Spokane Interstate Fair Info 2011

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the 60th annual Spokane Interstate Fair. Below is the information you all may need……Although their slogan this year doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, it looks like it will be a lot of fun as always…..

2011 Spokane County Interstate Fair
September 9-18, 2011
Theme – Carats of Fun (Celebrating our Diamond Anniversary)

Admission Tickets and Parking / At the Gate
Free to Children Six Years of Age and Under
$7.00 Youth Ages 7 to 13
$7.00 Seniors 65 and Over
$10.00 AdultsParking is available on our grounds at the Main Gate and the South Gate. Handicapped parking is located at both gates. The Interstate Fair provides handicapped accessible parking spaces, more than code requirement, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Six ATM machines are located throughout the grounds including at the east and west entrances of the Plaza, near the outdoor restrooms of Bay 4, and at the Grandstand ticket booth.
Fair Hours
September 9-17: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
September 18: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Carnival Prices / Ride Restrictions

Butler Amusements will be offering discounted P.O.P. (pay one price) nights on September 12-15, 2011. The P.O.P. during these discounted nights is just $25.00. The P.O.P. will also be offered the remaining nights of the Fair for $30.00. The purchase of an admission ticket to the Fair and a bracelet will allow unlimited rides within the carnival area on the nights listed above. During the remainder of the Fair, individual coupons are $1.00 each. Each ride requires 3 to 5 tickets per ride.

Butler Amusements presents an extraordinary array of rides, from those just for children to the Super Spectaculars that tower over the midway. These exciting, enjoyable rides, operated by professional personnel, thrill children to kids at heart.

Children under 36″ cannot ride any carnival rides alone and children that measure between 36-48″ tall can only ride a few select rides. Infants are not allowed to ride carnival rides. All riders must have either a ride wristband or carnival coupons. Rides require 3-5 coupons each. Guests wearing casts, that are pregnant, or intoxicated will NOT be allowed on the rides. For the safety of all riders, the following height requirements will be adhered to in the carnival. Please note that in some cases there may also be weight restrictions –
36″ – Corvettes (kids only), Cycle Jump (kids only), Ghost Pirate, Jumping Buggies, Looney Tooter Train (or 32″ with adult), Mardi Gras (or 32″ with adult), Tea Cups (or 32″ with adult), Roadsters (kids only)
42″ – Airport 8 (or 36″ with adult), Bear Affair (or 36″ with adult), Century Carousel (or 32″ with adult), Crown Merry Go Round (or 32″ with adult), Dragon Wagon, Giant Slide, Goofyville (or 36″ with adult), Lolly Swings (or 36″ with adult), Moon Walker (or 36″ with adult), Shrek, Voyager (or 36″ with adult), Wacky Worm Coaster (or 36″ with adult), Yo Yo
44″ – Flying Swinger, Viper
46″ – Tilt a Whirl (or 36″ with adult)
48″ – 1001 Nachts (max weight restrictions), Cliff Hanger, Cyclone (or 42″ with adult), Eagle 16 (or 42″ with adult, no single riders), Giant Wheel (no single riders), Gravitron, Haywire (or 36″ with adult), Scooters (or 44″ with adult), Super Shot Drop Tower (max weight restrictions), Thunderbolt
50″ – Zipper (max weight restrictions, no single riders)
52″ – Nitro (max weight restrictions), Vortex (max weight restrictions)
54″ – Energy Storm (max weight restrictions), Ring of Fire

The Main Carnival on the Main Lawn will open at 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and Noon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Kiddyland Carnival on the South Lawn will open at Noon each day. For more information on this year’s carnival rides, please visit the Butler Amusements site atwww.butleramusements.com.

Info Line

Pre-recorded information about the Fair is available by calling our Information Line at (509) 477-2787.
Lost People

Our Lost People Center is located in the silo at the west entrance to the Plaza. It is staffed by dedicated, caring professionals skilled in reuniting folks. They are on duty daily during the open hours of Bay 1 to assist fairgoers who are separated from their parties.
Lost and Found

All lost and found items should be brought to the Security Office located at the Purple Gate.
Public Address System

The PA system is used for informational and emergency purposes only. The PA system cannot be used by the public for paging. Emergencies should be reported to Security.
Baby Changing / Nursing Area – portable changing areas are located throughout the Fair. Please check the Daily Program Map for exact locations.
First Aid – located directly south of the Main Grandstand and just north of Bay 1. This year the booths are being manned by volunteers from the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Information Booth – the Guest Services / Information Booths are located just inside the Plaza entrance and near the Grandstand for your convenience.
Parking / Main Lot – located outside, near the Purple Gate in a modular unit. Main Lot parking services are provided by Ampco.
Security – located outside, near the Purple Gate in a modular unit. Security and East Lot parking services are provided by Kodiak.
Wheelchair Rentals

Wheelchairs are available for rent at the Main Gate through Wheelchairs and More LLC. Rental rates for power chairs and scooters are $25 for four (4) hours or $50 for all day. Rental rates for manual wheelchairs are $10 for four (4) hours or $15 for all day. All rentals are subject to availability and reservations are not accepted. Wheelchairs are available for the Interstate Fair only and are not available for shows held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center throughout the remainder of the year.

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