentertainment.com. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/dinocrewentertainment.
WREN THE JUGGLER
Wren will be strolling the fairgrounds a portion of each day TBD while also performing on the community stage. Wren the Juggler has been juggling for years, both delighting audiences with high energy, fun, funny acts and also annoying downstairs neighbors with late night practicing (sorry, Steve). Wren comes at juggling and circus from a technical and analytical angle. The mathematical patterns and possibilities of the various props have served as his inspiration to develop acts that both technically delight and make audiences roar with laughter. A local to Skagit County, Wren has performed at libraries, festivals, parties and more. His juggling has created many smiling interactions wherever he roams...because it is juggling and how can that not make everyone smile?
MATT HENRY, BIG OL’ BUBBLES ROVING BUBBLE ACT Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Matt Henry is a multi-talented performer and entertainer. He honed his comedy juggling act over many years, which he will be performing at the Fair. Not content to rest on his laurels, though, Matt also developed a completely different performance, called the Big Bubble Show. After following a recipe for homemade “bubble juice” he found online in 2012, his initial efforts created such fascination and joy in onlookers that he knew he had to make it part of the act. Since then, he has brought his giant bubbles to events across North America, delighting children and the young-at-heart with his spectacular creations! You will not want to miss Matt’s strolling giant bubble entertainment! To learn more about Matt Henry, visit trainedhuman.com/. Follow his Facebook page at facebook.com/matthenrytrainedhuman. 20
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4-H & FFA at the Skagit County Fair T
he 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 is connected to high school Agriculture classes and the 4-H all year long. The clubs share common themes: hands on learning, community spirit, sciences, arts, and agriculture.
4-H YOUTH PROGRAMS
he 4-H youth program is volunteer driven 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 nineteen 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.
is “Making the Best Better”. You will see these values reflected in the youth when you take time to visit and talk with 4-H members at the fair. Children join 4-H by choosing a 4-H Says Dorothy Elsner WSU Extension club; visiting with leaders and members Skagit County 4-H Program Coordinator: at the fair is a great way to find a “4-H thrives in Skagit County due to good fit for an individual’s interests. incredible support from the Skagit 4-H members can compete with their County community. The generosity of projects in contests at the local, state, our community enables Skagit County regional, or national levels and also 4-H to continue our mission in raising attend conferences and events. 4-H responsible, thoughtful and generous has four Essential Elements: Belonging, Generosity, Mastery, and Independence. leaders for our future.” These topics give youth a safe place to 4-H EXHIBITS AND CONTESTS “Learn as they Do”, generate positive youth/adult partnerships, and feel a part The 4-H building (Building A) is full of a bigger community. The 4-H motto of interesting still-life exhibits and 4-H goskagit.com
in Action demonstrations. Building C houses 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 Animal Barn, 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.
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4-H & FFA at the Skagit County Fair FFA
he FFA organization was founded in 1928 by 33 farm boys under the name the Future Farmers of America; FFA now has almost 760,113 members in 8,739 chapters nationwide with millions of alumni. The organization is part of the high school courses in more than 300 careers in the food, fiber and natural resources industry including animal science, horticulture, agricultural mechanics and natural resources. The FFA motto: “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve” and the chapter’s activities are planned to help students do all of this. Skagit County has three FFA chapters:
their leadership skills in the community.
The Burlington-Edison FFA chapter has a long tradition of involving its members in the many different facets of agriculture that the Skagit Valley area has to offer. Students take pride in exhibiting their various projects at the fair each summer, and during the school year are involved in everything from Trapshooting and Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems to Floriculture and Nursery Landscape and Veterinary Science, Food Science and Leadership training in many different ways.
Sedro-Woolley FFA is active in the Floriculture and Nursery Landscape competitions hosted by FFA as well as Logging Rodeo and Trapshooting activities. Their activities are about getting outdoors - whether it’s to tend to animals, practice for competitions, or explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The chapter emphasizes leadership and personal development through action and involvement and we strive to offer members as many new and exciting experiences as possible.
