The annual interstate fair is about as Inland Northwest as it gets. We all pay homage to our region’s agricultural bounty and Western heritage, from petting farm animals to cheering on the rodeo riders as they hang on for dear life. While many of the attractions are the same each year, don’t miss the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, the Mutton Bustin’ kids sheep-riding competition, and, of course, the demolition derby (Sept. 13-14). Rodeo events are scheduled for Sept. 5-6, starting at 7 pm both nights. This year’s grandstand entertainment also boasts an impressive lineup with something to appeal to all tastes, including Big & Rich (Sept. 8), Jars of Clay (Sept. 10) and REO Speedwagon (Sept. 11).
Spokane County Interstate Fair • Sept. 5-13, from 10 am-10:30 pm; Sept. 14, from 10 am-8 pm • $7/youth, seniors; $10/adults • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana • spokanecounty.org/fair