SKAMOKAWA — Walking into 109th annual Wahkiakum County Fair was akin to walking back in time. Missing were the trappings of many “modern” fairs. Instead, this fair celebrates the lives and lifestyles of its community.

There weren’t carnival rides, but visitors could go for a ride in an old Model T Ford. Instead of big rock concerts, there was a horseshoe tournament and a spelling bee. Prize vegetables and flowers were of course on display, as were baked goods, jams and jellies and handmade items.

Filled with animals, games and competitions — including a tractor pull — the fair was small, but only in size.

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