Mount Vernon FFA is one of the first five chapters in Washington State! We’re also the home to the first female National FFA Officer, Julie Smiley. Throughout the year our chapter is dedicated to community service and leadership; we work on projects with Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, Neighbors in Need Food Bank, and other organizations. Besides animal projects, students participate in Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems and Veterinary Science competitions and their activities include many options for students to practice 22
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Technology Displays · Horticulture and Landscape Displays · Educational Exhibits
The Skagit County Junior Livestock Auction will be held Friday night, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Skagit County Fair Pavilion. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR YOUTH BY BUYING LOCAL LIVESTOCK.
Come and see the FFA club member booths and livestock exhibits in: · Dairy Cattle · Beef Cattle · Swine · Sheep · Goats · Poultry · Rabbits · Dairy Cattle and Livestock Judging Contests · Agriculture Mechanics and goskagit.com
Building B Building D Building D
12:00 PM-6:00 PM Open Class Sewing, Needlework, Quilts Entries Accepted 8/8 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Open Class Food Preservation Entries Accepted 8/8 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Open Class Hobbies and Crafts, Fine Arts and Photography Entries Accepted (or by appointment)
8/12 5:00 PM - Dog 4-H Costume Building C 8/12 7:30 PM - 4-H and FFA Sheep Awards Sheep Barn Haul Out of FFA/4-H Sheep - (Animals staying for open class and livestock sale will need to be cleaned and moved) 8/12 9:00 PM - Exhibit Barns Close All Areas 8/13 6:00 AM–9:00 AM - Open Class Sheep Vet Check Behind Sheep Barn 8/13 9:00 AM - 4-H Goat Judging Contest, followed by Groom Squad Sheep/ Goat Arena 8/13 10:00 AM-5:00 PM - Archery Demonstration Pavilion / Under Stands 8/13 All Day - Dog 4-H Showmanship Building C 8/13 Dog 4-H Showmanship - Run Off Building C 8/13 10:00 AM–3:00 PM - Dairy FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Pavilion 8/13 10:00 AM - Beef Demonstrations Beef Barn 8/13 11:00 AM - Poultry Costume Building E 8/13 12:00 PM - Beef Bowl Beef Barn 8/13 12:00 PM - Lads and Ladies Lead – Open Class Sheep Sheep/Goat Arena 8/13 1:00 PM-4:00PM - Rabbit Judging Contest Building E 8/13 2:00 PM - Goat Obstacle Course Sheep/Goat Arena 8/13 2:00 PM - Poultry Judging Building E 8/13 3:00 PM - Sale Set Up Pavilion 8/13 6:00 PM - Livestock Sale (group picture taken before sale begins) Pavilion 8/13 9:00 PM - Exhibit Barns Close All Areas
2:00 PM-6:00 PM Building B Open Class Sewing, Needlework Entries Accepted 8/9 2:00 PM-7:00 PM Building D Open Class Home Economics and Food Preservation Entries Accepted 8/10 7:00 AM-8:00 AM - Horse Vet Check By Horse Barn 2 8/10 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Building A 4-H Foods and Vegetable and Flower Gardening Exhibits Accepted 8/10 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Building D Open Class Horticulture, Local Produce and Honey Exhibits Accepted. 8/10 1:30 PM-7:30 PM Behind Building E Rabbit, Cavy, Poultry, Dog and Cat Vet Check 8/10 3:00 PM-7:30 PM Behind Pavilion Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle and Swine Vet Check 8/10 3:30 PM-7:30 PM - Sheep and Goat Vet Check Behind Sheep Barn 8/11 All Day - Dog 4-H Showmanship Building C 8/11 8:30 AM - Sheep Exhibitors Meeting Building D 8/11 10:00 AM Sheep/Goat Arena Goat FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow 8/11 10:00 AM - Beef Demonstrations begin Beef Barn 8/11 10:00 AM - Dairy Quiz Bowl Pavilion 8/11 10:00 AM-5:00 PM - Archery Demonstration Pavilion / Under Stands 8/11 11:00 AM Building E 4-H Cat Show (Cat Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Costume Class to Follow Type) 8/11 1:00 PM - Poultry 4-H/FFA Showmanship Building E 8/11 3:00 PM - Poultry 4-H/FFA/Open Class Type Building E 8/11 3:00 PM - 4-H Dog Bowl Building C 8/11 4:00 PM - 4-H Goat Costume Contest Sheep/Goat Arena 8/11 4:30 PM-8:30 PM - Beef FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow Pavilion 8/11 6:30 PM - 4-H Performing Arts Contest 4-H Building 8/11 9:00 PM - Exhibit Barns Close All Areas 8/12 All Day - Dog 4-H Obedience Building C 8/12 9:00 AM - 4H Picture Horse Arena 8/12 9:00 AM Building E 4-H Cavy Showmanship followed by Type, FFA Rabbit Fitting and Showing followed by Livestock Sale Type and Breed Type, followed by 4-H Rabbit Showmanship and Type 8/12 10:00 AM - Dairy Foods Demonstrations Tent by Dairy Parlor 8/12 10:00 AM-5:00 PM - Archery Demonstration Pavilion / Under Stands 8/12 10:00 AM Sheep 4-H/FFA Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow 8/12 10:00 AM - 4-H Goat Bowl 8/12 11:30 AM - Chicken Races 8/12 2:00 PM - Dairy Demonstrations 8/12 2:30 PM - Chicken Races 8/12 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Swine FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing - Type to Follow
Sheep/Goat Arena Goat Barn Building E Tent by Dairy Parlor Building E Tent Area by Pavilion
8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14
SATURDAY, AUG. 14
THURSDAY, AUG. 12
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11
BEFORE THE FAIR - AUG. 8 - AUG. 10
FRIDAY, AUG. 13
Animal Barns Schedule
8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/14
All Day - Dog 4-H Obedience Building C Dog 4-H Costume Building C 9:00 AM - Open Class Sheep Show Sheep/Goat Arena 10:00 AM-5:00 PM - Archery Demonstration Pavilion / Under Stands 10:00 AM FFA/4-H Pavilion Dairy Judging - Followed by 4-H Oral Reasons 10:00 AM - Cat Bowl Building E 10:30 AM - Cat Judging Contest Building E 11:00 AM Pavilion / Arenas FFA/4-H Livestock Judging - Followed by 4-H Oral Reasons 11:30 AM - Chicken Races Building E 1:00 PM Pavilion Swine, Dairy and Beef Costume and Decorated Cow/Pig Contest 2:00 PM - FFA Round Robin Pavilion 2:30 PM - Chicken Races Building E 4:00 PM - 4-H Large Animal Round Robin Goat Barn 5:00 PM - 4-H Small Animal Round Robin Pavilion 5:30 PM - 4-H Goat Awards Building C 6:00 PM - 4-H Dairy Awards Pavilion 6:00 PM - 4-H Beef Awards Pavilion 7:30 PM - Haul Out - Swine and Cavy Swine Barn and Building E TBA - 4-H Horse Awards Pavilion 8:00 PM Pavilion and Building E Haul Out - Beef, Dairy, Rabbits, Poultry and Cats 8:30 PM - Haul Out - Sheep Building F 9:00 PM - Haul Out - Horses, Sheep and Goats Horse Barns and Goat Tent 9:00PM-10:30PM - Haul Out – Indoor Exhibits Buildings A, B and D
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8/15 10:00AM-1:00PM - Haul Out – Indoor Exhibits 8/16 10:00PM-1:00PM - Haul Out – Indoor Exhibits
Buildings A, B and D Buildings A, B and D
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Horse Arena Schedule Wednesday August 11
Thursday August 12
Friday August 13
6:00 to 7:30 am
6:00 to 7:30 am
6:00 to 7:30 am
7:30 - 8:00
8:00 - 8:30
Test 7:55 am
Saturday August 14
6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 7:00 - 7:30
8:30 - 9:00 9:00 - 9:30 9:30 - 10:00
English Pleasure Novice Pleasure English Equitation
8:45 am Precision Driving
Medals 10 am
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
Reinmanship 9:30 am Bareback Equitation
12:30 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:30
Key Race Round #1 & #2 1 pm to 3 pm
2:30 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:30 Set Up
3:30 - 4:00 4:00 - 4:30
Gamers Obstacle 2pm Costume Class
Round #1 & #2 2:30 pm
Round #1 & #2 2 Barrel Flag
5:30 - 6:00
Round #1 & #2
6:00 - 6:30
4 pm to 8 pm
3 pm to 7 pm
Arena Events: Flag Ceremony, Drill Teams, Salute to Seniors 5 pm
Jan Wesen STOCK DOGS DEMO 7 pm to 8 pm
Set Up Figure 8
6:30 - 7:00
Round #1 & #2
7:00 - 7:30
6 pm to 8 pm
Barrels 7 pm
7:30 - 8:00 8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:00
4:30 - 5:00 5:00 - 5:30
10:30 - 11:00
2:00 - 2:30
7:00 to 8:30 am
10:00 - 10:30
1:30 - 2:00
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Carnival at the Fair! Paradise Amusements provides a classic carnival experience and emphasizes safety to all employees & customers. Paradise Amusements employees educate customers on safe riding practices throughout the day, and employees are expected to be attentive and thorough to ensure a safe riding environment.
