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Fair Recap 2008

General Information


  • 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

Open Exhibits up 4.79%, Youth Exhibits down 6.78% from 2007.
Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations
0 56
Antique Machinery
108 1
Baking 433
418
Beef Cattle
459 136
Bees / Honey / Eggs
71 57
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets
N/A N/A
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 / 4H Education Booths
24 20
Horses / Long Ears
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 0
Wool 61 12
Total Exhibits
8,946 6,354

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
  • 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 Fairs.com (The Web back support device)
  • Videomatic (movie rentals)
  • Wyndham Corporation (vacation packages)
  • 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:
  • Advanced Window Fashions (Auxiliary Building Commercial)
  • Country Homes Power Equipment (Outside 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.
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