The Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo vendor alley has much to offer fair-goers this year. The fair opened Wednesday and runs through this coming Saturday evening at the Country Park fairgrounds on Wallace Way in Grandview.
Spencer Humphrey of Grandview listens as market goat judge Rod Cool (not pictured) explains the finer points of a good market goat body structure. Humphreys, a member of the Horse Heaven Ridge Riders 4-H Club, earned fourth place honors in the competition.
Welcome to the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, where the theme "PIGnic in the Country Park" is celebrated in every fairground building with cleverly decorated pigs.
The Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo food court is filled with fair culinary delights all ready and waiting to tempt the appetites of fair-goers.
Among the Grandview fair activities for children is face painting, as modeled by 4-year-old Izabella Villalobos.
Among the vendors eager to introduce fair-goers to her products is Mona Bussert (L), a local Scensty representative. Finding the perfect gift for friends back home is Yukiko Kamatani of Kyoto, Japan, visiting the Yakima Valley as part of a summer youth exchange program.
Getting her Holstein yearling to stand still for the dairy livestock judges is no easy task for young Brooklon Struikmans of the Green Valley 4-H Club. Dairy judging was one of the first 4-H activities to be held during the opening day of the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo in Grandview yesterday (Wednesday).