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WELCOME TO THE 2019 UMATILLA COUNTY FAIR!
At last, the season
of curly fries and
carnival rides is
upon us as the
As per usual, a few changes and
extra kicks are sure to keep even
the most savvy fairgoers on their
Farm animals and fresh activities
This year, all kids ten and
under will receive free admis-
sion, thanks to area sponsors
Barrett Business Services, Inc.,
LinkOne Potato Solutions,
Threemile Canyon Farms, Lamb
Weston and Wyatt Enterprises,
LLC. The deal doesn’t include
the carnival rides or rodeo.
Ride lovers should be sure to
snatch up carnival bracelets —
which include all rides all day
for one day — at presale for
$25. Presale bracelets are avail-
able at a wide variety of loca-
tions this year: the fair offi ce,
Banner, Columbia and Umpqua
banks in Hermiston; Columbia
Harvest Foods in Umatilla; Her-
miston and Pendleton chambers
of commerce; Ranch and Home
in Hermiston and Velasco Used
Car Sales in Hermiston.
Presale is available before Aug.
6. After that, bracelets will be
available at the carnival’s ticket
booth for $32.
The 4H Fashion Revue is back, Roping in the fun
This year, kids will have the and will be featured at 6:30
From the Hermiston Water-
chance to get their hands dirty at p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Les melon Seed Spitting Contest,
a new attraction, Barnyard Ad- Schwab Stage.
to 4-H and FFA showmanship,
“In previous years the Revue had to nightly entertainment and
carnival rides, there’s bound to
Sponsored by Family Health As- outgrown the old fairgrounds,”
be something in store for every
sociates, Barnyard Adventures
type of fair-goer.
is an interactive agricultural ex- In 2017, the fair moved to the
hibit. It will feature a milking Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Some just like to keep it simple,
parlor, a corn play box, and a Center, making space for activi- too.
chance to dig in the dirt for root ties new and old.
“Fair food and rides are my fa-
vegetables. Not without an edu-
vorite part,” said fairgoer Bianca
cational twist, visitors can expect In addition to the usual catego- Chairez. “And just being with
to learn a thing or two about Or- ries, there will be a Fashion Re- family and friends.”
egon’s commodities and agricul- vue challenge. This year’s chal-
lenge theme is “Clothing of The General admission for adults
Future” and contestants are ex- (ages 11 and up) is $10 a day,
For those who are interested pected to craft a garment which and $8 a day for seniors. Season
in agriculture, 4-H is bringing can include recycled materials passes, which do not include ro-
changes to the fair this year.
deo admission or carnival rides,
are $40 for adults and $30 for
Umatilla County fair director McNalley said that the 4-H Horse
seniors and military.
Angie McNalley said that fair- Show, which is usually held the
goers can expect a fresh look in Saturday before fair, will be at 8 Free shuttles, sponsored by the
the event center. A more inviting a.m. July 26 and 27 at both the City of Hermiston and provided
fl oor plan will allow audiences Burns Pavilion and the Farm-City by Kayak Public Transit, will be
to feel more involved in 4H Pro Rodeo arena.
running from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
every day of the fair, Aug. 6
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