It’s fair time!

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It’s time for some good, old fashioned fun at the Benewah County Fair.

More than 200 exhibitors, children and adults, will enter one or more projects in the 2013 Benewah County Fair this week. The fair opens today and continues through Sunday.

Expect to see a variety of projects including clothing, cooking, art, photography, quilting, sewing, archery, firearms, gardening, hobbies, crafts, canning and more.

The Third Annual Pie Contest is Saturday. Pies will be checked in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with judging to start at 2 p.m.

New this year is the archery range. Times for the archery booth will be announced each day of the fair. Those who are younger than 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present to participate.

Cow Patty Bingo is exactly what it sounds, with the money benefiting Hope’s Haven Animal Shelter and the Benewah County 4-H. A cow will be released into a small gridded arena at 3 p.m. Saturday. The lucky purchased the square where the cow drops a patty could win up to $500. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Red Barn Thrift Store on Main Avenue.

An open jackpot barrel race is planned for Friday night. Registration is at 6 p.m. with the event to start at 7 p.m. A mounted shooting demonstration by Tammy Lueck is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday with team roping to follow. Team penning will be featured Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Dave Moore at 568-0010 or Dan Moore at 568-1517.

The Junior Show and Sale will also return again this year. The show kicks off Thursday with swine fitting and showing and continues throughout the week with lambs, goats, poultry, dairy, beef, turkeys and rabbits.

The Junior Show Market Animal Sale starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Kiwanis Buyer’s Appreciation Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Mrs. Malensky said the sale is always greatly supported.

Between the indoor exhibits, the Junior Show and Sale, and other activities  there is something for everyone to enjoy.

It’s good, old fashion fun.

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