The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Ken Graham
The Times 


Firewood, Football and The Fair


September 7, 2017

It’s Fair time in Columbia County. Kids and adults throughout the Touchet Valley will come to Dayton to celebrate a tradition more than a century old. This year’s Columbia County Fair starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

Fairs are an American tradition of course, held in nearly every county in the country. They celebrate the deep agricultural and pioneering history of our forefathers.

But fairs were held long before the founding of our country. Roman provinces held fairs that were holidays for all of their citizens.

A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who have spent doz...

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