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Category: EventsEncampment & Candlelight Ball @ English Camp

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The Candlelight Ball is the highlight of the annual Encampment at English Camp. Visitors and re-enactors dance to 19th-century period music and celebrate the peaceful resolution of conflict. This year's Encampment is scheduled July 26-27 with the Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m., Saturday the 26th.

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsSan Juan County Fair!

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Mixing Music, History and Agriculture for the 2015 San Juan County Fair!

The San Juan County Fair is where the islands come together for four summer days and celebrate the traditions and talents of their communities; with plenty of fun for the whole family. Take a deep breath when walking through the Floral displays, enjoy home-made pie, indulge in a mix of local and regional talent from family programming to nightly entertainment. Stroll through the various exhibits and catch a 4-H demonstration. Finishing out this four-day extravaganza is the always anticipated Trashion Fashion show followed by a special ode to the theme—Paperback Writers, a Beatles tribute band!

There is lots of fun to be had at the Fair this year, its creating experiences that will never be forgotten

HISTORY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Content courtesy of the San Juan County Parks Department

1906-The First Fair

The first San Juan County Fair was held in 1906 in a warehouse on the waterfront in Friday Harbor during the first week of October, a time when agriculture was flourishing in the islands. Under the auspices of the San Juan Farm Bureau, farmers and county residents alike were proud to show off the “splendid products of the soil,” the Islander reported. The event drew a crowd of over 1,200, not just islanders, but visitors from Bellingham and Anacortes who came by the steamer, Whatcom Fair officials later boasted that 1,025 tickets were sold, with $302.50 in gate receipts.

Agriculture

On display during the first Fair were the county’s prolific crops: fruits, flowers, grains and grasses. Aside from “ordinary products of our fertile farms and fruitful orchards,” the paper reported that Orcas Island farmer P. Bostian exhibited tobacco, a crop he was experimenting with. Other farmers were trying out walnuts and chestnuts, quinces and citron, also displayed that year. The livestock exhibit included some of the best teams of horses driven by the county’s farmers.

San Juan County farmers were then eager to show off their best crops at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909, winning an award for Best Cherries. Although farmers had banded together as the San Juan Farm Bureau, meeting regularly on Shaw Island, it wasn’t until 1921 that another Fair was held in the San Juan Canning Company’s warehouse. Anticipating large attendance, fair organizers shored up the floor to accommodate not only visitors and participants but the many “fine bred cattle” to be displayed, so many that this Fair was jokingly called the “Bull Fair.”

Islanders also displayed: horses, sheep and swine. Poultry farmers showed off their turkeys, another successful farm commodity in the county. A baby beauty contest judged by San Juan Island’s Dr. Capron — who pronounced Florence May Madden the winner — was a crowd pleaser. The 1921 Fair was such a huge hit that it has been held annually since then.

Ladies Work - on display!

A department called “Ladies Work” highlighted the fine embroidery, tatting, quilting, rag rugs, patching and darning, hemstitching, painting and other homemaking skills of the women of San Juan County. John McCormick’s stunning photographs of the islands captivated viewers.

The Fair Finds a Home on San Juan Island

Islanders sought a permanent location for the Fair, and considered several sites — 10 acres on Shaw, the area in Friday Harbor called Kwan Lama, and its current location — before purchasing the heavily timbered 10-acre site in 1923 for $1,200. Volunteers blasted stumps, plowed and leveled the ground. It took 10 or 12 teams of horses to get the site ready for fencing. Community members turned out to erect the main building, the stock buildings, and the Pioneer Log Cabin. On October 8, 1924 the first Fair was held in its present location, less than one year after work began. A highlight of the 1924 Fair was the “gun that killed the pig.” A chartered boat from Bellingham brought 200 people to the Fair; the total attendance was 1,200.

Why Hold a Fair?

The goal of the Farm Bureau was to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and residents of San Juan County. Now 100 years later the San Juan County Fair Board continues to encourage, promote and preserve the county’s agricultural activities, and to educate the public during this once-a-year opportunity. Participants showcase their diverse skills, talents, and accomplishments in the areas of 4H and youth activities, agriculture, arts and crafts, environmental stewardship, public service organizations, and local industry, in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

We've Come a Long Way

Since 1924 the San Juan County Fair has grown from a two-day affair to four days chock-full of activities, now drawing 22,000 visitors. And the fair grounds have also grown; the Fair Board purchased 3.78 acres adjacent to the horse barn in December 2005. In 2006 we celebrated the Fair’s official Centennial Celebration.

Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

Category: MeetingsHistoric Preservation Review Board Meeting

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6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board discusses preservation issues and assists residents with rehab and preservation projects. These meetings are open to the public. Upcoming agendas and video recordings of past meetings are available at www.fridayharbor.org.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting

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Category: EventsSan Juan County Fair!

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Mixing Music, History and Agriculture for the 2015 San Juan County Fair!

The San Juan County Fair is where the islands come together for four summer days and celebrate the traditions and talents of their communities; with plenty of fun for the whole family. Take a deep breath when walking through the Floral displays, enjoy home-made pie, indulge in a mix of local and regional talent from family programming to nightly entertainment. Stroll through the various exhibits and catch a 4-H demonstration. Finishing out this four-day extravaganza is the always anticipated Trashion Fashion show followed by a special ode to the theme—Paperback Writers, a Beatles tribute band!

There is lots of fun to be had at the Fair this year, its creating experiences that will never be forgotten

HISTORY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Content courtesy of the San Juan County Parks Department

1906-The First Fair

The first San Juan County Fair was held in 1906 in a warehouse on the waterfront in Friday Harbor during the first week of October, a time when agriculture was flourishing in the islands. Under the auspices of the San Juan Farm Bureau, farmers and county residents alike were proud to show off the “splendid products of the soil,” the Islander reported. The event drew a crowd of over 1,200, not just islanders, but visitors from Bellingham and Anacortes who came by the steamer, Whatcom Fair officials later boasted that 1,025 tickets were sold, with $302.50 in gate receipts.

Agriculture

On display during the first Fair were the county’s prolific crops: fruits, flowers, grains and grasses. Aside from “ordinary products of our fertile farms and fruitful orchards,” the paper reported that Orcas Island farmer P. Bostian exhibited tobacco, a crop he was experimenting with. Other farmers were trying out walnuts and chestnuts, quinces and citron, also displayed that year. The livestock exhibit included some of the best teams of horses driven by the county’s farmers.

San Juan County farmers were then eager to show off their best crops at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909, winning an award for Best Cherries. Although farmers had banded together as the San Juan Farm Bureau, meeting regularly on Shaw Island, it wasn’t until 1921 that another Fair was held in the San Juan Canning Company’s warehouse. Anticipating large attendance, fair organizers shored up the floor to accommodate not only visitors and participants but the many “fine bred cattle” to be displayed, so many that this Fair was jokingly called the “Bull Fair.”

Islanders also displayed: horses, sheep and swine. Poultry farmers showed off their turkeys, another successful farm commodity in the county. A baby beauty contest judged by San Juan Island’s Dr. Capron — who pronounced Florence May Madden the winner — was a crowd pleaser. The 1921 Fair was such a huge hit that it has been held annually since then.

Ladies Work - on display!

A department called “Ladies Work” highlighted the fine embroidery, tatting, quilting, rag rugs, patching and darning, hemstitching, painting and other homemaking skills of the women of San Juan County. John McCormick’s stunning photographs of the islands captivated viewers.

The Fair Finds a Home on San Juan Island

Islanders sought a permanent location for the Fair, and considered several sites — 10 acres on Shaw, the area in Friday Harbor called Kwan Lama, and its current location — before purchasing the heavily timbered 10-acre site in 1923 for $1,200. Volunteers blasted stumps, plowed and leveled the ground. It took 10 or 12 teams of horses to get the site ready for fencing. Community members turned out to erect the main building, the stock buildings, and the Pioneer Log Cabin. On October 8, 1924 the first Fair was held in its present location, less than one year after work began. A highlight of the 1924 Fair was the “gun that killed the pig.” A chartered boat from Bellingham brought 200 people to the Fair; the total attendance was 1,200.

Why Hold a Fair?

The goal of the Farm Bureau was to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and residents of San Juan County. Now 100 years later the San Juan County Fair Board continues to encourage, promote and preserve the county’s agricultural activities, and to educate the public during this once-a-year opportunity. Participants showcase their diverse skills, talents, and accomplishments in the areas of 4H and youth activities, agriculture, arts and crafts, environmental stewardship, public service organizations, and local industry, in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

We've Come a Long Way

Since 1924 the San Juan County Fair has grown from a two-day affair to four days chock-full of activities, now drawing 22,000 visitors. And the fair grounds have also grown; the Fair Board purchased 3.78 acres adjacent to the horse barn in December 2005. In 2006 we celebrated the Fair’s official Centennial Celebration.

