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It's fair time!

Although the Multnomah County Fair is done and gone, it's essentially fair time in and around the Portland-metro area. Here's a primer:

Hood River County Fair - When: noon July 27-29, 9:30 a.m. July 30; Where: 3020 Wyeast Road, Hood River; Admission: $4 adults, $2 children (4-12); Info: hoodriverfair.com; Highlight: Jo Dee Messina, 8 p.m. July 30.

Washington County Fair - When: 10 a.m. July 28-31; Where: 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro; Admission: free; Info: faircomplex.com; Highlight: Clint Black, 8 p.m. July 30.

Clark County Fair - When: 8 a.m. Aug. 5, 10 a.m. Aug. 6-14; Where: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash.; Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (62-older), $7 children (7-12); Info: clarkcofair.com; Highlight: Sleep Country Amphitheater shows - The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5; REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6; Dierks Bentley, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8; Motley Crue/Poison, 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo - When: 10 a.m. Aug. 16-21; Where: 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby; Admission: $8 adults, $5 juniors (5-12) and seniors (65-older); Info: clackamas.us/fair; Highlight: Canby Rodeo, 7:30 p.m. each day.