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Fun Fair Events NEW! KIDS’ PEDAL TRACTOR PULL FREE EVENT SCHEDULE
This is a brand-new event at the Skagit County Fair, but we know you’re going to love it. There is nothing funnier than seeing a kid pulling with all their might to the roar of the crowd!
ou and your kiddos will not want to miss the Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull event! It’s kids vs. machine where kids literally go head-to-head against the machine. It’s the cutest darn show you’ll ever see! The purpose of the event is to promote confidence and test strength and help kids learn about simple machines. The best part is that your kids become the superstars!
In the pre-show, kids learn and experience how these simple machines operate. Pedaling starts out relatively easy, but the further they go down the track, the incline of the track changes and the weight puts downforce on a skid plate, increasing friction and making it harder to pedal. There are eight teams hosting this event at fairs around the country and they are thrilled to be bringing new programming to the Skagit County Fair.
Daily: 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. Outside the Fair office
Kids pedal a vintage 1950s, highly modified tractor with an attached weight transfer sled. Metal plates are loaded according to the participant’s age category before they begin pedaling and pulling the sled down a 25-foot track. If they reach the end, they achieve a “full pull” or a “pull out.” Those who make it move into the finals with increased weight. Some kids have been known to pull as much as 500 pounds! The suspense and drama are action packed with music to build the excitement with the audience.
NEW! MUTTON BUSTING FREE EVENT SCHEDULE
Daily: 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Sherman Anderson ballfield
utton Busting is a fun and exciting sport, perfect for little cowgirls and cowboys. Enter your kids and they will soon be experiencing the thrill of the sport and the roar of the crowd! Picture bull or bronc riding but with gentle, woolly sheep. In the event, a three-person handler team places the sheep in a small chute and holds the sheep still while another adult handler places the child on top in the riding position. Once the child is seated on the sheep, the sheep is released and usually starts to run – slowly in an attempt to get the child off. This brand-new event at the Skagit County Fair is brought to us by Dale and Sandy Sutherland, co-owners of Sutherland Livestock, LLC in Custer. The couple has been mutton busting at fairs and rodeos since 2014 but this is their first time at the Skagit County Fair. “We’re excited”, she said. “It’s exciting to get back into what we enjoy goskagit.com
The Skagit County Fair Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull is a FREE EVENT with four shows daily (right outside the Fair office). Show times are 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to participate. (It’s a pedal tractor so they need to know how to pedal a bike!) Sign up is in person 10 minutes before show time; the rules will be explained. Every kid gets a participatory ribbon but the best prize is the rush of the crowd cheering. doing. It was hard last year with everything shut down.” The vast majority of children participating in mutton busting fall off in less than eight seconds. Said Sandy, “the record for staying on was just over 8 seconds, held by a girl at the Lynden Fair.” There will be three shows daily on the Sherman Anderson ballfield. Show times are 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Sign-ups will be one hour before each show, in person at the arena – look for the sign-up table and banner. You can sign up and then come back for show times. Up to 15 kids per round may participate. Kids must be at least four years of age and UNDER 55 pounds to be eligible to ride. Kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy watching the show! The purpose of the age and weight restrictions on participants is to prevent injuries to the sheep. Implements such as spurs are banned from use. Children are required to wear helmets. You can bring your own if you want but helmets are provided. The arena will be set up with shavings underneath for cushion. Parents will be asked to sign waivers. SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR
Coming Soon! BURLINGTON’S “HUB CITY” HARVEST FESTIVAL WEEK
September 20-26, 2021 @har vestfestivalbur lingtonwa
Come meet your favorite character! Just east of the main stage from 11am-12pm daily.
