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Fair Recap 2012

  • Dates - September 7-16, 2012
  • Theme - Experience the Ride
  • Attendance - 207,550 (Up 9.3%)
  • Revenue (including ticket sales, booth rentals, food vendor and carnival commissions, livestock entries, sponsorships, etc.) - $2,346,886.36
  • Vendors - 231 (Commercial), 42 (Food)

Number of Exhibits - TBD

Department Open Youth
4H / FFA Demonstrations 0 105
Antique Machinery 83 2
Baking 367 395
Beef Cattle 356 56
Bees / Honey / Eggs 74 69
Cats / Dogs / Pocket Pets 0 0
Cereals / Forage Crops 103 39
Crafts / Hobbies 819 1,752
Creature Feature 20 71
Dairy Cattle 30 3
Fine Arts 254 844
Floral 613 54
Floral (Dahlias) 674 3
Food Preservation 528 136
Goats / Pygmy Goats 1,128 469
Grange / 4-H Educ. Booths 20 13
Horses / Longears 320 649
Horticulture 1,262 314
Llamas 400 36
Photography / Slides 743 721
Poultry / Pigeons 116 181
Rabbits 39 271
Sewing 1,270 356
Sheep 174 132
Swine 0 180
Wine / Beer 90 0
Wool 0 0
TOTAL EXHIBITS: 9,483 6,851
Compared to 2011 Up 4.5% Up 9.7%


Premium Point Values

  • Adult and Youth - 16.25 cents each

New Food Vendors

Charlie's Cheesecakes, Lasagnas On Ya, and Tasty Bites.

New Commercial Vendors

A Touch of the West (furniture), Better Built Barns, Cedar Roof Specialists, Covco Amusements (photo opportunity), Crowning Glory Studios (hair products), Display House Inc. (costume hats), Dream Room Design (sunrooms), DS Johnson Enterprises (toy), Granny's Wax Hands (your hand dipped in wax for a keepsake), Hartshorn Enterprises / NW Bath Specialties (bath remodeling), Heavenly Special Teas (gourmet teas), Helios Heaters (warming products), Hello Buttercup (hair accessories), Hippy Cowgirl (western clothing / boots), Home Environments (fireplaces / hot tubs), It Works Global (body contouring products), Jazzy Gems and Jams, Kitchen Place (home improvement), LD Group LLC, Lindsay Soft Water of Spokane, Living Water Spray (landscape / lawn services), My Pillow Inc. (pillows), Name Ring (engraved rings), Northport PTO, Patio Covers Unlimited, Pool World, Protection Plus (snowplows / ATVs), Real Time Pain Relief (medicinal products), Renew Chiropractic, Safequest Marketing ("help" button), SAS Trading (luggage / bags), Sauna Health Store (saunas), Sculptures by David Westberg (chainsaw artist), Shelf Reliance (freeze-dried foods / emergency products), Silver Gem Greenhouses, SmartKlean of Wasington, Solid Structures (garages / buildings), Spokane Chimney Doctors, Springdale Frontier Days, Steelie LLC (helium pets), Stone Crazy (jewelry), Teapotter and Jones (cutlery), Tri-State Distributors (outdoor heaters), Valeta (chocolate fondues), and Xtreme Pet Products .

Fair Ambassadors

The Interstate Fair selected four young adults to serve as the 2012 Fair Ambassadors. Selected were Bethany Hand (Mt. Spokane HS), Brianna Sillivan (North Central HS), Julia Viherlahti (Ferris HS), and Asa Wolfe (Spokane Community College Running Start). The Ambassador's Award, given to any one, any exhibit, or any booth was awarded to the 4-H Still Life under the direction of Superintendent Sue McCoury.

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

  • Spokane Valley Kiwanis (Food Booth)
  • Stone Crazy (Inside Commercial Booth)
  • Display House (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 2012 winners were

  • Azar's for their Greek Nachos (Best Deep Fried)
  • Baja Bowl for their King Burrito (Best Signature Item)
  • Lasagnas on Ya for their Tiramisu (Best Dessert)
  • SandwicHaven for their Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog (Most Creative)