The Curry Coastal Pilot

GOLD BEACH andndash; The 100th annual Curry County Fair opens Thursday, July 26, with events planned for everyone in the family.

The fair is celebrating with the theme "A Century of Music Magic and Memories" on the Curry County Fairgrounds at the Event Center on the Beach, 29392 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach.

Events will take place daily, including the Kenya Safari Acrobats, 4-H activities, exhibits, a carnival, a tigress and other exotic animals and reptiles from Walk on the Wild Side, music and competitions. Other highlights include Lucky 7 Bulls and Barrels, the Tuff Trucks' Josh Amos Memorial Event, the Hillbilly Relay, Mud Drag Races and a free beef barbecue for all fairgoers on Sunday.

Entrants for the Curry Talent Round-Up have been rehearsing, and those planning to take part in the Ugly Dog contest and the Diaper Derby have been preparing for the events. Many exhibitors have been working for months on projects and most recently have been setting up the displays. A seamstress who is interested in vintage clothes worn on the Titanic in 1912 has made items to exhibit at the fair.

Discount coupons are available today (July 25) to trade for arm bands at the carnival, saving $7. The coupon can be used for any day of fair. Armbands for all-day rides that are purchased at the carnival sell for $27. The coupons are available at Ray's Food Place throughout the county, McKay's Market, the Fair Office, and in Brookings also at Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies.

Admission to the fair is $7 for general, $5 for seniors, $2 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger. A season pass for all four days is $20.

Thursday is Senior Citizens Day and seniors will be admitted for $3. Anyone brining a 12-inch theme cookie may enter for free.

Friday is Kids Day and all children 12 and younger enter for free.

Sunday is family day. A family with two adults and three children pay $15.

For more information, stop by the Curry County Fair Office, call 541-247-4541 or send an email to