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Silvana Fair returns to Viking Hall, fields for 64th year on July 30

SILVANA — Although its traditional parade will be taking a break this year, the Silvana Fair will still offer a host of agricultural activities for attendees of all ages.

Silvana's Viking Hall on Pioneer Highway — State Route 530 — and the adjacent fields will once again serve as the staging grounds for the event, which takes place on the last Saturday of every July.

The 64th annual Silvana Fair will be open to the public starting at 9 a.m. on July 30, with a flag-raising and opening ceremonies following at 9:15 a.m., during which everyone is encouraged to participate. While there won't be a parade, attending 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America chapters will be allowed to display their banners before the kick-off of the kids' games, for attendees aged 16 years and younger.

Those looking to check in their livestock and get them checked out by veterinarians on site must do so between 6:30-8:30 a.m., before the official start of the fair, so that judging can commence at 9:30 a.m. for swine, dogs, rabbits, poultry, waterfowl and pigeons, with the livestock judging exhibition following at 10 a.m. The judging will pick back up at 1 p.m., after a break between noon and 1 p.m. for attendees to enjoy live music and food from on-site vendors.

A greased pole-climbing contest is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., with Stanwood Redi-Mix supplying the pole. The parade of champions and closing ceremony will wrap up the day at 4:30 p.m., in time for the release of all the exhibits by 5 p.m.

Those looking to enter inside exhibits at Viking Hall may do so between 6-9 p.m. on July 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 28. Judging for inside exhibits begins at 3 p.m. on July 28. Demonstrations will take place at Silvana's Peace Lutheran Church between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 27 and, if needed, starting at 9 a.m. on July 28.

For more information, visit the Silvana Fair's website at www.silvanafair.com, or contact its organizers via email at SilvanaFair@wavecable.com or by phone at 360-652-8682. Entry forms for beef, dairy, poultry, waterfowl, pigeons, rabbits, sheep, swine, dogs and indoors exhibits, as well as dairy, fiber and pygmy goats, can all be found online at the fair's website.

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