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Fair Recap 2009

  • Dates - September 11-20, 2009 
  • Theme - We've Got Something to Crow About 
  • Attendance - 227,075 (Down 6.23%)
  • Revenue (including ticket sales, booth rentals, food vendor and carnival commissions, livestock entries, sponsorships, etc.) - $2,027,977.26
  • Vendors - 221 (Commercial), 40 (Food)

Number of Exhibits

Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations 0 74
Antique Machinery 131 0
Baking 404 541
Beef Cattle 593 144
Bees / Honey / Eggs 76 70
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets 0 0
Cereals / Forage Crops 55 7
Crafts / Hobbies 765 2,004
Creature Feature 20 87
Dairy Cattle 50 22
Fine Arts 227 354
Floral 551 134
Floral (Dahlias) 691 0
Food Preservation 475 238
Goats / Pygmy Goats 1,058 261
Grange / 4-H Educ. Booths 22 19
Horses / Longears 657 691
Horticulture 1,230 596
Llamas 259 75
Photography / Slides 680 589
Poultry / Pigeons 259 254
Rabbits 200 334
Sewing 1,219 306
Sheep 200 180
Swine 0 225
Wine / Beer 101 0
Wool 86 18
TOTAL EXHIBITS: 10,009 7,223
Compared to 2008 Up 11.9% Up 13.7%

Premium Point Values

  • Adult - 15.5 cents each
  • Youth - 15.5 cents each

New Food Items

Greek cuisine (Azar's), gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, fried catfish, pecan pie (Gumbo Goddess).

New Commercial Vendors

3 Granny Ds (salsa), Airbrush Ink, AJ Satellite (satellite services), American Family Insurance (insurance products), American Medical Response (ambulance services), Boogie Bodies West (green screen videos), Bright Smiles Express (teeth whitening), Capture Your Essence (caricature drawings), Cho's Fine Arts (paintings), Clayton Homes (modulars), Community Frameworks (home buyer education), Crossley's Furniture (log bedroom sets), Daub Ghiorso (hair exfoliator), Fantasy Art on You (face painting), First Investors Corp (financial services), Future Glory (detox foot bath), Go Wireless/Verizon (cell phone service), Golf Markers (custom golf ball markers), Gorton Construction (home improvement), Grant Creek Enterprises (filtering water bottle), Heaven Scent Candles, Interface College (education), It Is All About Hair (hair products), JSC Creations (garlic products / CROC shoes), Keeping Up Appearances (children's clothing), Kinetico (water softeners), Lannon's Leap (sticky roller), Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Lutz (bungee jump), MSM Health Solutions (dietary supplements), New Balance (orthotics), Nhance Wood Renewal (wood cleaner), Northwest Lands (RV Community), Pacific North America Company (import/export), Pine Pride Incorporated (log furniture), Professional Piping (heat pump water heater), Qwest, Raindrop Raingutters, Rebath of Spokane (bath remodeling), Sanford Foster Constructions (garage shelve system), Scrubs n More (medical uniforms), Scum Off Shower Cleaner, Second Round Balls (recycle golf balls), Silver Mountain Resort, Specialty Walls (faux decor), Spokane Chimney and Fireplace, Sunroads Farmory (livestock feed growing system), Swring Company (play equipment), Take Shape for Life (dietary supplements), University Chiropractic, US Census Bureau, Waddell and Reed (financial services), Western Case (backpacks, bags), Wheelchairs and More LLC (wheelchair rentals), WSU / Spokane County Master Gardeners, and Zack's Zoo (Beanie Babies).

Fair Ambassadors

The Interstate Fair selected four young adults to serve as the 2006 Fair Ambassadors. Selected were Heather Arts (North Idaho College), Anna Daines (Central Valley High School), Chelsie Hardwick (East Valley High School), and Jordan Roskelley (Mt. Spokane High School). The Ambassador's Award, given to any one, any exhibit, or any booth was awarded to the Quichua Mashis (Ecuadorian Musicians) in 2006.

Special Award Winners

Each year the Fair gives five outstanding achievement awards to exhibitors at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for their efforts. This year's Red, White and Blue Award winners were

  • Second Round Balls (Outside Commercial)
  • Derma Systems / Prokera (Auxiliary Building Commercial)
  • Golf Markers (Bay 1 Commercial)
  • Shepard's Ice Cream Shoppe (Portable Food Booth)
  • Spokane Valley Kiwanis (Permanent Structure Food)

The Fair also gave a special award to the food or commercial booth that tied into this year's Fair Theme (We've Got Something to Crow About) most closely. This year's award was given to Alpine College (Commercial). Congratulations.

Washington State Fair Commission Black & White Award

Each year the Fair is visited by a State Fair Commissioner who has the awesome responsibility to select one or two outstanding exhibit(s) at the Fair. This year's winners were the Rabbit Barn (Superintendent Taya Halverson) and the Hen House (Orville Clouse / Bonnie Sewell).