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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Palouse Empire Fair sees another successful year


September 14, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

A young girl enjoys the car and motorcycle carousel ride during the Palouse Empire Fair, Friday, Sept. 8

COLFAX - This year, the community gathered for the 2023 Palouse Empire Fair last weekend, Sept. 7-10.

Fair Manager Ashley Reisenhauer said it went well for her first year as manager, with both entries and attendance increasing.

"It was really awarding to see everybody come together," Reisenhauer said of being manager, noting that it felt like it went by quickly.

Reisenhauer said the opening ceremony brought in approximately 200 people, with kids leaving the barns and everyone in attendance. "That was really cool," she said.

This Year's Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Linda Cook, who...

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