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(VIDEO) Sexy Rexy Gets His Hump On, Officially Opens 2014 Humboldt County Fair

All's fair. For the next 11 days, Humboldtians can get all the livestock, curly fries, Zipper rides, horse racing, sea lions and Guy Fieri they can handle with just a quick jaunt over the bridge to Ferndale. Yes, the 2014 Humboldt County Fair is officially open, y’all. 

Thursday morning, LoCO moseyed on over to the Ferndale Fairgrounds for this years opening ceremonies. A flag was raised, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sang and speeches were given while sheep watched obediently. Bucolic stuff.

The main event though: that time when giant cowboy-hatted Humboldt County supervisor Rex Bohn, as only he could, mounted a camel and rode it from the parking lot and into the fair, his loving constituents trailing behind him. Watch the camel almost buck him during his mount in the video below and/or attempt to navigate that Humboldt County Fair website to figure out what’s happening when. (Seriously, good luck with that.)

Plenty of more options can be found by scrolling your Thursday Lowdown below.

--Andrew Goff

EVENTS

Humboldt County Fair

Humboldt County Fairgrounds / 11 a.m.-9 p.m. / $8 / $4 kids / $6 seniors

"The Bounty of the County": Live and satellite horse racing, mule racing, carnival rides and games, death defying stunts, live entertainment, exhibits, livestock events and more. Check the fair's website for complete schedule of events.

Web site

Boys of Summer

C Street Market Square / 6 p.m.

Eagles tribute band plays the Eureka Summer Concert Series.

Stand Down Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m. / $35

In the Sapphire Palace. North Coast Stand Down helps provide vital services such as dental care, food, warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping supplies, information and outreach to our local veterans. Music by Swing Set with Donna Landry. The 'Balloon Bust' will be back by popular demand.

668-9770 / Web site

Stand Down Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 6 p.m. / $35

In the Sapphire Palace. North Coast Stand Down helps provide vital services such as dental care, food, warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping supplies, information and outreach to our local veterans. Music by Swing Set with Donna Landry. The 'Balloon Bust' will be back by popular demand.

668-9770 / Web site

The Delta Nationals

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 6 p.m. / Free

They rock. They roll. They lift your soul. (And beer.)

668-4151 / Web site

The Spiritual Bat, Megaton Leviathan, Idtal, The Disaffectionate

The Ink Annex / 7 p.m. / $8 / $6 members

The Placebo and Dead Tree presents a night of industrial post-punk love.

The Mostest

The Jam / 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

"The project of Bend, Oregon singer/songwriter/guitarist with jam band tendencies Mark Ransom."

822-4766 / Web site

The Seshen

The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.

even-piece band based in the San Francisco Bay Area fronted by vocalists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr. Mixing live and electronic elements and taking influence from eclectic sources including psychedelia, hip-hop and pop. OnHELL and Taeo open.

442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site

Twenty Thrid Annual Redwood Summer Games

Redwood Area Camp Ground / 3 a.m. / $30

923-9248 / corner@humboldt.net / Web site

Henderson Center Farmers' Market

Henderson Center / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locally grown food. Live music. Runs from June to October.

McKinleyville Farmers' Market

McKinleyville Shopping Center / 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Locally grown food. Runs from June to October.

268-1800 / Web site

Open Mic

Gallagher's Irish Pub and Restaurant / 6:30 p.m.

Irish/Celtic music.

442-1177 / Web site

Claire Bent

Libation / 7 p.m.

Local jazz vocalist.

825-7596 / Web site

Compost Mountain Boys

Shamus T Bones / 7-9 p.m.

Bluegrass, barbecue and beer.

407-3550 / Web site

Planet Four

Persimmons Garden Gallery / 7 p.m.

Jazz.

923-2748 / Web site

Open Mic

Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.

Perform yer stuff. Make some chums.

822-3453 / Web site

Trivia Night

Logger Bar / 8 p.m. / 21+

Second Thursday trivia night hosted by Jerry Lee Wallace. Prove to Blue Lake how smart you are.

668-5000 / Web site

Blues Night

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 8 p.m. / $5

With Brian Smith and Kimberli Hudson. Open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner necessary.

616-6876 / Web site

Karaoke w/ KJ Leonard

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 8 p.m.

When selecting your song, please keep in mind your audience would like to dance.

668-9770 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

Bear River Casino Resort / 8 p.m.

Please don't do "Bohemian Rhapsody." That never works.

733-9644 / Web site

Buddy Reed & th' Rip it Ups

Plaza Grill / 8-10 p.m.

Lowdown Thursday blues.

826-0860 /

The Poor of New York

North Coast Repertory Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

Written and premiering in 1857, this play is a melodrama revolving around the efforts of a middle class family, newly impoverished by the financial panic of 1857, to survive against a villainous banker.

442-6278 / Web site

Natural Remedy

Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.-midnight / Free

839-7580 / 6rbmusicbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Accurate Productions

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

DJ night.

800-684-2464 / Web site

Jimi Jeff's Open Mic

Central Station / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Jammin' with Jimi.

839-2013 / centralstationtavern@gmail.com /

Dirty Thursdays

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m. / 21+

Humboldt's finest DJ duo Pressure/Anya makes Old Town asses wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle.

444-2017 / Web site

Dirty Thursdays

Pearl Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

444-2017 / booking@pressureanya.com / Web site

Roots 'N' Culture Night

Robert Goodman Wines/Machine Works / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Selectahs T Aura, Noble Tobal and Pozitive iDiaz team up with Special Guests for a night of excellent vibes.

826-9463 / goodmanbooking@gmail.com / Web site

Rude Lion Sound

Sidelines / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Hip hop krunkage for your butt.

822-0919 /

MOVIES

Mill Creek Cinema
Minor Theatre