Othello readies for fair

Print Article


OTHELLO — There won't be an Adams County Fair this year.

But only because organizers decided to change the name. It's now the Othello Fair.

“We're going to have a great fair,” said Fair President Anthony Dailey. “The only thing that has changed is our name.”

The fair, which beings on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and lasts through Saturday, Sept. 15, got the name change after an audit of Adams County found that the county needed to exercise more control over the fair if it was going to be the Adams County Fair.

“We could give control to the county, no longer be the Adams County Fair, or not have a fair. Those were the options the (Adams County) Commission gave us,” Dailey said.

“The last option was not an option,” he continued. “So we decided to change our name to the Othello Fair.”

The fair will still feature the usual assortment of animal showings by FFA and 4-H kids from across the region (if it clucks, oinks, bahs, moos or just sits there and wiggles its cute little nose, it is being judged), a draft horse pull, a performance by equine drill Sequins n' Spurs, as well as entertainment from parody rappers the Peterson Farm Bros and country singer Kathryn Stredwick.

There's also a parade on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 10 a.m.

“We're going to have a fabulous fair,” Dailey said.

Tickets for the Othello Fair at $7 per day for adults and $5 per day for kids. Passes are also available for $21.

The Othello Fair also kicks off with the Othello Demolition Derby on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and the derby itself starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, six and under is free.

In addition, the Othello Rodeo Association is staging the 70th annual Othello Rodeo Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights, in the Adams County Fairgrounds. Tickets for Friday are $15 for adults and $10 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free.

Saturday tickets for the rodeo are $15 each.

For more information on the rodeo, call 509-488-2604. For more information on the Othello Fair, call 509-488-2871.

Charles H. Featherstone can be reached via email at countygvt@columbiabasinherald.com

Print Article

Read More Entertainment

Othello Old Hotel Ugly Fabric challenge underway

November 07, 2018 at 5:02 pm | The Royal Register OTHELLO — What began as a bolt of cloth ordered by Old Hotel Art Gallery director Jenn Stevenson that sat unloved on the organization’s fabric shelves might have become a new tradition at the heritag...


Read More

Desert Oasis students build Little Free Libraries

October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OTHELLO — Students at Desert Oasis High School were looking for a project, something that would benefit the community and teach some lessons at the same time. The results of that project will be inst...


Read More

Annual auction raises funds for Old Hotel

October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OTHELLO — The Old Hotel Art Gallery held its annual auction fundraiser Saturday at the RDO Equipment offices in Othello, bringing together hundreds of community members dressed in ’50s-style costume ...


Read More

McFarland Middle School art students volunteer for community project

October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OTHELLO — The Othello community garden got a new shed to help store the paraphernalia that goes along with gardening, but it looked a little plain. Pretty darn plain in fact, so the people running th...


Read More

Contact Us

705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2018 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy