Stuff you need to know about the San Juan County Fair Aug. 13-16

The San Juan County Fair is Aug. 13-16, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor.  - San Juan County Fair
The San Juan County Fair is Aug. 13-16, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor.
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Sign up now for Trashion Fashion Show
Deadline to enter The Trashion Fashion Show is Monday at midnight.

Grab your glue-gun, sewing machine and paint and start collecting your reused, refused collectables and see what over-the-top, oh-so-sophisticated recycled fashion items you can come up with for this once-a-year highlight.

Designers and their models must be available to participate in the dress rehearsal on Aug. 11 in order to be included in the show Aug. 14. For rules and an entry form, visit or call 378-4310.

The event is produced by the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee and the Fair Board.

Lots of fun in store in the Ag Tent
The Agricultural Resources Committee, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild and WSU Extension’s Ag Program are coordinating the Agriculture Tent this year.

Three workshops are scheduled daily — at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.:

— Cooking demos with local chefs.
— Propagating, salvaging and landscaping with native plants.
— Permanent farmers market update.
— Saving historic barns.
— Farm-to-school programs in the county.
— Scarecrows.
— Farm displays.
— Forage and grain display.
— County ag facts.
— Weed control with goats.
— Farm and garden surveys.
— County foodshed maps.

To participate in the scarecrow or farm displays, contact Eliza Buck, 378-6621.

Sign up now for the Written Word
The Written Word is San Juan County Fair’s opportunity for all local writers to “show their stuff.”

Poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, storytellers all: submit your works for the fair. Details can be found in the online premium book or the Written Word blog at There are also a few hard copies of the Premium Book available at the public library on each island, as well as at Printonyx.

E-mail entries to WrittenWord or mail to P. O. Box 1094, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

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