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New features, and old favorites, at this year’s fair | San Juan County Fair

The Clumsy Lovers, a noted bluegrass/Celtic rock group from Coquitlam, B.C., headlines at the San Juan County Fair Aug. 21. - The Clumsy Lovers
The Clumsy Lovers, a noted bluegrass/Celtic rock group from Coquitlam, B.C., headlines at the San Juan County Fair Aug. 21.
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The San Juan County Fair starts next week, and here are a few facts to know.

First, the fair is from Aug. 18-21, Wednesday through Saturday. Horse events start at 9 a.m. Exhibits and entertainments run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Season-pass ticket prices are $18 for 65 and older, $22 for adults, and $10 ages 5 to 16. Children younger than 5 have free entry.

A daily pass costs $10 for 65 and older, $12 for adults, and $5 for ages 5 to 16. Again, children younger than 5 have free entry.

If you enter something in the fair, you can get into the fair for four days for a single ticket of $15 adults and $5 ages 5-16. Get entry forms and rules from the online premium book.

If you have something you’ve created, grown or nurtured that you’re convinced is blue ribbon material, deliver your entry to the appropriate fair department at the fairgrounds Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Paradise Amusements will once again provide fair games and rides — all the excitement of the midway. Kids Day is Thursday and Friday; children have unlimited rides from noon to 5 p.m. for $20.

Entertainment opens Aug. 18 with the Trashion Fashion Show and closes Aug. 21 with The Clumsy Lovers, a noted bluegrass/Celtic rock band. Those events and performances bookend a schedule full of locally and regionally known entertainment.

New features: Free presentations on agriculture, environmental stewardship and green living.

The fair guide will be published Aug. 18 and included in The Journal, The Islands’ Sounder and The Islands’ Weekly. Information related to the fair will be posted this week on SanJuanJournal.com. You can keep up with all of the fair happenings with The Daily Fair, available at the gates and at the Journal/Sounder/Weekly booth in the main exhibit hall.

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