8/11: RAYA 8/12: ARIEL 8/13: SNOW WHITE 8/14: MANDALORIAN
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Sardis Raptor Display
CHEER at the Fair Cheer at the Fair returns on Thursday, August 12th @ 3:45 pm! Followed by team spirit competition and cheerleader pie eating contest.
Exhibit Hours: 10 am – 9 pm every day! Show Times: 12:45 pm and 5:45 pm Located on the ballfield
First 100 people who bring a new package of socks after 2 pm on Thursday will get free Fair ticket entry courtesy of Friend Excavating LLC. Relay for Life will donate the socks to the Friendship House!
Fair Merch Booth HOSTED BY
212 Elite Saturday, 7-8 pm in the arena
Fair T-shirts and key chains are on sale
just east of the main Stage! goskagit.com
Booth Hours: 11 am – 7 pm every day!
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TRAINS! PHONE CHARGING STATION
You might notice a few things missing… • FFA Petting Zoo
• 4H Underwater Robotics (Sea-Tech) • Public Pie Eating Contests • Family Resources Day • Safety & Preparedness Day
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HUNGRY? • Brando’s BBQ — Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pulled Pork Tacos, Coleslaw, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chips
• Mac & Cheese Whaaat?!? — Mac burgers, Mac Fries, Lobster Mac, Gyros, Greek Fry, Mac & Cheese, Energy Drinks
• Caribbean Cuisine — Tamales (Chicken, Steak, Veg.), Burritos (Chicken, Steak, Veg, Shrimp), Quesadillas, Rice & Beans, Chicken Tacos, Watermelon
• Polish Cuisine on Wheels — Stuffed Cabbage, Pierogi (dumplings), Polish hot dog Kiebaska, Maczanka, Polish Sliders
• Chispita De Sabor — Tacos De Birria, Burritos Asada, Elotes, Coetel De Fruta.
• Popmaster Kettle Korn — Kettle Korn, Lemonade Shakers, Glazed Nuts
• Donut Seed & Corney Dog CO. — Donuts, Chicken Strips, Egg Rolls, Corn Dogs, Beverages
• Rainbow Mexican Food — Tacos, Tamales, Tortas, Burritos, Quesadillas, Snow Cone, Corn on the Cob, Mangonadas
• Food Express King — Curly Fries, French Fries, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Tacos, Quesadillas
• Sequim Valley Products — Funnel Cakes, Fried Twinkies, Floats, Fresh Lemonade
• Gold Buckle Espresso — Espresso Drinks, Smoothies, Red Bull, Bakery Items
• Tacos La Oriental — Tacos al pastor , Quesadillas, Horchata, Jamaican Soda
• JJ FroyoGo — Soft Serve Ice Cream, fat-free frozen yogurt (lots of toppings available), Soda Floats, Cookies • Kona Ice of Skagit County — Shaved Ice, Bottled Water
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Don’t worry, we are aiming to have them back in 2022!! THIRSTY?
