It’s time to grab the family and head for a “Wheelin’ Squealin’ Good Time” at the Jefferson County Fair. The annual event, which opens today and runs through Saturday, features exhibits, local vendors, a talent show and a rodeo. Admission to the fair is free; the rodeo is $7 at the door. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fair Complex at 430 Southwest Fairgrounds Rd., in Madras. More than 19,000 people attended the 2011 fair.
The Deschutes County Fair will be held Aug. 1 to 5 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, followed by the Crook County Fair Aug. 8 to 11 at county fairgrounds in Prineville.