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Alpine Kids Community Faire and Chili Challenge coming to Woodfords

Staff Reports

The fifth annual Alpine County family fun day, the Woodfords’ Community Faire and Country Chili Challenge, is coming Sept. 16 and 17.

Arts, crafts, antiques, food and entertainment are all part of the event that benefits Alpine Kids, a non-profit program serving Alpine County’s children and families.

After a 10-year absence, the Alpine Trio is back to perform at the fair, and Nancy Raven, the kids’ favorite, will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Grover’s Corners will offer barbecued ribs both days, and food booths will sell Indian tacos, hot dogs and ribs.

Kids’ games include “Smokey Bear” and more. Sheriff Skip Veatch will be master of ceremonies both days.

An art show from Alpine Children’s Center will show off the talent of youths in the county.

Chili cooking starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, and chili-tasting kits will go on sale at 1 p.m. when chili tasting begins. Each chili-tasting kit will have a ballot for the taster to use to vote for the best cook.

Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m., and the winning cook will take home the revolving trophy. Prize money will be awarded to first, second and third places.

The fair will be held both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is organized by the Woodfords Faire Committee to benefit Alpine Kids. The fair site is at the “flashing yellow light” at the junction of Highways 88 and 89.

Alpine Kids serves children and their families. The goal of the organization is “to make life better for children in Alpine County.” The fair is also co-sponsored by the Alpine County Tobacco Education Program-Proposition 19 and is tobacco-free. The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce is also a co-sponsor.