The 97th Annual Whidbey Island Fair July 28-31 found David Welton catching photos of what makes it a popular summertime event. David served as the fair’s judge for photography and was the fair’s official photographer.


4H teen feeds a piglet at the Whidbey Island Fair
Spotted piglet is fed at Whidbey Island Fair
Baby checks out heiffer at Whidbey Island Fair
Cow and boy at 4H exhibit at Whidbey Island Fair
Goats in costume walked in the annual Whidbey Island Fair parade


Fair Manager Carol Coble and Project Manager Cortney Beede take a moment to acknowledge their hard work putting the 97th Whidbey Island Fair on Jul 28-31
Fair ladies: Project Manager Cortney Beede, Fair Manager Carol Coble, and Fair Administrative Assistant Amanda Mosler. Photo shared by Carol Coble
Princesses from April Miller’s ‘When You Wish Events’ act as popular characters from animated fairytales. They have appeared at the Whidbey Island Fair since 2017
Spiderman talks with a young man at the Whidbey Island Fair
A tall cowboy juggles while stilt walking and providing entertainment to crowds at the 97th Annual Whidbey Island Fair
Steve Ulibarri serves Curly Fries, which are popular fare each year at the Whidbey Island Fair.


Greg Daily’s Bobblehead photo took a People’s Choice blue ribbon and a Merit Award green rosette at the Whidbey Island Fair
Photography superintendent David Welton selected Greg Daily’s Bobblehead photo for ‘Merit Award’ at the Whidbey Island Fair. Greg’s photo also won a blue ribbon for ‘People’s Choice Award.’
Erin Kelly and Greg Daily enjoy a bite at Whidbey Island Fair

Horse Sportsmanship

Western Games agility
Young woman competes in a barrel race at Whidbey Island Fair

Rides and Games

Taking aim at the Whidbey Island Fair’s Fiddle Faddle Farm, where volunteers host kid friendly activities such as Legos, petting farm animals and tossing skills
Considering whether to take a chance at winning stuffed animals at Star Darts at the Whidbey Island Fair
Simple pleasures of sliding at the Whidbey Island Fair
A pair of princesses take a moment to ride the Ferris Wheel at the Whidbey Island Fair
Mom and child take a spin on rides at Whidbey Island Fair
Navigating the house of mirrors is harder than it looks at Whidbey Island Fair




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