Still Exhibit Winners

Ruth Danner

Small Quilt Champion


Zoe Parker

Best Youth Table Decorator

Virginia Springer

Table decorating champion for the Adult Class


Jason Dodge

2020 Other Pet Fitting and Showing Champion


Debra Holmes

Grand Champion QOV


Ellie Thompson

Grand Champion in the 4-H Cooking Demonstration Class


Ryan Porter

Non-Cooking Demonstration Champion


Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Fair

This year’s fair theme of “Expect the Unexpected” became more than anyone could have imagined with the presence of COVID-19. A portion of the Spokane County Interstate Fair’s mission statement states that we will “Serve as a showcase of the talents of our community by providing a means of education, exhibit, and competition”. We look forward to a return of our traditional fair in 2021, however, we invite you to participate in our “virtual fair” this year. All entries for 2020 will be submitted online, judging will be done online, and comments from the judges will be shared with the exhibitor through e-mail. Thank you for your continued support of the Interstate Fair!

4-H Presentations…Aug.21

Antique Tractors / Displays… Aug.21

Baking (Beer Bread)…Sept. 10

Baking (Decorated Cakes)…Aug. 21

Crafts (3D Printer Projects)…Aug 21

Crafts (JAB Kit Craft)…Sept. 3

Creature Feature…Aug. 21

Educational Posters…Aug. 21

Floral / Dahlias…Sept. 3

Horticulture / Gardens…Sept. 3

Horticulture / Hay King or Queen…Sept. 9

Horticulture / Largest Pumpkin…Sept. 9

Lego Building…Aug. 21

Quilts…Aug. 21

Quilts of Valor Blocks…Sept. 2

Table Decorating…Aug. 21

Wine Labels…Aug. 21

Non-cooking Demonstration or Performance:

  • Contact fair@spokanecounty.org ASAP to “pre-register” for this event. You will be given an “impromptu question” to incorporate into your video when you pre-register.
  • Videos must not be longer than 8 minutes. Any videos longer than 8 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Vocalists and musicians may have an accompanist for the performance, however the accompanying music should not overpower the performer.
  • Begin video with introduction (name, age, 4H Club) then a description of what you will be doing / performing (i.e. playing the piano).
  • In the video be sure to answer the following questions (in any order as part of your commentary)
    • If musical performance (vocal or instrumental), name of the song, composer, and year it was written.
    • How long have you been studying this area?
  • Video ends with you stating what your impromptu question was an answering the question. As the video is meant to be educational…feel free to research your question prior to filming the video.

Cooking / Baking Demonstration

  • Contact fair@spokanecounty.org ASAP to “pre-register” for this event. You will be given an “impromptu question” to incorporate into your video when you pre-register.
  • Videos must not be longer than 30 minutes. Any videos longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified. Do not include a video running during baking time…think of this as TV cooking show magic. Have a completed item ready in the ov- en, place your item ready to bake in and take the completed one out making sure to tell the audience how long the item baked.
  • Begin video with introduction (name, age, 4H Club) then a description of what you will be making.
  • In the video be sure to answer the following questions (in any order as part of your commentary)
    • Where did you get the recipe (or was this your own creation)?
    • Utensils, pans, etc. needed.
    • Ingredients used along with the amounts (i.e. 3/4 cup granulated sugar)
    • Estimated prep time, cooking / baking time, and clean-up time. You do not need to include the actual clean-up process in your video.
  • Video ends with you stating what your impromptu question was an answering the question. As the video is meant to be educational…feel free to research your question prior to filming the video.

4-H Presentations

4-H Exhibitors are encouraged to submit an entry in each of the following classes:

  • Fashion Revue
  • Non-Cooking Demonstration or Performance
  • Cooking Demonstration

Make sure the video is well-lit and does not include any background noise.
Dress as if presenting live in front of the judge and audience.

Exhibitors must be currently enrolled in 4-H (list 4-H Club with your entry).
Exhibitors will be scored on their video submission (see more information in “How to
Submit an Entry”); age of exhibitor will be taken into consideration in scoring.
PRIZES: Each of the Three Class Winners will receive $25.00.

