The annual Clatsop County Fair held in Astoria is July 29–August 2. This year's events include a talent show for both adults and kids, where the first place winner in each category will have the chance to perform in the Oregon State Fair; a kids pedal tractor pull; the Big Cluck Grill-off (amateur backyard grill masters please apply!); dog competitions and shows; a children's petting zoo; a lawnmower obstacle course, where the person with the fastest time through the obstacle course wins a riding lawnmower; and other great events and vendors.
The fair also boasts an array of entertainment. Featured entertainers include Karaoke from Hell, The Shane Dwight Band, Coyote Creek, Floating Glass Balls, Brownsmead Flats, and Texas Tribute–ZZ Top Tribute Band.
All events and entertainment are included with price of admission. Adults are $5, over 65 and youth 6 to 12 are $3, and 5 and under are not charged. Armbands for all-day carnival rides are $19 and can be purchased in advance from local outlets for $17.
Oregon Coast Magazine July/August 2008