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• Diaper Derby
on tap Skagit Pilsner Stackin’ Hay IPA Blackberry Tango Cider La Raza cerveza • subject to change
Located near the SICBA Main Stage HOURS: Wed.-Sat., August 11th-14th Noon-9:30 P.M. **Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to enter.** goskagit.com
FAIR EVENT MASTER SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY All Day Dog 4-H Showmanship (Building C) 10AM-5PM Archery Demonstration (Pavilion) 10AM-6PM Dino Crew Dinosaurs (roaming/by office) 10AM-9PM Sardis Birds of Prey display open (ballfield) 10:00 AM Food and Commercial booths open 10:00 AM Goat FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing (Sheep/Goat Arena) 10:00 AM Beef Demonstrations begin (Beef Barn) 10:00 AM Dairy quiz bowl (Pavilion) 10:00 AM 4-H Cavy Shomanship (Building E) 11:00 AM Games Exercise (Horse Arena) 11:00 AM 4-H Cat Show (Building E) 11:00 AM Meet and Greet: Raya (near main stage) 11AM-7PM 212 Elite Fair Merch Booth (near main stage) 11:30 AM Sunday Speedtrap (Main Stage) 12:00 PM Hometowners (Community Stage) 12:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 12:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Opens (Near Main Stage) 12:30 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 12:30 PM Carnival Rides Open 12:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 1PM-3PM Key Race Round #1 & 2 (Horse Arena) 1:00 PM Poultry 4-H/FFA Showmanship (Building E) 1:15 PM Hometowners (Community Stage) 1:30 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 2:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 2:30 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 2:45 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 3:00 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 3:00 PM Poultry 4-H/FFA/Open Class Type (Building E) 3:00 PM 4-H Dog Bowl (Building C) 3:15 PM Sunday Speedtrap (Community Stage) 3:45 PM Marcia Kester (Main Stage) 4PM-8PM 2 Barrel Flag Round #1 & 2 (Horse Arena) 4:00 PM 4-H Goat Costume Contest (Sheep/Goat Arena) 4:30 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 4:30P-8:30P Beef FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing (Pavilion) 5:00 PM Anacortes Music Project Presents Ebb Slack & Flood (Community Stage) 5:00 PM DJ Plaga (Latino Stage) 5:00 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 5:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 5:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 5:50 PM New Talent (Latino Stage) 6:00 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 6:15 PM Anacortes Music Project Presents Ebb Slack & Flood (Community Stage) 6:30 PM 4-H Performing Arts Contest (4-H Building) 6:30 PM Matt Henry Big Ol’ Bubbles (roving) 6:35 PM Veleria Cruz & Su Grupo Voces (Latino Stage) 7:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 7:30 PM Pacific Twang (Main Stage) 7:40 PM Paquiota Imitador (Latino Stage) 7:45 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 8:45 PM Norteno Grupo Leve (Latino Stage) 8:00 PM Exercise (Horse Arena) 9:00 PM Exhibit Barns Close 9:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Closes (Near Main Stage) 10:00 PM Food and Commercial booths close 11:00 PM Carnival Rides Close THURSDAY All Day Dog 4-H Obedience (Building C) 9:00 AM 4-H Group Picture (Horse Arena) 9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Cavy Showmanship/ Rabbit Fitting (Building E) 9:30 AM Western Pleasure Novie Equitation (Horse Arena) 10:00 AM Food and Commercial booths open 10:00 AM Dairy Foods Demonstrations (Tent by Dairy Parlor) 10AM-3PM Swine FFA/4-H Fitting & Showing (Tent area by Pavilion) 10AM-5PM Archery Demonstration (Pavilion) 10AM-9PM Sardis Birds of Prey display open (ballfield) 10:00 AM Food and Commercial booths open 10:00 AM Sheep 4-H/FFA Fitting and Showing (Sheep/Goat Arena) 10:00 AM 4-H Goat Bowl (Goat Barn) 11:00 AM Meet and Greet: Ariel (near main stage) 11AM-7PM 212 Elite Fair Merch Booth (near main stage) 11:30 AM Chicken Races (Building E) 11:30 AM Sunday Speedtrap (Main Stage) 12:00 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 12PM–8PM Dino Crew Dinosaurs (roaming/by office) 12:00 PM Bareback Equitation (Horse Arena) 12:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 12:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Opens (Near Main Stage) 12:30 PM Carnival Rides Open 12:30 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 12:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 1:00 PM Games Exercise (Horse Arena) goskagit.com
