Big Discounts For The Thurston County Fair


Submitted by The Thurston County Fair

DDM Thurston County Fair-30Carnival Ride Armbands are $5 off through July 30th.                                          

Enjoy the laughter, ladybugs and savings when you buy your carnival ride armbands in advance for this year’s Thurston County Fair!

Discount carnival ride armbands are available through July 30 at two area stores and at the Thurston County Fair Office for $19 each—that’s $5 off the regular price. Carnival ride armbands are good for unlimited carnival rides for one day during the 2013 fair that runs Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4. Admission to the fair is not included in the carnival ride armband purchase.

Family Passes are also available for $20 when purchased in advance, but supplies are limited and Family Passes are only available at the Thurston County Fair Office in Lacey.

Purchasing your carnival ride armbands in advance will have you laughing with the ladybugs all the way to the bank. Carnival ride armbands purchased at the fair during fair week are $24, and individual carnival ride tickets purchased at the fair are $1.25 each. Most carnival rides require three or four tickets for each rider.

“One-Buck Wednesday”

For even more savings, bring your carnival ride armband on July 31 for “One-Buck Wednesday.” Bring a non-perishable food donation and get fair admission for only $1. Doors open at 10 a.m. on One-Buck Wednesday. Be sure to check out all of the One-Buck Wednesday specials, including one buck food specials, and other One-Buck Wednesday deals at participating vendors.

Other Great Savings

Other special discounts are available at the fair this year. Kid’s Day is Thursday, August 1, when all admission tickets for kids 14 and under are just $2 when purchased at the gate. August 1 is also Buddy Day, when you can get two carnival ride armbands for $24 if you and a buddy are both present at the time of purchase (no advance purchase available for Buddy Day special). Friday, August 2 is Military Appreciation Day at the fair, when fairgoers can get $2 admission tickets when they present their military ID at the gate.


  • Discount Carnival Ride Armbands
  • $19 — advance purchase One-Day Carnival Ride Armband (gate price $24; ride tickets $1 each July 31; $1.25 each Aug. 1-4)
  • $20 — Family Pass (limited quantities available at Fair Office)

WHEN:   On sale now through Tuesday, July 30


Lincoln Creek Lumber Ace Hardware

2421 93rd Ave SW in Tumwater

(Discount Carnival Ride Armbands)


Southgate Ace Hardware

5203 Capitol Blvd SW in Tumwater

(Discount Carnival Ride Armbands)


Thurston County Fair Office

3054 Carpenter Rd SE in Lacey

(Discount Carnival Ride Armbands)

(Family Passes—limited quantities)


To learn more about 2013 fair events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit

“Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”

July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013


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