Canyon County Fair
Yes, boys and girls, moms and dads, its time for the Canyon County Fair! As in past years, the fair is being held at the fair grounds south of Knotty Pine on Highway Z. There will be pie eating contests for kids and adults Friday night, tractor pulls on Saturday evening, and a demolition derby on Sunday evening. The 4-H kids will be showing off their projects from crafts to the animals they have raised this year. The 4-H projects will be judged later in the week and awards given on Thursday. There are cows, chickens, horses, pigs, and more in the animal judging.
There will be a model airplane show Monday morning, and the planes will be on display in the 4-H building all week. There will even be a model rocket launch on Tuesday afternoon beginning at 1 PM. Some of the rockets will be taking pictures of the crowds below. So if you hear a rocket take off look up and SMILE.
KP Farmers Market
The weekly farmers market held on Knotty Pine's square in the center of town will be held this week at the county fair. The fresh produce this year is exceptional in both size and quality. You will find fruits and vegetables of every shape and description. Some produce is trucked in fresh that morning from California. But MOST of the produce is locally grown in the tri-county area.
County Agent Frank Simmons along with Chief Ranger Bill Jefferson and his rangers are responsible for organizing such a large group of area farmers for the market.