Make sure to verify times with official schedules posted throughout the fair guide
1:15 PM Sunday Speedtrap (Community Stage) 1:30 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 2:00 PM Dairy Demonstrations (Tent by Dairy Parlor) 2:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 2:00 PM Sock Hop Sock Drive (Outside Cleveland Park Gate) 2:30 PM Pole Bending Round #1 & 2 (Horse Arena) 2:30 PM Chicken Races (Building E) 2:30 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 2:45 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 3:00 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 3:15 PM Sunday Speedtrap (Community Stage) 3:45 PM Cheer at the Fair Performance (Main Stage) 4:10 PM Cheer at the Fair Spirit Contest (Main Stage) 4:20 PM Cheer at the Fair Pie Eating Contest (Main Stage) 4:30 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 4:45 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 5:00 PM Baley Heyntsen (Community Stage) 5:00 PM Dog 4-H Costume (Building C) 5:00 PM DJ Plaga (MiAMi Latin Vibe) (Latino Stage) 5:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 5:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 5:45 PM DJ Expression (Colombian DJ) (Latino Stage) 5:45 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 6PM-8PM Figure 8 Round #1 & 2 (Horse Arena) 6:15 PM Mount Baker Square Dances (Community Stage) 6:30 PM Matt Henry Big Ol’ Bubbles (roving) 6:30 PM DJ Geo (DJ from Guatemala) (Latino Stage) 7:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 7:15 PM The Dizzys (Main Stage) 7:30 PM 4-H and FFA Sheep Awards (Sheep Barn) 7:40 PM DJ Frank (DJ from PanAMa) (Latino Stage) 7:45 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 8:00 PM Exercise (Horse Arena) 8:45 PM DJ Plaga (MiAMi Latin) (Latino Stage) 9:00 PM Exhibit Barns Close 9:05 PM Grupo Los De La Sierra (Latino Stage) 9:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Closes (Near Main Stage) 10:00 PM Food and Commercial booths close 11:00 PM Carnival Rides Close FRIDAY All Day Dog 4-H Showmanship (Building C) 9:00 AM 4-H Goat Judging Contest, followed by Groom Squad (Sheep/Goat Arena) 9:30 AM Precision Driving (Horse Arena) 10:00 AM Food and Commercial booths open 10:00 AM Performance Medals (Horse Arena) 10AM–3PM Dairy FFA/4-H Fitting and Showing (Pavilion) 10AM-5PM Archery Demonstration (Pavilion) 10:00 AM Beef Demonstrations (Beef Barn) 11AM-7PM 212 Elite Fair Merch Booth (near main stage) 11:00 AM Meet and Greet: Snow White (near main stage) 11:00 AM Games Exercise (Horse Arena) 11:00 AM Poultry Costume (Building E) 11:30 AM Sunday Speedtrap (Main Stage) 12PM–8PM Dino Crew Dinosaurs (roaming/by office) 12:00 PM Anacortes Music Project Presents Tom Savage (Community Stage) 12:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 12:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Opens (Near Main Stage) 12:30 PM Carnival Rides Open 12:30 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 12:00 PM Beef Bowl (Beef Barn) 12:00 PM Lads and Ladies Lead – Open Class Sheep (Sheep/Goat Arena) 12:30 PM International Flags (Horse Arena) 12:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 1PM-4PM Rabbit Judging Contest (Building E) 1:15 PM Anacortes Music Project Presents Tom Savage (Community Stage) 1:30 PM Magic of Elliot Hunter (Main Stage) 2:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 2:00 PM Goat Obstacle Course (Sheep/Goat Arena) 2:00 PM Poultry Judging (Building E) 2:30 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 2:30 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggler (Main Stage) 3:00 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 3PM-7PM Barrels Round #1 & 2 (Horse Arena) 3:30 PM Magic of Elliot Hunter (Main Stage) 4:30 PM Scratch Daddy (Main Stage) 4:30 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 5:00 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 5:00 PM DJ Plaga (Latino Stage) 5:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 5:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 5:45 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 5:50 PM Grupo Jose Rangel & Nueva Alianza (Latino Stage) 6:00 PM Skagit County Junior Livestock Sale (Pavilion) 6:15 PM Marcia Kester (Community Stage)
6:45 PM Magic of Elliot Hunter (Main Stage) 6:55 PM Hermanos Gonzales (Latino Stage) 7:00 PM Matt Henry Big Ol’ Bubbles (roving) 7:00 PM Performance Barrels (Horse Arena) 7:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 7:30 PM Marcia Kester (Community Stage) 7:45 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 8:00 PM Exercise (Horse Arena) 8:00 PM School of Rock Lynnwood (Main Stage) 8:00 PM Banda Candela (Latino Stage) 9:00 PM Exhibit Barns Close 9:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Closes (Near Main Stage) 10:00 PM Food and Commercial booths close 11:00 PM Carnival Rides Close SATURDAY All Day Dog 4-H Obedience & Costume (Building C) 9:00 AM Open Class Sheep Show (Sheep/Goat Arena) 10:00 AM Food and Commercial booths open 10AM-5PM Archery Demonstration (Pavilion) 10:00 AM Dairy Judging (Pavilion) 10:00 AM Groom Squad (Horse Arena) 10:00 AM Cat Bowl (Building E) 10:30 AM Cat Judging Contest (Building E) 11:00 AM Meet and Greet: Mandalorian (near main stage) 11:00 AM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 11:00 AM Pairs Class (Horse Arena) 11:00 AM 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging (Pavilion/Arenas) 11AM-7PM 212 Elite Fair Merch Booth (near main stage) 11:30 AM Chicken Races (Building E) 12:00 PM Sunday Speedtrap (Main Stage) 12:00 PM Hometowners (Community Stage) 12PM–8PM Dino Crew Dinosaurs (roaming/by office) 12:00 PM DJ Plaga (Latino Stage) 12:00 PM Reining (Horse Arena) 12:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 12:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Opens (Near Main Stage) 12:30 PM Carnival Rides Open 12:35 PM New Talent Group (Latino Stage) 12:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 1:00 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 1:00 PM Swine, Dairy and Beef Costume and Decorated Cow/Pig Contest (Pavilion) 1:15 PM Hometowners (Community stage) 2:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 2:00 PM Gamers Obstacle (Horse Arena) 2:00 PM The Dan Canyon Band (Main Stage) 2:00 PM FFA Round Robin (Pavilion) 2:30 PM Chicken Races (Building E) 2:30 PM Wren the Juggler (Community Stage) 2:45 PM Matt Henry Big Ol’ Bubbles (roving) 2:45 PM Payasito Benny (Latino Stage) 3:00 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 3:15 PM Sunday Speedtrap (Community Stage) 3:30 PM Costume Class (Horse Arena) 3:30 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 3:35 PM Mariachi MV/Ballet Folklore (Latino Stage) 4:00 PM 4-H Large Animal Round Robin (goat barn) 4:30 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 4:45 PM Impacto Latino Dance Crew (Latino Stage) 4:45 PM Matt Henry Comedy Juggling (Main Stage) 5:00 PM Arena Events; Flag Ceremony, Drill Teams, Salute to Seniors (Horse Arena) 5:00 PM 4-H Small Animal Round Robin (Pavilion) 5:00 PM Tom Chisholm (Community Stage) 5:25 PM Rock Band Azetatos (Latino Stage) 5:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 5:30 PM 4-H Goat Awards (Building C) 5:45 PM Birds of Prey Show (Ballfield) 5:45 PM The Penny Stinkers (Main Stage) 6:00 PM 4-H Dairy Awards (Pavilion) 6:00 PM 4-H Beef Awards (Pavilion) 6:15 PM Tom Chisholm (Community Stage) 6:40 PM Group TBA (Latino Stage) 7:00 PM Mutton Busting Show (Ballfield) 7:00 PM Stock Dogs The Farmer’s Friend-herding demo (Horse Arena) 7:15 PM Ron Stubbs Comedy Hypnotist (Main Stage) 7:30 PM Baley Heyntsen (Community Stage) 7:45 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Show (Near Office) 8:15 PM DJ Plaga (Main Stage) 8:25 PM Mariachi MV/Ballet Folklore (Main Stage) 8:45 PM Lorenzo Mendez & Banda LMZ Show (Main Stage) 9:00 PM Exhibit Barns Close 9:30 PM Kiwanis Cantina Closes (Near Main Stage) 10:00 PM Food and Commercial booths close 11:00 PM Carnival Rides Close SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR
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