4th Annual Savor South Sound at Thurston County Fair

Drink and be merry at the 4th annual Savor South Sound on August 5 and 6. Photo credit: Doug Walker

Submitted by the Thurston County Fair 

It’s time to experience all that Cascadia brewers, cider makers, and vintners have to offer at the fourth annual Savor South Sound, taking place on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. during the Thurston County Fair.

Savor South Sound is two days of local food, drink and music in the heart of the Thurston County Fair. Photo credit: Doug Walker
Savor South Sound is two days of local food, drink and music in the heart of the Thurston County Fair. Photo credit: Doug Walker

This two-day event will feature exclusively local, artisan products with a focus on unique recipes, blends and techniques with a Pacific Northwest touch. You can sample creations from Puget Sound favorites like Three Magnets Brewing, Fish Tale Ales, Dick’s Brewing, Top Rung Brewing, Whitewood Cider, Schilling Cider, Stottle Winery and more. 

WSU Extension Thurston County has also partnered with the Nisqually Tribe to put together a custom menu especially for this event including salmon caught as part of the Tribe’s sustainable fishing program. 

Local favorite the Oly Mountain Boys will take the stage Friday night for the Live and Local Concert Series. Photo credit: Becca Pilcher
Local favorite the Oly Mountain Boys will take the stage Friday night for the Live and Local Concert Series. Photo credit: Becca Pilcher

You can also enjoy the fourth annual Live and Local Concert Series presenting bluegrass sensations the Oly Mountain Boys and the Pine Hearts on Friday night. Saturday’s line up will feature the Celtic Fiddlers and the regional jazz group Eastbay. Other highlights include time-honored fair activities like judged contests and 4-H/FFA youth showing their livestock for market sale. 

A ticket to this year’s Savor is $10 and includes a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and four tasting tickets. Additional tastings will also be available for purchase. Ticket price is in addition to the cost of Fair entry. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court Stage.

Friends gather together to enjoy summer nights at the Thurston County Fair's Savor South Sound. Photo credit: Doug Walker
Friends gather together to enjoy summer nights at the Thurston County Fair’s Savor South Sound. Photo credit: Doug Walker

This event is presented by The Thurston County Fair Foundation. Visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org for more information about Savor South Sound and other happenings at this year’s Thurston County Fair which runs from Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 7, 2016. Savor is a 21+ event.

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