Fair serves up plenty for sports fans

The Professional Western Rodeo Association rodeo is a popular draw each year at the Clallam County Fair. - Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
The Professional Western Rodeo Association rodeo is a popular draw each year at the Clallam County Fair.
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Roping and riding, chopping and splitting, crashing and burning … the Clallam County Fair has plenty in store for the local sport and recreation fanatic.

Each year, the region’s annual fair hosts a number of exciting exhibitions and events for the sports enthusiast and this year is no different.

The 4-H Western Games kick things off at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, while Saturday sees the fair’s logging show at noon, followed by the Professional Western Rodeo Association at 5 p.m.

The rodeo resumes at noon on Sunday, Aug. 18, and the demolition derby caps the fair sports festivities with a 5 p.m. start that day.

For two days the fair is home to riders from the Professional Western Rodeo Association (PRO-WEST).

The PRO-WEST menu has a number of crowd-thriller events including bareback riding, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.

Do the Derby

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. 17. The Demo Derby begins at 5 p.m.

For information on derby entries and tickets, call Jessica Little at 477-7653.

And more …

Local 4-H club members show off their skills in a number of events during the fair, including showmanship, English performance, reining, performance class, trail classes and more, all at the fairgrounds’ horse arena.

In addition, 4-H members put their canine and feline friends through one gauntlet after another in the cat barn and dog arena all four days.

The Olympic Peninsula Fly-Fishers are back at the county fair, demonstrating fly-tying skills in the hobbies and crafts barn. 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.

For the youths, check out the KidZone with a tractor pull, rock climbing wall, “Euro bungee” and pony rides, open at 2, 4 and 6 p.m., Friday-Saturday and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Fair fees

Daily fair admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students (13-17) and senior citizens (62 and older), $5 for children (6-12) and free for youths 5 and younger.

Mark your calendar

The following weekend (Aug. 23-24), the fairgrounds host the Clallam County Junior Rodeo from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call Tina Van Ausdle at 460-0791 for more information.

2014 Clallam County Fair sports schedule:

(Note: all events at fairground grandstand)

• Friday Aug. 15

9:30 a.m. — Western Games

• Saturday Aug. 16

Noon — Logging Show

5 p.m. — Rodeo

• Sunday Aug. 17

Noon — Rodeo

5 p.m. — Demolition Derby


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