Last night, a friend mentioned that her sister’s family would be visiting from Texas. “The kids have never been to a county fair,” my friend exclaimed who plans on taking her out-of-town visitors to the Thurston County Fair next weekend. We went on to discuss the merits of all the things that ‘city kids’ learn at the local fair.
Make a date to visit an animal exhibition, try the new beer, wine, and cider tasting, watch a home arts demonstration, listen to live music, or gain education on a wide variety of agricultural topics. Whatever your interests, the Thurston County Fair is sure to delight.
Thurston County Fair Hours:
Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 3 – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 4 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thurston County Fair Admission:
- One Buck Wednesday – Admission is just $1 per person when you bring a non-perishable food donations on July 31.
- Kid’s Day and Buddy Day – Kids 14 and under pay just $2 for admission on Thursday, August 1. Carnival wristbands give kids unlimited rides.
- Military Appreciation Day – Active duty and retired military personnel and their families get $2 admission on Friday, August 2.
Here are three stories to get you excited for the 2013 Thurston County Fair.
In an effort to attract new visitors and revive the sustainability of the Thurston County Fair, the County Commissioners are adding two new features to the Fair. The Savor South Sound beverage tasting includes local breweries, wineries and cider producers. Try ciders on Thursday, taste beer on Friday, and sip wine on Saturday. Tickets for Savor South Sound can be purchased here.
Riley Hanna and Aaron DeLaTorre have grown up around the High Point Family Farm in Rainier. The cousins will be continuing the family tradition of showing animals at the Thurston County Fair, each working hard for the Grand Champion belt buckle to add to their collection.
You don’t need to be a history buff to enjoy this article. Take a quick peek at this story and amaze your friends with facts like “the first mascot of the fair was a boar because he was a good ‘rooter.'”
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