The Grays Harbor County Fair in Elma is going to be blast this year with a variety of entertainers scheduled to perform that will surely delight your family. Featuring comedy and magic shows, country music and esteemed tribute bands, this year’s fair entertainment is setting up to be a special event.

Steve the Pretty Good Comedy and Magic Show

Looking for a fun-filled attraction sure to entertain the whole family? Steve the Pretty Good will be performing his comedy and magic show daily at the fair this year. In his show, performer Steve Hamilton presents some of the classic magic acts with a new twist. Steve’s show, presented by Overstock.com, is highly interactive, and will entertain both children and adults alike. The show is free with fair admission.

Professor Bamboozle
Families will love Professor Bamboozle’s entertaining magic and illusion show. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Fair

Professor Bamboozle

Professor Bamboozle is a truly unique performer that will be appearing daily at the fair. His interactive magic and illusion show features balloon animals, comedy, and non-stop fun for the whole family. In 2016, he was honored as the service member of the year by the Washington State Fairs Association. Sponsored by the Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, the show is free with fair admission, and you can find Professor Bamboozle each day of the fair beginning on August 8 and ending on August 12.

William Michael Morgan

Sponsored by Big Foot 107.3 FM, country entertainer, William Michael Morgan, will perform on the Pepsi Stage on Thursday, August 9, starting at 8:00 p.m. Morgan has been a fresh voice in the country scene since his debut album in 2016 and already has multiple top ten songs on the Country Airplay charts, including, “I Met a Girl.” Limited, general admission bleacher seating is free for this show with paid fair admission. Reserved Golden Circle seating is also available at just $25 each and includes fair admission.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Don’t miss this special performance by the original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Photo courtesy: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Bringing more than 50 years of recording history, the critically acclaimed country and folk group, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, sponsored by House Brothers Construction, will be performing on the Pepsi stage at the fair on Wednesday, August 8 starting at 8:00 p.m. With multi-platinum and gold records, numerous top ten hits, and multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations this band is an icon in the country and American roots music scene. They have created fans of all ages with their legendary hits such as, “Mr. Bojangles” and “Fishin’ in the Dark,” and are sure to put on a show that will be enjoyed by all. Don’t miss your chance to see the original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band this year. Reserved, Golden Circle Tickets are just $25 each and include fair admission. Limited, general admission bleacher seating is available, free with paid fair admission.

Dan Whyms Tribute to Johnny Cash

Another fantastic entertainer joining the fair this year is Dan Whyms, who performs a one-of-a-kind tribute to Johnny Cash. Whyms is a resident of Grays Harbor and is a highly authentic performer of Johnny Cash’s timeless collection of music. “Johnny Cash inspired my love of music,” says Dan. “He’s been the inspiration for me to learn the guitar, to write, and to perform.” You can enjoy Dan Whyms’s Johnny Cash tribute at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9 and the show is free with your paid fair admission.


On Friday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m. on the Pepsi Stage, the legendary Grays Harbor-based country band Humptulips will be performing with special guests Erica Corbin and Tony Wintrip. Humptulips brings a high energy sound to the stage, and excels at drawing large crowds to their performances. With backgrounds in rock and country music, Humptulips band members succeed in creating a unique blend of the two styles. Don’t miss this exceptional performance, presented by Bayview Building Materials of Elma. The show is free with your paid fair admission.

Green River Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band

Known as one of North America’s most authentic sounding Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute bands, Green River Revival is going to be rocking out at the fair on Saturday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. This group has performed throughout America, Canada, and Scandinavia for over two decades. Featuring hit songs such as “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and “Up Around the Bend,” this is sure to be a performance to remember. Don’t miss this special event that is free with your paid fair admission, sponsored by the Vaughan Company.

Grays Harbor Fair Sign
The Grays Harbor County Fair has an impressive lineup of entertainers performing this year. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Fair

Now that you know about the entertainers performing at this year’s fair, it’s time to start planning your visit. The Grays Harbor County Fair, with all of its carnival rides, games, animal exhibits and delicious fair food, begins on Wednesday, August 8 and ends on Sunday, August 12. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday, August 11 the fair is open 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 12 the hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fair admission is $10 for adults (ages 16-62); $7 for seniors (ages 63+); $7 for youth (ages 6-15); and children five and under are free. Fair admission is $2 off with military ID; $2 off youth admission on Thursday; free admission from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Sunday; and $1 off admission with a Bi-Mart card and photo ID on Sunday. Daily parking is $5. Presale Carnival Ride Wrist Bands are on sale now at the Elma, Montesano and Aberdeen branches of Anchor bank, at the discounted price of just $22.

New this year, Golden Circle reserved seating concert tickets, and discounted Carnival Ride Wristbands can also be purchased on-line at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds ticket box office. Just go to the ghcfairgrounds.com website to connect to the link and purchase these items from the comfort of your own home.

While planning your trip to the fair this year, consider staying at one of the following accommodations in the Elma area. Located in Elma, you can find the Stay Beyond Inn and Suites, the Travel Inn RV Resort, and the Grays Harbor Hostel and Guest House. Located in nearby Montesano, you can find the Guest House Inn and Suites.

See you at this year’s Grays Harbor County Fair, in Elma!


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