Beer Bread Contest

Spokane has some of the finest breweries in the Nation and the Spokane County Interstate Fair is pleased to offer an opportunity this year to showcase them!

Open to adult exhibitors only. Each exhibitor is allowed one entry.
Entry must consist of a small loaf and include the recipe for the bread. By entering the
contest, exhibitors agree to release recipes to the Spokane County Interstate Fair.
Recipes may be published by the Fair.
The bread must include one full can / bottle of a locally-brewed crafted beer, IPA, hard
cider, pilsner, lager, etc. Local to be defined as brewed within 150 miles of Spokane.
Bread will be judged on size, uniform shape, crust, crumb, grain, lightness, tenderness,
and flavor.
Bread and recipe must be submitted to the Fair Office on September 10 between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
PRIZE: Best Beer Bread Winner will receive $25.00.


Decorated Cakes

2020 Theme: Expect the Unexpected.
Each exhibitor is allowed up to two entries.
Each entry must consist of three photos: Front of exhibit, side of exhibit, and a photo
showing the exhibitor with the exhibit.
Exhibit must be an original design of the exhibitor and created by the exhibitor.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same exhibit.
Cake will be judged on decorations alone thus exhibitor may utilize Styrofoam or cake
to serve as the base for the decorations.

Although a white background for the photo is typically preferred, please utilize a differ-
ent solid color behind the cake if the cake is mostly white frosting.

PRIZES: Best Decorated Cake Winner (Youth) and
Best Decorated Cake Winner (Adult) will each receive $25.00.

3D Printer Projects

The world is changing around us and the way items are manufactured is changing as well. This competition is
NEW in 2020 and features creations made by the inventors amongst us. Create a design, print it on your 3D
printer, and show us your great ideas / creations!
2020 Theme: Expect the Unexpected.
Each exhibitor is allowed up to three entries.
Each entry must consist of three photos: Front of exhibit, side of exhibit, and a photo
showing the exhibitor with the exhibit.
Exhibit must be an original design of the exhibitor.
Entry must include the purpose behind the creation or name of the creation.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same exhibit.
PRIZE: Best 3D Printer Project Exhibit Winner
will receive $25.00.

Kit Craft by JAB

The Fair’s Junior Advisory Board (JAB) Members have put together kits for you to take, make at home, and
enter into this year’s Virtual Fair! JAB consists of 16 high school representatives from around the region that
meet monthly to provide ideas and input as well as gaining leadership skills through the program. For more
information on representing your High School, please contact fair@spokanecounty.org.
Contest is open to youth exhibitors only. Please be sure to include your age with your
entry. Judges will take age into consideration in scoring.
Kits may be picked up from the Junior Advisory Board Members at the Fair Office on
August 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each exhibitor is allowed up to one kit / one entry.

Each entry must consist of two photos: Front of exhibit and a photo showing the exhibi-
tor with the exhibit. Photos of entry are due on or before September 3.

Exhibit must be created by the exhibitor.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same exhibit.
PRIZES: Best Exhibit 10 and Under Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Exhibit 11 to 17 Winner will receive $25.00.

Creature Feature

Theme: Expect the Unexpected.
Each exhibitor is allowed one entry and may choose one of the three following categories –
animal, person, or space creature.
Exhibitor must provide the name of the exhibit with their entry, i.e. Sally the Salamander.
Each entry must consist of two photos: Front of exhibit and a photo showing the exhibitor
with the exhibit.
Exhibit must be created by the exhibitor and an original design made from vegetables,
fruits, flowers, grasses, and/or other organic materials.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same exhibit.
PRIZES: Best Exhibit 10 and Under Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Exhibit 11 to 17 Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Exhibit 18 and Over Winner will receive $25.00.

Educational Posters

Contest is open to youth exhibitors only. Please be sure to include your age with your
entry. Judges will take age into consideration in scoring.
Exhibitor is limited to 2 entries per person.
Displays may show any topic of an educational nature.
Exhibit sizes may range from poster (22” x 28” minimum) to tri-fold display.

Entries must include two photos: Photo of the educational poster and one of the exhibi-
tor next to the educational poster.

