The folks of Valley are gearing up for their Eighty Fourth community fair. This long running fair continues to preserve an “old-fashioned” fair atmosphere, enhances community pride and spirit, provides a learning experience for the area youth, and promotes a lively interest in agriculture, livestock, and rural home life. To achieve those goals, they provide exhibitions, educational activities, and entertainment for fairgoers.
On Friday, August 12, the Exhibit Hall will open at 8 a.m. This is the time to bring in all of your crafted-homemade items. Educational posters need to be turned in on Friday only. Apple pies for the Apple Pie Contest can be turned in on Friday before noon or Saturday before 11 a.m.
The Exhibit Hall will close at noon (No late registrations will be accepted during judging of items). Judging will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Check the Valley Fair Book for information on how items need to be entered. All items will be on display at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Each exhibitor will have their names entered into a drawing that will take place every half hour after the parade. Names will be announced at center stage. The exhibitor must be present to collect the prize – no exceptions.
At 3:30 p.m. Thursday will kick-off the start of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, age bracket 8-14 playoffs will begin. The second age group 15 and older for the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will start directly after those playoffs.
On Saturday, 3-on-3 Basketball playoffs will start at 10 a.m. at the
Valley Station Square.
Friday night bingo is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the Valley Station Square covered area. The Communities In Progress have guaranteed to keep everyone full with good ole fashion food. RV hook-ups available at The Valley Station Square.
Saturday morning, August 13, All animals are to be on the fairgrounds and in stalls and pens and horses in arena by 8 a.m. (or earlier) for preparation and vet check. Judging will start promptly at 9 a.m. Swine to start earlier at 8:30 a.m. Educational Posters must be brought in on Friday only.
Fun Run registration is at 7 a.m. and starts at 8 a.m. with a $5 registration fee for anyone under the age of 18 and $10 for adults.
KIDDIE BINGO & ACTIVITIES
Kiddie Bingo will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, along with arts and craft activities, which will include “marbalizing on paper”, face painting and hair braids in the Grange Hall.
CENTER STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Center Stage Entertainment will also start at 10 a.m. on Saturday kicking off with Bradley’s Taekwondo of Chewelah doing a demonstration and Emma and Rachael Larsen will perform.
The kiddie parade line-up will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and will start with the main parade at 1 p.m.
The VFW Color Guards will present the American Flag and Emma Larsen will start the parade out by singing our national anthem.
The parade is set to start at 1 p.m. Registration and line-up will begin at noon. Parade line up will be located at the Fire Training Center (3060 Third Ave.) in Valley which is on the Northwest side of town. Parking will be available in the training center parking lot and unloading will occur in the Valley Bible Church parking lot. Local entertainment will be available on the parade wagon starting at noon. So come down early, get a good seat for the parade and enjoy the entertainment.
AFTER THE PARADE
After Saturday’s parade, we invite everyone down to the fairgrounds to enjoy a day of fun, food, and more entertainment. The annual Cake Walk and bingo (in the grange) and see the winners of the Apple Pie Baking Contest (Winning Pies will be auctioned off on Center Stage. Special Livestock
Events will take place in the Exhibit Barn. Kiddie carnival games will open directly following the parade along with the cakewalk, goat decorating, coloring contest, apple pie contest, center stage entertainment and lots of animal and creative exhibits to view.
Food Vendors will be: Teke Burgers (Pack 989), Inland Empire Dairy Ice Cream, Walking Tacos (Communities in Progress), Snow Cones (Valley School District), and German Dogs and Kraut and Coney dogs, Lemonade and Homemade pies (The Valley Grange 1048).
Center Stage Entertainment will have the schedule posted at the fairgrounds. Dog show will be located in the field behind the Exhibit Hall. Parade and Special Award Winners will be posted in the Exhibit Hall and announced on Center Stage.
The coloring contest is sponsored by CF Plumbing of Valley. All coloring pages need to be turned in to the office by 4 p.m. Saturday of the fair.
Ticket (A.K.A Button) Drawing will begin at 5 p.m. on the Center Stage. TICKETS can be purchased in local businesses in Chewelah, Valley, Springdale, and on the fairgrounds up until the time of the drawing. Tickets sell for $1. $100 cash and an iPad will be the top two grand prizes this year that you can win and don’t have to be present for. There will be other prizes raffled that you will need to be present to win.
The Valley Fair Association would like to extend their gratitude to all the people who have helped prepare for this year’s fair. We sincerely hope that you all have a terrific and safe time down at the fair and we look forward to seeing you there.
For fair information, please call Theresa Carr at 937-2635 or 680-6394.
-Submitted by The Valley Fair