Clark County Fair set to open
Thursday, August 2, 2012
If you go
What: Clark County Fair.
When: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. today. Carnival opens at 9 a.m.
Where: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.
Cost: Adults, $10; seniors 62 and older, $8; kids 7-12, $7; 6 and younger, free. Unlimited carnival rides, $25.
Parking: $6; C-Tran shuttle, $2 per person round-trip from park-and-ride lots; 6 and younger ride free. $1 off admission with bus fare stub.
Highlights: Sara Evans with Morgan Frazier, 7:30 p.m. at the Sleep Country Amphitheater. Moto X Big Air Bikes, 2 and 6:30 p.m.; The Flying Monkeys, 2 p.m.
Pets: Not permitted, except for personal service animals or those on exhibition or in competition.
The carnival is set up. The barns are full. The pancake batter is ready to be mixed.
The Clark County Fair opens Friday with the hugely popular pancake breakfast. From 8 to 11 a.m., fairgoers will be treated to free breakfast and free admission to the fair with a coupon available at Fred Meyer stores.
Between now and a week from Sunday, hundreds of blue ribbons will be awarded and thousands will visit the grounds to admire everything from bunny rabbits to monster trucks.
For more on this year's fair, see The Columbian's Weekend and Beyond guide in today's paper. Smartphone users can access our new mobile site.
Bring a camera and send us your fair photos. We'll post them on our website and publish three of the best in our Aug. 15 Neighbors section. Upload to Columbian news tips or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.