Thurston County Fair Opens

Mid-week merriment is guaranteed with all the laughter and ladybugs you can handle on opening day of the Thurston County Fair! The fair opens Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. with the return of One Buck Wednesday discounts and deals.

Admission to the fair is only $1 per person on One Buck Wednesday when you bring a non-perishable food donation for each person. Food donations will benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. Fair organizers are hoping to meet or even beat last year’s record donation total of eight pallets of food and over $1,400 in cash donations from generous fairgoers.

Other One Buck Wednesday specials can be found inside the fair gates, including all carnival rides for just a buck per ride all day, one buck food specials, and other One Buck Wednesday deals at participating vendors. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Wednesday, July 31 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 50 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including mechanical bull riding contests, the bull ride and tractor pull for kids, the kickoff of the Live & Local concert series with Artesian Rumble Arkestra and Minilla Smiles, the return of Professor Bamboozle, plus a Welcoming Ceremony with Thurston County Commissioners. (Complete July 31 events schedule on page 2.)

For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go here:  THURSTON COUNTY FAIR and click on “Daily Events Calendar.”