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Kids' Day Thursday and Friday at the San Juan County Fair

Islay Ross, 4, of Friday Harbor discovers new juggling skills, with the assistance of juggling pro Thomas Arthur, Wednesda at the San Juan County Fair. Arthur performs Thursday at 2 and 4 p.m. on the BBQ Stage.    - Scott Rasmussen
Islay Ross, 4, of Friday Harbor discovers new juggling skills, with the assistance of juggling pro Thomas Arthur, Wednesda at the San Juan County Fair. Arthur performs Thursday at 2 and 4 p.m. on the BBQ Stage.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen

Thursday is Kids’ Day at the San Juan County Fair. (It’s Kids’ Day on Friday too).

From noon to 5 p.m., children can enjoy unlimited rides for $20. Use the coupon on the front of The Daily Fair — available at the fair gates and The Journal booth — and get a free stick of cotton candy when you buy your wristband.

There’s other great stuff in store for the younger set Thursday — and, actually, every day of the fair.

— Get your picture taken with your friends: Mark Gardner — a professional commercial, portrait and wedding photographer — will take your picture for free at his booth outside the main exhibit hall.

He’ll shoot your picture and give you a free print, as well as a jpeg suitable for the web (or for e-mailing to your grandparents). Get your photo taken with your fair entry. Photos with Zucchini 500 entries are popular.

— Race a zucchini car: Speaking of Zucchini 500, the race superintendents tell The Daily Fair that each race day is open to everyone — there are no heats or rounds, as reported earlier.

That means, if you don’t win, you can try, try again. And have a lot of fun doing it.

— Make cool stuff, for free: In the Arts and Crafts booth in the main exhibit hall, make beadwork, 10 a.m. to noon; make a book, noon to 2 p.m.; make a treasure map collage, 2-4 p.m.; make jewelry, 6-8 p.m.

In the Green Village tent, make orca fin hats and origami whales, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

— Enjoy a show: Artists such as juggler Thomas Arthur often look for volunteers to join them on stage.

Have fun.

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