Produce, livestock and wilderness, oh my! The Bonner County Fair is back for another year. And it’s the perfect time to get the word out about our wild backyard.
There’s no end of fun to be had at the fair. It’s the centerpiece event of local 4-H programs showing off local veggies and animals. Events like a demolition derby, rodeo and live music bring high-energy entertainment to the mix. People come from miles around to enjoy the festivities — and, just maybe, learn how they can save the wild Scotchmans.
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness volunteers will enjoy some delicious fair food while talking with attendees. The Friends will have a booth throughout the entire fair: Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 24.
There are plenty of good reasons to hit the fair beyond working on behalf of the wild Scotchmans. The food is famously delicious, ranging from barbecue to extreme grilled cheese sandwiches to the classic Elephant Ear fried dough slathered in butter and cinnamon-sugar.
There’s also loads of entertainment to take in away from the FSPW booth. On Aug. 22, the Redhead Express rocks the crowd with their blend of American folk, country and other musical influences. The Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour tests the Northwest’s best riders on Aug. 23. And the ever-popular demolition derby brings metal-on-metal mayhem on Aug. 24.
The Bonner County Fair isn’t the only chance to spread the wilderness word. On Sept. 14, the Kootenai Harvest Festival brings together homegrown produce vendors and local organizations in Libby. Thanks to free admission, local musicians and beer from Cabinet Mountain Brewing, it will be a great chance to talk up Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.
For a full list of events Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will attend, visit www.scotchmanpeaks.org.