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
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)
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