Clark County Fair: Here’s the Aug. 5 schedule

The rides open early on Friday, at 9 a.m., for the opening day of the Clark County Fair. The carnival portion of the fair will open at noon on the other days of the fair. Photo by Mike Schultz
The rides open early on Friday, at 9 a.m., for the opening day of the Clark County Fair. The carnival portion of the fair will open at noon on the other days of the fair. Photo by Mike Schultz

Daugherty will perform at 7 p.m. on opening night of fair

It’s just about here!

And it is sure to be Worth the Wait.

The Clark County Fair, after being shut down in 2020 and 2021, returns to the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield beginning Friday.

Here are some of Friday’s highlights, courtesy of the Clark County Fair’s website:

8 a.m.: Fred Meyer Free Pancake Breakfast. (Reminder: Free vouchers are available at Southwest Washington Fred Meyer stores.)

The feature exhibit Wild Science runs from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Brad’s World Reptiles goes from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.

Butterfly Adventures is 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

And the NASCAR Experience goes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

And of course the carnival, with games and rides. On Friday, the the carnival opens at 9 a.m. (It will open at noon the rest of the schedule.)

The opening day parade, at the Main Midway, is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Daugherty will perform at 7 p.m. Grandstand seating is free for the concert. There are reserved and VIP seating available at a cost. 

Other highlights throughout the day include: Dock Dogs, which has its first of four qualifying events on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. 

There are several Pirates Parrot Live Bird Shows on the schedule, with the first one at noon. 

Hypnotist Jerry Harris has two shows, one at 8 p.m. and the other at 10 p.m.

There are also hobbies, crafts, and baking classes available throughout the day. 

And animal showing and judging throughout the day.

For a full schedule of Friday’s events, go to: https://www.clarkcofair.com/schedule.html

Advance online deals are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and youth 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. And there are package deals for families of four, online only. Gate admission is $11.25 for adults, $9.25 for senior citizens, and $8.25 for youth 7-12.


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