The organization has picked up the operations of the Dippin’ Dots stand in recent years.
Between the two stands, staffed by volunteers, the organization garners net proceeds of about ,000 to ,000, or about 15 to 20 percent of its operating budget.
Much of the food items are sold by nonprofit organizations that on any given year collectively have seen about 0,000 in gross sales in just 10 days.
Young Life of Yakima, a Christian organization that works with local students, has run its barbecue booth since 1972.
And contests that recognize excellence in produce and raising livestock are still around.
Norman, who will attend this year’s event to help run the department’s booth, said a sizable antique farm equipment display and Future Farmers of America exhibits are among the agricultural displays she has enjoyed in past fairs.
“We think of the modern agricultural fair as a uniquely North American thing, but one of the things we learned is there are similar events in other countries; South Korea is one of them,” Chambers said.
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Northwest Harvest serves more than 65 hunger relief programs and 13 schools in 9 counties in Central Washington.
Any year with at least 300,000 visitors is considered a success. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic) The agriculture building includes displays of seasonal crops, such as apples and hops.
Crews with Brad’s World Reptiles work to set up the new Creature Feature Extreme exhibit at the Central Washington State Fair at State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash. Young Yakima Valley residents have the chance to milk a cow for the first time — or maybe a second or third time.
The fair offers concerts with well-known musicians and bands.