We are excited to promote our western heritage and rural traditions with our 2022 Fair theme: Trails and Tales of Teton Valley. Two new events this year will bring you back to the era of pioneers and early settlers with Wagons and Tales Living History and Mountain High Mounted Shooters. Both events will complement our traditional Fair favorites: open class exhibits, 4-H Animal shows and Livestock Auction, 17th annual Horse Pull, Pig Wranglin’, District Farm Tour, Rodeo, Music, Pet Costume Contest, Figure 8 and Lawn Mower races and more!
Come visit the fur trade camp in our outdoor education area and learn to trade without speaking. This particular sign language was used by some of the Plains and Plateau First Nations and traders when they did not share the same verbal language. Hudson’s Bay Company traders learned this language and used it to help trade their goods across the west. These trade items significantly impacted the art and culture of many First Nations.
Visitors will then have the opportunity to make a simple bracelet with trade beads.
Please register for your arrival time so we can ensure we have materials for you!
This event is made possible with the generous support of Mark & Midori Hanus, Fibre Federal Credit Union, Port of Woodland, Paramount Sewing & Vacuum, and Cowlitz County Tourism.