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Thurston County Fair InformationThe 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.

The 2014 Fair Week runs from July 30 through August 3.  Admission hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets 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 admission.

 2013 Fair Highlights

  • Attendance: Over 33,350 (up from 28,800 in 2012!).

  • One-Buck Wednesday generated over 7 pallets of food for Thurston County food banks plus $600 in cash donations.

  • $76,300 was raised at the Market Sale Auction for the l4-H and FFA youth of Thurston County.  A total 1.4 million dollars has been raised over the 22 years of the sale.

  • Approximately 800 Military Appreciation Day discount admission tickets were sold.

  • The Beef and Dairy Barn was the 2013 yearís winner of the Washington State Fair Commissionís prestigious black and white ribbon. The award is given for an exhibit, individual or department that has excelled beyond the norm.

  • Volunteer shuttle bus drivers logged over 2,137 miles transporting Fair visitors to and from their vehicles.  Drivers have logged over 17,000 miles and 2,900 hours in the past 9 years.

  • People attending the Fair consumed over 3,400 Shaved Ice treats, and more than 7,000 famous Fisher Scones.

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. Facilities 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 .