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Fair Recap 2008

  • Dates - September 5-14, 2008 
  • Theme - We've Got a Good Thing Growing 
  • Attendance - 242,159 (Up 3.04%)
  • Revenue (including ticket sales, booth rentals, food vendor and carnival commissions, livestock entries, sponsorships, etc.) - $2,065,881.72
  • Vendors - 210 (Commercial), 40 (Food) 

Number of Exhibits

Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations 56 
Antique Machinery 108 
Baking 433 418
Beef Cattle 459 136
Bees / Honey / Eggs 71  57 
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets NA NA
Cereals / Forage Crops 79 15
Crafts / Hobbies 679  1,884 
Creature Feature 27  79 
Dairy Cattle 68 8
Fine Arts 131  86 
Floral 456 116
Floral (Dahlias) 651 17
Food Preservation 362  168 
Goats / Pygmy Goats 814 350
Grange / 4-H Educ. Booths 24  20 
Horses / Longears 672 744
Horticulture 868 388
Llamas 298 60
Photography 558  466 
Poultry / Pigeons 303 207
Rabbits 321  411 
Sewing 1,104  219 
Sheep 326 263
Swine 0 173
Wine / Beer 73 
Wool 61 12
TOTAL EXHIBITS: 8,946 6,354
Compared to 2007 Up 4.79% Down 6.78%

Premium Point Values

  • Adult - 22.5 cents each
  • Youth - 22.5 cents each

New Food Vendors

Berryhills Concessions (gyros), Island Noodles, Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes, Taste of India, and Taste of Italy.

New Commercial Vendors

Advanced Window Fashions (home improvement), Aho Construction (homes), Allwin Products (clothing), Anderson Ink (personalized gifts), Aspen Air LLC (environmental cleaning equipment),  At Home America (home decor), Chane Enterprises (cosmetics), Designs by Lisa (artist), Digital Media Solutions (satellite, dish TV), Draper Tractor Parts (automotive), Express Yourself (candles), Florian Ratchet Cut (tools), FLP Softub Inc. (hot tubs), Fortress Security (security systems), Gi Gi Enterprises (rescue tape), Golf Savings Bank (financial), Granite Transformations (home improvement), Guttertopper NW (rain gutters), Hawn Smith (green screen technology), JP Enterprises (remote control racetrack), K Diamond K Guest Ranch (vacations), Knight Wall Systems (home improvement), LE Imports (detox foot pads), Metal Graphics LLC (nostalgic metal signs), Miche Handbags (purses), Rent Rite Inc. (Plotmaster planting machine), Root Builders Inc. (bio tech nutrients), Rose Garden (birch roses), Samco Inc. (water crafts), Silver Mountain Resort (recreation), Spokane Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (services), Spokane Chimney and Fireplace (fireplaces), Steel Structures America (buildings), Travel On Motor Company (dirt bikes, motorcycles), USA Shows (The Web back support device), Videomatic (movie rentals), Wyndham Corporation (vacation packages), and Zambalha Gifts (imports).

Fair Ambassadors

The Interstate Fair selected four young adults to serve as the 2008 Fair Ambassadors. Selected were Madolyn Bayle (Spokane Community College), Jeannette Thompson (West Valley High School), Angela Wolfe (Deer Park Home Link), and Emma Wolfe (Deer Park Home Link). The Ambassador's Award, given to any one, any exhibit, or any booth was awarded to the El Katif Food Booth in 2008.

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

  • Country Homes Power Equipment (Outside Commercial)
  • Advanced Window Fashions (Auxiliary Building Commercial)
  • Eastern Washington University (Bay 1 Commercial)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes (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 a Good Thing Growing) 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 Grange Booth Department (Bonnie and Tom Reed) and the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association booth.