Sports

Ready for a ride?

Bull riding and cars crashing on purpose.

Does a sports fan need much more than that?

The Clallam County Fair offers plenty for the sports junkie, as the bulk of this year's action takes place center stage at the fairgrounds' grandstand.

The 4-H Western Games kick off at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20.

Saturday sees lawnmower races at 9 a.m. and the logging show at noon, capped by the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association at 5 p.m.

The rodeo resumes at noon on Sunday, Aug. 22, and the demolition derby caps the fair sports festivities with a

5 p.m. start that day.

The rodeo features a number of crowd-thriller events, from bareback horse and bull riding to team roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

Demolition derby fans need to buy an $11 ticket (in addition to regular fair admission fees), sold starting at 9 a.m. outside the Yellow Gate (west side of the fairgrounds) on Sunday, Aug. 22.

The Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers are back at the county fair, demonstrating fly-tying skills from noon-

6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday in the hobbies and crafts barn.

Martial arts fans can check out the White Crane Martial Arts group at 1 p.m. Thursday or at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Wilder Auto Community Stage.

Those looking for something a little more sedate but a challenge nonetheless can take on the P.A. Peggers and other cribbage experts at the hobbies and crafts barn. Those who can beat one of these tournament players win a certificate, pen, deck of cards and a rulebook. Anyone playing receives a rulebook. Winners also are entered into a drawing for a handmade cribbage board.



Fair hours, tickets

_ Hours

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

_ Admission prices

Daily pass Season pass

Adults (18-61 years) $7.50 $20

Senior citizens (62 years and older)

$5.50 $13

Students (13-17 years) $5.50 $13

Youths (6-12 years) $4.50 $11

5 years and younger * Free *Free

* - must be accompanied by an adult

Demo derby: Additional $11 ticket, available at 9 a.m. on Sunday



2010 Clallam County Fair grandstand schedule

_ Thursday

2 p.m. - Sheep herding demo

6 p.m. - Draft horse/mule show

_ Friday

9 a.m. - 4-H Western Games

6, 8 p.m. - Knights of the Realm

_ Saturday

9 a.m. - Lawnmower races

Noon - Logging Show

5 p.m. - Rodeo

_ Sunday

Noon - Rodeo

5 p.m. - Demolition derby





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