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What is the Fair?

The mission of the Thurston County Fair is to provide a community celebration that educates, promotes, and showcases the agricultural, business, industry, and home life of Thurston County citizens of all ages.

What Happens at the Fair?

The fair has many contests and competitions for area residents to both participate in and see on display. Events and exhibits range from home arts and photography to livestock and commercial booths. Many community groups hold demonstrations and hands-on activities. Kids' games, free musical entertainment, great food, fun carnival rides, Youth Market Animal Sale, and petting farm are also highlights at the fair.

The Fair is for You!

You are invited to exhibit in several categories including: arts & crafts, photography, baking, sewing, collections, gardening, woodworking, livestock, etc. Whether you build model planes, shear sheep, or bake pies there is a category for everyone!  An Exhibitor's Guidebook is available on-line and at the Fair office. To get started, pick up an Exhibitor's Guide, it's easy and fun to "show your stuff", and win ribbons and prizes at the fair.

Open Class, 4-H,  or FFA?

The fair is divided into three department areas; Open Class, 4-H, and FFA. To determine the appropriate area for you to enter in, read the descriptions below.

Open Class is the department area that is open to anyone and everyone! All ages and skill levels can enter in Open Class. Generally, there is no entry fee, but the animal areas require an entry fee.

4-H 4-H is the youth development program of Washington State University Extension. Nationwide, 4-H is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant universities, and county governments. School-age youth in kindergarten through 19 years may exhibit as a 4-H member if they are enrolled in 4-H with the Thurston County 4-H Office by May 1 of the current 4-H year. There is no entry fee to exhibit in 4-H. To contact the WSU Thurston County Extension 4-H Office, call (360) 867-2157 or e-mail TC4H@co.thurston.wa.us.

FFA is a youth organization connected with the public school system. Only students enrolled in an FFA program through their high school may exhibit in this area. There is no entry fee to exhibit in FFA.

Future Thurston County Fair Dates:

  • 2018 - August 1 - August 5

  • 2019 - July 31 - August 4

  • 2020 - July 29 - August 2