Support the Kids!

CC Junior Livestock Auction

The Junior Livestock Auction will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 9th at 11 a.m.  It’s a great way for folks to fill their freezers up for the winter and at the same time support our local Ridgefield 4-H and FFA kids!

These young adults have spent countless hours feeding, taming, and training their chosen animals, getting them ready to show at the fair and sell at the annual Market Sale.  The quality of the meat is unsurpassed as they have been feeding their animals only the best feeds.

The Ridgefield Lions Club has been supporting our ‘kids’ for decades at this event and if anyone is interested I encourage them to contact Bruce Wiseman for more information.  In past years, Lions Club members have purchased animals for members and/or friends of members.  Cutting/wrapping is the responsibility of the buyer(s).

Lion Bruce Wiseman, 360-887-4582 home; 360-600-5062 cell.


Note from Kathy – the livestock auction is fun to attend. It’s full of action as our young people show their animals. They’ve worked hard to bring them to the Fair, and it shows.

Clark County Food Bank Benefits from RHS Senior’s Project

cowAli Serface, a Ridgefield senior, is raising a market steer that will be auctioned off during the Clark County Fair Junior Livestock Auction to benefit the Clark County Food Bank. The proceeds and all the meat will be donated to the Food Bank.

Ali is looking for community supporters to make her project a huge success.

The YEAH Steer will be sold at the Junior Livestock Auction August 9th at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  Ali’s cell number is 360-713-7793.  You can also click here to for more information on the auction.


Home & Garden Show this Week-end

Home & Garden Show

Antique Show at Event Center

America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Shows will be at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Road on Saturday January 18, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, January 19, from 10 am to 5 pm The cost is $6 and the ticket will be honored both days of the show.

The event is presented by Christine Palmer & Associates. Attendees can expect over 400 booths that will provide a diverse hunting ground and include fine antiques and collectibles up to 1970. The show does not allow any type of flea market booths or garage sale items. Typical items are from the 1880s to the 1970s.

Expert appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate show patrons’ individual pieces if brought to the show. Photos can be used for appraising large items. Appraisals cost $5 per item. These market evaluations are offered by the International Society of Appraisers. For tickets, visit

Wedding Show at Event Center


The Clark County Wedding Show will be held this Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, at the Clark County Event Center, 7402 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. Doors open at 10 am. Tickets are $8 per person.

The event features the best in caterers, wedding venues, cake designers, floral designers, photographers, invitations, consultants, stylists and more. Visitors can enjoy free onsite make-overs, hourly entertainment and a bridal fashion show. Men are invited to stop by the “man cave” for televised sports and beverages.

For more information, visit

Street Rods at Event Center

The Northwest Streets Rods Nationals Plus will be at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield this weekend. Admission is $14 for those ages 13 and older; $5 for youth ages six through 12; free for youth five and under. The event will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Seniors and military personnel with identification will receive a $2 discount.

The event features over 1600 rods, customs, and machines; surprise giveaways; live entertainment; arts and crafts for kids; and the famous Orange Crate and Pinstripe Jam.

In addition to the car display, the new event will also have commercial exhibits, an arts and crafts show, special vehicle displays, entertainment, and the Super Prize Program, which will be expanded to include this event and any event added in the future. For further details, visit

Alpacapalooza this Weekend

The Alpaca Association of Western Washington (AAWW) presents Alpacapalooza 2013 at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield Saturday and Sunday Apr. 6, 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and parking is $6. The AAWW is a group of alpaca owners, breeders, and enthusiasts who have come together as a regional affiliate organization of the international Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Its goals are to raise public awareness of alpacas and their luxurious natural fiber, share knowledge and resources, plan and organize alpaca events, and represent the interests of Western Washington alpaca owners as an affiliate organization of AOBA. For more information, visit or call 360-281-6550.

Willie Nelson at Amphitheatre

Willie Nelson & Family will perform at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield, at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 6.

Reserved tickets are $43.50 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster, or tickets can be charged by phone at 800745-3000. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees.

I-5 Closures Next Week

I-5 and Interstate 205 south of the Clark County Fairgrounds will have full overnight closures next week while crews reconfigure and re-stripe all lanes at the interstates’ junction.

Once the lanes are reconfigured and striped, crews expect to open the new lane on southbound I-5 by August 2 – just before an anticipated 100,000 attendees head to the fairgrounds for the opening weekend of the Clark County Fair.

Here is the closure schedule and alternate routes to use:

Monday, July 30 – Southbound I-5 will be fully closed at the I-205 junction from 11 pm Monday to 5 am Tuesday. Through traffic will be diverted onto I-205 (Exit 7). Drivers can use the interchanges at Northeast 134th Street and Northeast Padden Parkway to access I-5.

Tuesday, July 31 – Southbound I-205 will be fully closed at the I-5 junction from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. Through traffic will be diverted onto I-5. Local traffic and drivers heading to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital should exit I-5 at NE 179th Street (Exit 9) and follow a signed detour.

Wednesday, August 1 – The on-ramp from Northeast 179th Street to southbound I-5 will be fully closed from 11 pm Wednesday to 5 am Thursday. Drivers can use the interchange at Northeast 134th Street to access the interstates.

Striping work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.


County’s Largest Garage Sale

What’s billed at the Largest Garage Sale in Clark County will be at the Clark County Fairgrounds from 8am to 4 pm this Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. Admission to shop for adults is $3, and kids are free. Maybe you’ll find that item you’ve been searching for!

VIP Seating for Clark County Fair

The Clark County Fair is offering VIP seating for its 2012 Sleep Country Amphitheater concerts. VIP seating includes a premium seat in one of the luxury boxes, free parking, table side beverage and food service, access to exclusive VIP areas, and a pre-concert buffet.

The performance line-up includes Sara Evans on Friday, August 3, Creed on Saturday, August 4, Chris Young on Monday, August 6, and Sublime on Tuesday, August 7.

VIP tickets are available through TicketMaster, or tickets can be charged by phone 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are subject to service charges and fees

Kiss and Mötley Crüe at Amphitheater

Tickets for the Kiss and Mötley Crüe performance at the Sleep County Amphitheater during the Clark County Fair this summer are now available. The show is at 7 pm on August 19. Tickets range from $38.75 to $176.05 and VIP seats are available. Visit for more information.