Stuff you need to know about the 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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Trashion Fashion Show rehearsal Monday
Designers and models in the Trashion Fashion Show must participate in the dress rehearsal Monday.

The show is Aug. 14, the second day of the fair.

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.

For rules, 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.

Don’t miss the Native Plant Workshops
Here’s the Native Plant Workshops schedule in the Ag Tent.

— Aug 13, 11 a.m.: “Propagating Native Plants,” Colleen Howe-Gregory, Mitchell Bay Farm.
— Aug. 15, 11 a.m.: “Salvaging Native Plants,” Marc Lampe, Island Natives.
— Aug. 16, 11 a.m.: “Landscaping with Native Plants,” Laura and Michael Budnick, NW Concepts.

The workshops are coordinated by the San Juan Nature Institute and sponsored by the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee.

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