Thurston County Fair
in Olympia, Washington is a family-oriented, old fashioned, five-day fair. The fair runs Wednesday through Sunday, always on the first
full weekend in August. Come join us this year and pet the animals, spin some wool, cruise the carnival, visit the exhibits, get dizzy on the rides, check out the commercial vendors, and feast on
the fabulous fair food.
2017 Fair Week runs from August 2 through August
hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Wednesday through Saturday, and 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
can be purchased in advance at a
discount or at the gate.
There are lots of concerts
and other entertaining acts
each and every day during Fair Week
which are free with your paid
Attendance: 30,523; up from 26,250 in 2015.
Rudy Rabbit was selected by vote to be the 2017 Fair Mascot.
More than 751 animals were entered to compete in various club and open class contests at the Fair, an increase of
more than 130 animals from last year.
The annual market sale brought in more than $102,000, only the second time in sales history to break $100,000.
shuttle bus drivers logged
over 2,332 miles
transporting Fair visitors
to and from their
have logged over 19,000
miles and 3,300 hours in
the past 12 years.
The Thurston County Fairgrounds is conveniently
located close to Interstate 5
in the Olympia-Lacey area of the South Puget Sound. You can even
ride the bus
to the fair. Hotels and motels are in close proximity, and the Fairgrounds can accommodate up to 100 RVs during Fair Week.
During the off-season, the Fairgrounds is in constant use for both private and public functions.
include meeting halls and rooms, barns, arenas, and a camping area. The Fairgrounds also has a covered facility for winter storage of
boats, vehicles and RVs