County Fair Kicks Off Thursday

Steers, hogs, chickens, rabbits, sheep and other critters will make an appearance at the Benewah County Fair this week. The fair starts tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 21. Fairgoers are sure to find something that delights them as an array of projects – both indoor and outdoor – will be on display. Not to mention this year’s theme is Stars and Stripes and Fair Delights. Many 4-H students will be showing animals throughout the week with […]

Rotary Family Fun Day Returns

Area families are invited to enjoy two days of fun-filled activities at the annual Family Fun Day. The event, organized by the St. Maries Rotary Club, is Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with the Benewah County Fair. “We are really hoping for a lot of participation,” Carol Humphrey said. “We want to grow this event every year. It’s old fashioned family fun for all ages, so get the family together.” The cost to attend is $35 for a family of […]

Loads of Events Coming

There are a lot of events planned in the coming weeks to keep you and your family busy. So if you need something to do this summer, check out what the area has to offer. » St. Maries St. Maries Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast Once again, pilots from around the region and their airplanes will land in St. Maries July 18 as part of the annual St. Maries Fly-In. Forty to 60 planes have attended the in the past. Breakfast will […]

Rotary Family Fun Day Joins Fair

This year’s Mid-Summer Family Fun Festival will boast more activities, games, contests and food than previous years. The St. Maries Rotary Club’s annual event, which caters to families, will coincide with the Benewah County Fair this weekend. “We really hope by combining the two events it will increase attendance for both and encourage those who may not attend the fair to come check it out,” Carol Humphrey said. The majority of the events will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. […]

Fair Launches Tomorrow

A new category has been added to this year’s open class exhibits in an effort to create more interest and participation in the Benewah County Fair. The category, titled Pinterest Inspired, is based on a popular website where people share ideas in the form of pictures. The idea is for local people to enter items they’ve created that have been inspired by projects shared on the website. Organizers hope the new class will inspire more people to become involved in […]

Get to Know: Family Fun Day and the Junior Show

Carol Humphrey, from Rotary of St. Maries, and Nancy Malensky, of the Benewah County Junior Show and Sale, discuss their combined events, the Family Fun Day and the Benewah County Fair, August 14 – 17. 1. How did the idea to combine the Benewah County Fair and the St. Maries Rotary Club’s Family Fun Day come about?  Just in conversation with Rotary members and Junior Show and Sale members. Both events are beneficial to the community, so it seemed like […]

Small and Mighty

When you consider the fact that our town has a population of just around 2,400, the fact that our summers are filled with events the caliber of what you might find in a larger town speaks to the hard-working nature of St. Maries. It makes what we do pack even more of a punch. Nearly every weekend offers some sort of family-friendly activity, and nearly every activity is put together by volunteers. Even better – nearly every event offers something […]

It’s fair time!

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 […]

Still a lot of summer remaining!

Although summer is waning, there is still a lot of fun to be packed into the weeks before the children head back to school. This Saturday, Aug. 10, is the St. Maries Rotary’s Mid-Summer Family Fun Festival at St. Maries City Park. The St. Maries Centennial Committee will be serving up free pulled pork sandwiches, so grab a bite and plan to stay for the fun. There’s something for children and adults of all ages. Next week is the Benewah […]

There’s fun to be had this weekend!

There is a ton of fun to be found at St. Maries Rotary’s third annual Mid-Summer Family Fun Festival Saturday at St. Maries City Park. A barbecue challenge, Kiss Lizzy (the Donkey) Contest, children’s events, games, crafts, activities for adults and teens, a mechanical bull, frog races, a watermelon eating contest and vendor booths are just a few of activities slated for the day. The festival also includes a free picnic that will begin at 11 a.m. and is organized […]