WEEKEND: Clallam County Fair invites public to 'kiss a pig, dance a jig' — pig-kissing optional [**VIDEO**]
Antique machines -- A collection of old-fashioned machines and motors on display at the Clallam County Fair in Port Angeles, Wash., on Aug. 17, 2012. Collector Karen Gossage talks about her assemblage.
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Madison Ballou, 10, of Joyce, a member of the Pony Express 4-H Club, looks at her grand champion quarterhorse, Skippy, during horse judging on Thursday at the Clallam County Fair in Port Angeles.
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Jordan Pegran, 17, of Upper Hoh, with a lowline Angus cow and 3-week-old calf from her family's Rainy Day Farm.

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GRANDSTAND EVENTS AT the Clallam County Fair range from rodeo to the smash and crash of cars.

Grandstand events are included in fair admission, except for the Demolition Derby, which will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets to the derby cost $11 and are available at the yellow gate beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Today, the 4-H Western Games will begin at 9 a.m.

On Saturday, the logging show will begin at noon, and the Clallam County Rodeo will start at 5 p.m.

The rodeo will continue at noon Sunday.

Peninsula Daily News
CORRECTION — This story has been corrected to say that tickets to the fair are available only at the gate at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.
Ticket outlets at businesses in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks were only for carnival pre-sale tickets.
Those are no longer on sale.

PORT ANGELES — The four-day Clallam County Fair will continue through Sunday, and despite the 2012 theme, “Kiss a Pig, Dance a Jig,” kissing a pig is optional.

One “lucky” veterinarian will have “won” the chance to kiss a pig by 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the swine and sheep arena.

The contest, in which the veterinarian with the most money donated in his or her name wins, raises funds for scholarships for graduating 4-H members.

The fair opened Thursday under sunny skies and some of the warmest temperatures of the summer.

“It's upbeat, fun to see, and little kids have fun. I don't think anyone should miss out,” said Allison Breitbach, 16, of Port Angeles on Wednesday afternoon.

Breitbach and Ciara Gentry, 14, also of Port Angeles, are members of Neon Riders 4-H Club and are showing their horses this weekend.

However, they also plan on seeing more than the inside of their barns.

“It's cool. You can come and hang out with family and friends, and hang out with animals you don't get to see every day,” Gentry said.

And then there's the carnival — and the food, the vendors and the displays.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m.

Gates at the fairgrounds — which are at 1608 W. 16th St. in Port Angeles next to Lincoln Park — open at 8:30 a.m. each day through Sunday.

They close at 9 p.m. today and Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. each day and close at 10 p.m. today through Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission for adults is $8 — or $24 for a four-day pass — while senior citizens and students 13-17 pay $6 for one day and $13 for a four-day pass, and the fee for children 5-12 is $5 daily and $12 for a four-day pass.

Tickets are available only at the gate at the fairgrounds.

Carnival pre-sale tickets are no longer available. They were sold in Port Angeles at Wilder Auto Center at 97 Deer Park Road, Higher Grounds at 802 C St., at 510 N. Oakridge Drive and at Swain's General Store, 602 E. First St.; in Sequim at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.; and in Forks at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave.

Carnival rides will run from noon to 10 p.m. today through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

At the Kidz Zone, the pedal-powered Tractor Pull will be at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. through Saturday and at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Musical entertainment, as well as magic and other events, will be performed on two stages throughout the weekend.

Here is the schedule:

Wilder Stage


■ 1 p.m.: Luck of the Draw.

■ 3 p.m.: Old Sidekicks.

■ 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Desperado.

■ 7 p.m.: Serendipity.


■ 11 a.m.: Happy Soles.

■ Noon: Olympic Mountain Cloggers.

■ 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: All About Me.

■ 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Chris Ward's Country Band.


■ Noon: Port Angeles Light Opera Association performs “South Pacific.”

■ 2 p.m.: Second Annual Clallam County Fair Variety and Talent Show.

Sunny Farms Stage


■ 10:30 a.m.: Eden Valley Strummers.

■ Noon: Buck Ellard Band.

■ 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Jeff Evans Magic.

■ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Shady Grove


■ 10:30 a.m.: Brianna Lark.

■ Noon: Howly Slim.

■ 1 p.m.: Olympic Peninsula Men's Chorus.

■ 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Jeff Evans Magic.

■ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Guardian Elephant.


■ 11 a.m. James Gregory.

■ 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Hazelnut Grove.

A full schedule of events is available at www.clallam.net/fair.


Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: August 18. 2012 2:00PM
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