Entries must be created since September 1, 2019 and entered by the creator.
Exhibitor’s name cannot show in the photograph.
Judging will be based off of design (40%), originality / creativity (20%), and educational
value (40%).
PRIZES: Best Overall Educational Poster will receive $50.00.
1st Runner Up Overall Educational Poster will receive $30.00.
2nd Runner-Up Overall Educational Poster will receive $20.00.

Floral / Dahlias

Exhibitor is limited to 5 floral entries and 5 dahlia entries per person.
All entries must be a single flower. Flower does not need to be cut from the plant to
be entered into the virtual fair.

Photo must include the floral entry with a white background and a photo of the exhibi-
tor holding (or next to) the same exhibit in a second photo. Entry photos are due on or

before September 3.
Artificial flowers and foliage are not permitted.
Entries must be grown and entered by the exhibitor.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries from the same plants.
Flowers will be judged based upon perfection for their variety. Winning flowers will be
selected based upon the top three scores.
PRIZES: Best Overall Flower Winner will receive $50.00.
1st Runner Up Overall Flower Winner will receive $30.00.
2nd Runner-Up Overall Flower will receive $20.00.

Hay King / Queen

Each grower entering the competition must bring their hay to the Fair and Expo Center on
Wednesday, September 9 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Please enter the
Main Gate Off of Havana Street and proceed northeast to the Green Gate.
Only one (1) entry per field. Entry may consist of three small bales (100 pounds or less)
or one large bale (800 to 1200 pounds).

Core samples will be taken at time of delivery with the help from the Small Farms Depart-
ment / Extension Office.

Grower will be able to take their hay home immediately following the core sampling.
Core samples will be sent to Soiltest Farm Consultants, Inc. in Moses Lake for analysis.

Final selection of the competitor for “Top Hay Producer” will then be based upon the per-
son who receives the highest composite score.

Judging and hay analysis evaluations will be based on the following factors – Scoring in-
cludes (1) Test (relative feed value, standard score by each class equals 100%, all entries

as a % of standard with 100% maximum, and (2) Visual (ideal for each class, % of ideal,
criteria judged on stage of maturity / foreign material / steminess / leafiness / leaf hold /
condition including smell / mold / texture / excessive moisture / color / bale appearance).
Noxious or poisonous weeds or any evidence of tampering so as to influence or change
either the hay analysis or scoring procedures will be just cause and reason to disqualify a

competitor (i.e. use of any substance not normally used in the hay making process – col-
oring or ammonia are not legal, but preservatives are legal).

PRIZE: Top Hay Producer will receive $50.00 and a belt buckle.

Wine Label

Each exhibitor is allowed two entries.

Each entry must consist of two photos: Close-up of the wine label and a photo show-
ing the exhibitor holding the bottle of wine (label forward).

Label may be attached to an empty or full wine bottle.
Standard wine label is preferred but custom-sized will also be accepted.
It is optional to have the name of the winery or the type of wine on the label.
Wine labels must be “family-friendly”.
Labels will be judged under the following criteria: creativity, originality, workmanship,
and appearance of display.
PRIZE: Best Wine Label Winner will receive $25.00.

Tractors / Antiques

Each exhibitor is allowed up to 3 entries in each class.

Each entry must consist of two photos: Photo of exhibit and a photo showing the ex-
hibitor next to the exhibit.

• Class 1 (Tractors) – only those tractors that have been refurbished since Septem-
ber 1, 2019 or are “NEW” to the owner this past year will be permitted to enter.

• Class 2 (Antique Displays) – entry must contain a written description / history of
the display to further education of our heritage.
PRIZES: Best Tractor Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Antique Display Winner will receive $25.00

Table Decorating

Theme of Table Decorating Contest is “Expect the Unexpected”.
Each exhibitor is allowed one entry.
Each entry must consist of three photos: Completed exhibit, menu, and a photo showing the
exhibitor with the decorated table.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same exhibit.
This year, exhibitors may choose to enter a table with two to four place settings.
The table may be any size but should be balanced with the number of settings chosen for the
exhibit.
Menus will be used to determine if the correct serving utensils, plates, bowls, cups, etc. have

been utilized in the design. Menus are also included as part of the artistic nature of the ex-
hibit and exhibitors are encouraged to refrain from using hand-written menus.

