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Fair Recap 2013

  • Dates - September 6-15, 2013
  • Theme – Ridin’, Rockin’, and Livestockin’
  • Attendance - 188,070 (Down 9.38%)
  • Revenue (including ticket sales, booth rentals, food vendor and carnival commissions, livestock entries, sponsorships, etc.) - $2,393,162.25
  • Vendors - 230 (Commercial), 42 (Food)

Number of Exhibits - TBD

Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations 0 104
Antique Machinery 114 12
Baking 344 355
Beef Cattle 272 79
Bees / Honey / Eggs 94 58
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets 0 0
Cereals / Forage Crops 33 17
Crafts / Hobbies 833 1,659
Creature Feature 23 67
Dairy Cattle 38 6
Fine Arts 251 557
Floral 461 74
Floral (Dahlias) 802 12
Food Preservation 428 98
Goats / Pygmy Goats 1,038 464
Grange / 4-H Educ. Booths 23 5
Horses 356 345
Horticulture 1,194 295
Llamas 351 14
Photography / Slides 690 743
Poultry / Pigeons 86 205
Rabbits 154 360
Sewing 1,366 294
Sheep 219 182
Swine 0 173
Wine / Beer 110 0
Wool 0 0
TOTAL EXHIBITS: 9,280 6,178
Compared to 2012 Down 2.14% Down 9.82%


Premium Point Values

  • Adult and Youth - 17.25 cents each

New Food Vendors

Azar’s Lasagna, Glazed and Confused Donuts, Izzy’s Barbecue, and Seriously Scrumptious.

New Commercial Vendors

3 Barrels Up (bling jewelry and tack), A La Sha (jewelry), Able to Play Music (music lessons and instruments), All Seasons Tree Service (landscaping), Balluca (massagers), Bandals (shoes), Bath Fitter (home remodel), BG Technical Instruments Ltd (tools), Big Ben Industries (home décor), Birdhill Ltd (massager), Bopping Heads Spokane (entertainment), Brickwarfare (Lego accessory pieces), Cattelac Cowgirl LLC (western apparel), Clearvu Design / Basic Garden Tool, CAN Schools NW (education), Community Colleges of Spokane (education), Contractors Outpost (construction services), Cruise One of Spokane (vacations), Donzell Milam (artist), Doterra (cosmetics), Evergreen Softub Inc (hot tubs), Eye Consultants (lasik surgery), Family 1st Pest Control LLC (services), Fun Guy (entertainment), Gable Enterprises (cosmetics), Go Grid Free (solar-charged items and more), Grace Adele (purses), Healing Art Therapeutic Massage Clinic (services), Hearing Care Specialists (services), Hooked on Toys (kendamas), Humana Marketpoint (medical / financial planning), Latitudes (wood handcrafts), Mysterious Black Hole (entertainment), Native Bead Art (crafts), Pashmina Palace LLC (apparel), Sears Home Services (services), Spokane County Farm Bureau (ag information), Spokane County Sheriff Marine Unit (law enforcement), Spokane Dance (dance instruction / clothing), Spokane Police Department (law enforcement), Spokane Shed Company (portable structures), Spokane Wireless LLC (phones / services), Spokane’s Family Farm (milk), Teveks LLC (Chainsawsrule tool), Unique Name Painting (art), Victor Crafts (Ecuadorian clothing), Watkins Products (cleaners, spices, and more), World VIP Travel (vacations), Zerorez of Spokane LLC (cleaners).

Fair Ambassadors

The Interstate Fair selected four young adults to serve as the 2013 Fair Ambassadors. Selected were Julia Jean “JJ” Brown (Gonzaga Prep HS), Connlee Gray (Medical Lake HS), Tyler Ribail (Central Valley HS), and Kathleen Sessions (Gonzaga Prep HS). The Ambassador's Award, given to any one, any exhibit, or any booth was awarded to the Garlic Gourmay Booth.

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

  • Izzy’s BBQ (Food Booth)
  • 3 Barrels Up (Inside Commercial Booth)
  • Chase Honey Farm (Outside Commercial)

Best Fair Food Awards

A program started in 2011 has three to five culinary judges from the Inland Northwest present on the first Saturday of the Fair with the task of selecting the best fair food.  The 2013 winners were

  • Glazed and Confused for their Manager’s Special Donuts (Best Deep Fried)
  • Huckleberry Thicket for their Huckleberry Cheesecake (Best Dessert)
  • Island Noodles for their Island Slaw (Most Creative)
  • SandwicHaven for their Steakhouse Sandwich (Best Signature Item)