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07/31/2018: "Fun Fair Activities"


During Fair week, there are demonstrations, activities & games each day - for all ages. Check our Information Kiosks or online schedule at www.sjcfair.org for more info! You won’t want to miss out on the fun! One example: The San Juan Nature Institute and Friday Harbor Labs are bringing a TOUCH TANK.

The Touch Tank is filled with sea critters and sea plants and loaded with information to help us understand and help keep our Salish Sea neighbors alive and thriving. Stop by and visit with Fiona Norris (who is also our esteemed Flower Superintendent) at the Ag Tent on Thursday, 10:30-11:30. It’s a short window because the critters need to get back to their natural habitat, our Salish Sea.

Introducing a NEW Summer Lunch Series for those of you who can’t get enough of Fair Food and good music! Stop in on any day for a reduced-price ticket, just $5.00 (no ins and outs) and listen to ChoroLoco on Wednesday, Carolyn Cruso on Thursday, and Teddy Dean on Friday. ChoroLoco is acoustic, melodic and rhythmic Brazilian music, Orcas Islander, Carolyn Cruso plays dulcimer, flute, guitar AND she SINGS! San Juan Islander, Teddy Dean, whom most of you already know plays sax and keyboard and is famous for his 15 years with the Holy Modal Rounders.

Since 1981, the Great Chicken Race has ruffled feathers at the Fair! Don’t miss this egg-citing event on Saturday at 3:00. It’s always a great time. Please note that participants in the Great Chicken Race are poultry tent exhibitors.

The Master Gardeners are hosting a Carrot Pull, daily at the Ag tent from 10:30 to 11:00. There’s nothing like pulling a carrot out of the ground �" join Master Gardner’s in the fun.

There will be daily activities in the Fiber Arts Courtyard. Learn the beginning steps to weaving on Wednesday from 10am-Noon. And don’t miss the Sheep to Shawl demonstration on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Junior Arts & Crafts will be busy with daily activities from 1pm-4pm. Make your own Seashell Wreath on Wednesday; Bubble Snake Painting on Thursday; Beaded Wind Chimes on Friday; Fish Bowls & Recycled Danglers on Saturday! You can make your own Stick Horse from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday & then race your stick horse on Friday at 11:30 as part of our High Noon Games �" or bring your own stick horse.

Lastly, don’t miss out on the fun of our High Noon Games brought to you by the San Juan County Fair Board. On Wednesday at noon there will be a bubble gum blowing contest; Simon Says on Thursday at 11:30; Stick Horse Races & Games on Friday at 11:30; Watermelon Eating Contest & Egg Toss on Saturday at noon.


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