PRIZES: Best Adult Exhibit Winner will receive $25.00
Best Youth Exhibit Winner will receive $25.00.

Quilt Blocks

The Spokane Interstate Fair is pleased to partner with Quilts of Valor to create this year’s Block Contest. Today over

220,000 quilts have been given to U.S. military service members and veterans who have been touched by war. Volun-
teers donate their time and materials to piece the tops and quilt the life-time awards that state through their beauty

“Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor.” The blocks from the 2018 Interstate Fair were crafted into a beautiful
quilt and awarded to the Fair’s Steam and Gas Superintendent, Myron Fuller on September 11, 2019. Mr. Fuller
served in the United States Army and is a World War II Veteran. In 2019, 28 quilt blocks were donated…thank you!
Entries must be completed by the exhibitor since September 1, 2019.
Exhibitor must incorporate red, blue, and true white in their quilt block.
Block sizes must measure 12.5” as sewn and will finish at 12” when area Quilts of Valor
volunteers put the quilts together .
Blocks should be placed in a gallon-sized clear storage bag (i.e. Ziploc) and delivered to
the Fair Office on September 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Staff will meet you at the
Fair Office and you will not need to exit your car.
All blocks become the property of the Quilts of Valor program and will be sewn together
to create a quilt for deserving veterans.
PRIZE: Best Overall Quilt Block Winner will receive $25.00.

Quilts

Entries must be completed by the exhibitor since September 1, 2019.

Please indicate on your entry if the quilt was machine-quilted by the exhibitor, ma-
chine-quilted by someone else, hand-quilted by the exhibitor, hand-quilted by some-
one else, tied by exhibitor, or tied by someone else.

Quilts must include three photos; complete front, complete back, and close-up of a
corner of the quilt showing the borders and binding.
Exhibitor must list the size of the quilt on the entry.
Small quilts are at least 36” tall and wide. Large quilts must be a full-sized bed.
PRIZES: Best Overall Large Quilt Winner will receive $60.00.
Best Overall Small Quilt Winner will receive $40.00.

Lego Contest

Theme of Lego project is “Expect the Unexpected”.
Each exhibitor is allowed one entry.
Each entry must consist of three photos: Front of exhibit, side of exhibit, and a photo
showing the exhibitor with the exhibit. If entering as a family, all family members
must be included in the third photo and must have taken part equally in the build.
Exhibit must be an original design of the exhibitor(s) and made by the exhibitor(s).
Individuals in the same family may not make individual entries of the same exhibit.

Exhibit must contain at least 1,500 pieces (adult), 500 pieces (youth), and 2,000 piec-
es (family). Include estimated number of pieces with your entry information.

PRIZES: Best Adult Exhibit Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Youth Exhibit Winner will receive $25.00.
Best Family Exhibit Winner will receive $50.00.

Best Garden

This year, many have had the opportunity to spend a little extra time in their gardens. We would love for you to
share a photo of your garden showing just what a Green Thumb you have!

Each exhibitor is allowed one entry PER garden. Entry photos are due on or be-
fore September 3.

Garden must be grown and entered by the exhibitor.
Individuals in the same family may not make entries of the same garden.
Exhibitor must provide a “map” of garden illustrating where each type of plant
is located within the garden. All plant types must be labeled on the map.
PRIZE: Best Garden Exhibit Winner will receive $50.00.

Ziggy’s Home Improvement

Since 1965, Ziggy’s Home Improvement has inspired our region’s builders, crafters, makers, and get-it-done-ers. We’ve fueled the creative spirit by providing local creators with the necessary materials they need to do what they do best, CREATE!!! The Ziggy experts have shared their knowledge to help thousands of first-timers start their projects on the right path. When Vern Ziegler started Ziggy’s, he took the same approach as the customers he was trying to serve, applying “his do-it-yourself concept to running the business as well as to the customers. Ziggys Home Improvement started in 1965 to sell wood products “at contractor prices to do-it-yourselfers. Offering our best prices, and supporting the do-it yourselfer with exceptional customer service is still our mission at Ziggys Home Improvement. We are proud to support this year’s virtual still exhibits at the Spokane County Interstate Fair.