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Category: EventsSan Juan County Fair!

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Mixing Music, History and Agriculture for the 2015 San Juan County Fair!

The San Juan County Fair is where the islands come together for four summer days and celebrate the traditions and talents of their communities; with plenty of fun for the whole family. Take a deep breath when walking through the Floral displays, enjoy home-made pie, indulge in a mix of local and regional talent from family programming to nightly entertainment. Stroll through the various exhibits and catch a 4-H demonstration. Finishing out this four-day extravaganza is the always anticipated Trashion Fashion show followed by a special ode to the theme—Paperback Writers, a Beatles tribute band!

There is lots of fun to be had at the Fair this year, its creating experiences that will never be forgotten

HISTORY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Content courtesy of the San Juan County Parks Department

1906-The First Fair

The first San Juan County Fair was held in 1906 in a warehouse on the waterfront in Friday Harbor during the first week of October, a time when agriculture was flourishing in the islands. Under the auspices of the San Juan Farm Bureau, farmers and county residents alike were proud to show off the “splendid products of the soil,” the Islander reported. The event drew a crowd of over 1,200, not just islanders, but visitors from Bellingham and Anacortes who came by the steamer, Whatcom Fair officials later boasted that 1,025 tickets were sold, with $302.50 in gate receipts.

Agriculture

On display during the first Fair were the county’s prolific crops: fruits, flowers, grains and grasses. Aside from “ordinary products of our fertile farms and fruitful orchards,” the paper reported that Orcas Island farmer P. Bostian exhibited tobacco, a crop he was experimenting with. Other farmers were trying out walnuts and chestnuts, quinces and citron, also displayed that year. The livestock exhibit included some of the best teams of horses driven by the county’s farmers.

San Juan County farmers were then eager to show off their best crops at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909, winning an award for Best Cherries. Although farmers had banded together as the San Juan Farm Bureau, meeting regularly on Shaw Island, it wasn’t until 1921 that another Fair was held in the San Juan Canning Company’s warehouse. Anticipating large attendance, fair organizers shored up the floor to accommodate not only visitors and participants but the many “fine bred cattle” to be displayed, so many that this Fair was jokingly called the “Bull Fair.”

Islanders also displayed: horses, sheep and swine. Poultry farmers showed off their turkeys, another successful farm commodity in the county. A baby beauty contest judged by San Juan Island’s Dr. Capron — who pronounced Florence May Madden the winner — was a crowd pleaser. The 1921 Fair was such a huge hit that it has been held annually since then.

Ladies Work - on display!

A department called “Ladies Work” highlighted the fine embroidery, tatting, quilting, rag rugs, patching and darning, hemstitching, painting and other homemaking skills of the women of San Juan County. John McCormick’s stunning photographs of the islands captivated viewers.

The Fair Finds a Home on San Juan Island

Islanders sought a permanent location for the Fair, and considered several sites — 10 acres on Shaw, the area in Friday Harbor called Kwan Lama, and its current location — before purchasing the heavily timbered 10-acre site in 1923 for $1,200. Volunteers blasted stumps, plowed and leveled the ground. It took 10 or 12 teams of horses to get the site ready for fencing. Community members turned out to erect the main building, the stock buildings, and the Pioneer Log Cabin. On October 8, 1924 the first Fair was held in its present location, less than one year after work began. A highlight of the 1924 Fair was the “gun that killed the pig.” A chartered boat from Bellingham brought 200 people to the Fair; the total attendance was 1,200.

Why Hold a Fair?

The goal of the Farm Bureau was to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and residents of San Juan County. Now 100 years later the San Juan County Fair Board continues to encourage, promote and preserve the county’s agricultural activities, and to educate the public during this once-a-year opportunity. Participants showcase their diverse skills, talents, and accomplishments in the areas of 4H and youth activities, agriculture, arts and crafts, environmental stewardship, public service organizations, and local industry, in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

We've Come a Long Way

Since 1924 the San Juan County Fair has grown from a two-day affair to four days chock-full of activities, now drawing 22,000 visitors. And the fair grounds have also grown; the Fair Board purchased 3.78 acres adjacent to the horse barn in December 2005. In 2006 we celebrated the Fair’s official Centennial Celebration.

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Category: EventsSan Juan County Fair!

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Mixing Music, History and Agriculture for the 2015 San Juan County Fair!

