Fireman's Fair underway in Kent

The Kent Firemen's Fair is up and running at the fairgrounds off South Main Street in Kent.

The event, which kicked off Aug. 27, is sponsored by the Kent Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with Rainbow Amusements.

The fair will be open Aug. 28 from 6 to 11 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Highlights of the fair will include a parade tonight (Friday), Aug. 28, at 6:45 p.m. and a fireworks display later that evening at 9:30 p.m. A rain date of Aug. 29 is set for the fireworks.

New to the fair this year will be a lumberjack exposition featuring Shannon Strong each night at 7 p.m.

A dog show will be offered Aug. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Three divisions will be available for small and large dogs: grooming, obedience and agility.

In addition, a freestyle section will be available, offering dogs a chance to demonstrate a particular talent.

Admission to the dog show is $1 per spectator and $5 per dog.

All participants will be presented with a ribbon and the top three places in each division will win ribbons.

Other offerings will include a dunking booth, a variety of games, the sale of white elephant items, live music, a cake booth, a cash blower game, a replacement for the previously banned money wheel.

Admission will be based on a graduated scale. Patrons who attend the fair Aug. 28 will be charged $4 and will have free admission Aug. 29. Patrons who attend Aug. 29 will pay $3.

A family night will be held Aug 29. Bracelets for amusement rides will be sold for $20 at the ticket booth.