Grant County Fair begins Tuesday

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File photo 4-year-old Cole Iverson could not contain his excitement during the kids pedal tractor pull at the Grant County Fair last year. This year’s fair starts Tuesday.

MOSES LAKE — Exhibitors have worked with their show animals, gardeners have picked their best fruits and vegetables, bakers have experimented with their best recipes. There’s prep work at the food booths and the rodeo arena. It’s time.

The Grant County Fair, Moses Lake Roundup and Demolition Derby are scheduled for next week. The fair opens Tuesday and runs through Saturday, the demolition derby is Wednesday and the rodeo is Thursday through Saturday. The gates open every day at 10 a.m. The fair closes each day at 11 p.m., although the carnival is open to midnight each day.

The first day is free admission. For Wednesday through Saturday, admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for youths 8 to 17 years of age. Children 7 years of age and younger are free. Fair officials also sell week-long passes; they’re $18 for adults and $11 for youths 8 to 17 years of age.

The rodeo celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018. From the beginning it’s been a classic rodeo, and a classic rodeo it remains, with the classic events. Bronc riding and bull riding, barrel racing and breakaway roping, team roping are all on the schedule, along with performances from trick rider Jessica Blair Fowlkes.

The demolition derby also has deep roots at the fair, and is scheduled for Wednesday night. Time trials begin at 6:30 p.m., with heats at 7:30 p.m. There are lap races and a team race for the grand finale.

Events kick off even before the fair gates open, with 4-H and FFA exhibitor demonstrations and meetings beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Competition for all FFA and 4-H classes begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday and continues each day with various events through Saturday.

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