The San Juan County Fair is where the islands come together for four summer days and celebrate the traditions and talents of their communities; with plenty of fun for the whole family. Take a deep breath when walking through the Floral displays, enjoy home-made pie, indulge in a mix of local and regional talent from family programming to nightly entertainment. Stroll through the various exhibits and catch a 4-H demonstration. Finishing out this four-day extravaganza is the always anticipated Trashion Fashion show followed by a special ode to the theme—Paperback Writers, a Beatles tribute band!

There is lots of fun to be had at the Fair this year, its creating experiences that will never be forgotten

HISTORY OF THE SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Content courtesy of the San Juan County Parks Department

1906-The First Fair

The first San Juan County Fair was held in 1906 in a warehouse on the waterfront in Friday Harbor during the first week of October, a time when agriculture was flourishing in the islands. Under the auspices of the San Juan Farm Bureau, farmers and county residents alike were proud to show off the “splendid products of the soil,” the Islander reported. The event drew a crowd of over 1,200, not just islanders, but visitors from Bellingham and Anacortes who came by the steamer, Whatcom Fair officials later boasted that 1,025 tickets were sold, with $302.50 in gate receipts.

Agriculture

On display during the first Fair were the county’s prolific crops: fruits, flowers, grains and grasses. Aside from “ordinary products of our fertile farms and fruitful orchards,” the paper reported that Orcas Island farmer P. Bostian exhibited tobacco, a crop he was experimenting with. Other farmers were trying out walnuts and chestnuts, quinces and citron, also displayed that year. The livestock exhibit included some of the best teams of horses driven by the county’s farmers.

San Juan County farmers were then eager to show off their best crops at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909, winning an award for Best Cherries. Although farmers had banded together as the San Juan Farm Bureau, meeting regularly on Shaw Island, it wasn’t until 1921 that another Fair was held in the San Juan Canning Company’s warehouse. Anticipating large attendance, fair organizers shored up the floor to accommodate not only visitors and participants but the many “fine bred cattle” to be displayed, so many that this Fair was jokingly called the “Bull Fair.”

Islanders also displayed: horses, sheep and swine. Poultry farmers showed off their turkeys, another successful farm commodity in the county. A baby beauty contest judged by San Juan Island’s Dr. Capron — who pronounced Florence May Madden the winner — was a crowd pleaser. The 1921 Fair was such a huge hit that it has been held annually since then.

Ladies Work - on display!

A department called “Ladies Work” highlighted the fine embroidery, tatting, quilting, rag rugs, patching and darning, hemstitching, painting and other homemaking skills of the women of San Juan County. John McCormick’s stunning photographs of the islands captivated viewers.

The Fair Finds a Home on San Juan Island

Islanders sought a permanent location for the Fair, and considered several sites — 10 acres on Shaw, the area in Friday Harbor called Kwan Lama, and its current location — before purchasing the heavily timbered 10-acre site in 1923 for $1,200. Volunteers blasted stumps, plowed and leveled the ground. It took 10 or 12 teams of horses to get the site ready for fencing. Community members turned out to erect the main building, the stock buildings, and the Pioneer Log Cabin. On October 8, 1924 the first Fair was held in its present location, less than one year after work began. A highlight of the 1924 Fair was the “gun that killed the pig.” A chartered boat from Bellingham brought 200 people to the Fair; the total attendance was 1,200.

Why Hold a Fair?

The goal of the Farm Bureau was to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and residents of San Juan County. Now 100 years later the San Juan County Fair Board continues to encourage, promote and preserve the county’s agricultural activities, and to educate the public during this once-a-year opportunity. Participants showcase their diverse skills, talents, and accomplishments in the areas of 4H and youth activities, agriculture, arts and crafts, environmental stewardship, public service organizations, and local industry, in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

We've Come a Long Way

Since 1924 the San Juan County Fair has grown from a two-day affair to four days chock-full of activities, now drawing 22,000 visitors. And the fair grounds have also grown; the Fair Board purchased 3.78 acres adjacent to the horse barn in December 2005. In 2006 we celebrated the Fair’s official Centennial Celebration.

Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

Category: EventsContra Dance @ the Grange Hall

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

On the third Saturday of every month the SJI Grange #966 holds a community contra dance in the historic Grange Hall. No experience is necessary because all dances are taught. No partner? No worries, everyone is welcome! A $10 per person donation is suggested; students $5. For information call 360.378.3836.

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: MeetingsHistoric Preservation Review Board Meeting

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6:00 pm8:00 pm

Current historic preservation issues and projects are discussed by the Town of Friday Harbor's Historic Preservation Review Board on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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