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Fair Recap 2006

  • Dates - September 8-17, 2006
  • Theme - Bushels of Fun for Everyone
  • Attendance - 218,789 (Up 13.19%)
  • Revenue (including ticket sales, booth rentals, food vendor and carnival commissions, livestock entries, sponsorships, etc.) - $1,846,512.02
  • Vendors - 209 (Commercial), 37 (Food)

Number of Exhibits

Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations 0 59
Antique Machinery 139 5
Baking 349 496
Beef Cattle 319 101
Bees / Honey / Eggs 61 59
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets 40 97
Cereals / Forage Crops 75 76
Crafts / Hobbies 576 1,915
Creature Feature 19 67
Dairy Cattle 45 34
Fine Arts 103 115
Floral 409 93
Floral (Dahlias) 511 17
Food Preservation 289 203
Goats / Pygmy Goats 562 247
Grange / 4-H Educ. Booths 24 19
Horses / Longears 427 696
Horticulture 847 535
Llamas 220 42
Photography / Slides 491 249
Poultry / Pigeons 721 230
Rabbits 555 733
Sewing 1,203 476
Sheep 375 215
Swine 0 191
Wine / Beer 67 0
Wool 99 9
TOTAL EXHIBITS: 8,526 6,979
Compared to 2005 Up 7.88% Up 14.02%

Premium Point Values

  • Adult - 15.5 cents each
  • Youth - 16.5 cents each

New Food Items

Pulled pork sandwich, lamb kabobs, leg of lamb sandwich, prime rib dinner (G & M Smokin' Pit BBQ), apple fries (Mullen Rodeo Company), turkey legs (Spokane East Rotary), sub sandwiches (Sub Division).

New Commercial Vendors

All Pets Memorial (cremation services for pets), Bartlett Greasecar (vegetable oil conversions for autos), Cascade Equipment (tractors and accessories), Chase Honey Company (honey products), Comcast (cable and Internet services), Dura-Side Inc (siding and windows), Espirit Tech Inc. / Alpine College (education), Farmers Insurance (insurance), Hayden Lake and Associates dba Animaland (make-your-own stuffed animals), High Sierra Sign Carving (custom signs), Highland Biodiesel LLC (fuel processing units), Inland NW Wildlife Council (wildlife education), K Diamond K Guest Ranch (vacations), Kelly Home Care Services (in home care), Lizworks (Miracle Glue), Mr. Wendle's ACR (auto / financing), Mysterious Black Hole (walk-through illusionary exhibit), Precision Door Service (garage doors / openers), Promotion Central (custom promotional items), S & P and Associates (Ethos Fuel Reformulator), Spa Pool Billiard Outlet (billiard tables and accessories), Space Solutions (storage cabinets / closet systems), Spokane County Breastfeeding Coalition (breastfeeding information), Sticker City (vinyl decals and stickers), Three Sisters Marketing (products from recycled denim), Tranceworx (automotive products), Verb Yellowball Experience (interactive event for kids), Washington State GET Program (educational financing), and World Wide Promotions (rock salt crystal lamps).

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

  • Home Boys (Outside Commercial)
  • Inland Northwest Wildlife Council (Auxiliary Building Commercial)
  • K Diamond K Guest Ranch (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 (Bushels of Fun for Everyone) most closely. This year's award was given to Bartlett's Bakers Dozen (Food). 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 Bay 3 (Linda Costich / Leroy and Vicki Nielsen / Anita Raddatz / Louise Wells) and Dolly Hughes (Fair and Expo Center Director).