SKAMOKAWA - The Wahkiakum County Fair is celebrating its 99th year in existence in Skamokawa, located 30 miles west of Longview, along SR 4 (Ocean Beach Hwy.) with their traditional three-day event.

One of the many highlights of this country-style fair is the timber sports being provided by Jeff Skirvin, with two shows daily. The log-rolling event is sure to bring about many cheers and laughs. Other highlights of this year's fair include a Karaoke contest with for young people (12 to 17 years old) and adults on Friday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively; for the country fans, some great Hollywood-styled cowboy music by the "Celluolid Cowboys" on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; for those who like the blues, and some Chicago-style blues with the band: "Dented Trucks" on Friday at 7 p.m. A fun kids' event will be the lawnmower races at 2:30 p.m. and for those tractor enthusiasts, a "slow tractor pull" on Saturday at 1 p.m. with cash prizes.

Thursday, Aug. 16, is Senior Citizen and Red Hat Ladies Day, which means you will have free entry to the fair until 4 p.m.; on Friday, Aug. 17, it is Kid's Day with all kids under 14 getting in free until 4 p.m.; and on Saturday, Aug. 18, it's Armed Forces Day with free admission with military identification. It's also the great salmon barbecue day.

With passes costing just $6 for the entire three-day event, or $3 for just one day, this is a real bargain. We invite you to spend some time at a truly wonderful, down home, country-flavored fair with its many exhibits, animal shows and great food booths that are sponsored by our many local organizations.

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