Daily Sun News Editorial

One last hurrah at the fair


If you haven’t had time yet to take in the Central Washington State Fair, don’t fret — you can still enjoy the 125th anniversary of the fair this weekend.

There is fair food, and a lot of it. There are roast beef sandwiches, fresh corn, corndogs, Harrah burgers, curly fries, etc. For dessert, there are deep fried Twinkies, ice cream and, of course, funnel cakes and elephant ears, too. It wouldn’t be a fair without them.

There is a fantastic midway, with the largest selection of carnival rides you’ll find anywhere in Eastern Washington. Take a ride on a roller coaster or go upside down. While on the midway, try your hand throwing darts or ringing the bell.

But while many people only think of the glitz and glamor of the amusement side of the fair, local agriculture also shares the stage.

You’ll find members of area Granges, 4-H clubs and FFA chapters in the barns and arts and crafts barns. In fact, many locals are working the dairy barn, named after one of our own, Robert Golob.

Inside the Yakima Valley SunDome on the fairgrounds, you’ll also find many area businesses. Stop in to learn about solar panels, hair, cars and hot tubs. You can also pick up information from political parties, church groups and other organizations.

When you’re tired, there are plenty of entertaining shows to take in as well. Take a walk on the wild side learning about big cats. Find out about the Wenas mammoth. And listen to some great tunes — pop culture artist En Vogue is on stage tonight. There’s also a hypnotist and other acts.

One thing’s for sure. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Central Washington State Fair.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 125th anniversary party.


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