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Tickets & Hours

Online purchase of fair admission and parking passes coming soon.
2024 Fairground hours10-9 Wed & Thurs, 10-10 Fri & Sat, 10-8 Sun.

Carnival ride tickets must be purchased at the fair during carnival hours for same-day use. Funtastic Carnival will no longer be offering Armbands and will not be available.
Carnival rides open 11-11 Wed-Sat, 11-8 Sun.


Daily Admission Tickets  
Adult $9
Senior Citizen (over 60) $8
Youth (6-14) $7
Young children & babies (5 and under) FREE
Season Pass Admission  
Adult $23
Senior Citizen (over 60) $20
Youth (6-14) $15
Exhibitor & Vendor Passes  
4-H/FFA/Open Class/Youth Exhibitor $10
Adult Exhibitor, Leader $16
Commercial Vendors/Concessionaire $14
One-Buck Wednesday July  $1*
     *One dollar per person with a non-perishable food item donation.  
       Supports Thurston County Food Bank Can Hunger program.  
Kid's Day Thursday July  $2*
     *All kids 14 and under.  
Military Appreciation Day Friday July $2*
     *Present your military ID.  
Daily Parking $5
Season Parking Pass $22
Available for purchase only at the carnival during carnival hours.  
Good for same day use only.  
Armbands are no longer available.  
Carnival ticket window hours:  
Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.  
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  
***Friendly safety reminder: No open-toe shoes or sandals allowed on the rides!***  
Concerts are free with paid admission.  


Fairground Hours

  • 10 a.m. -   9 p.m.   Wednesday & Thursday
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.  Friday & Saturday
  • 10 a.m. -   8 p.m.   Sunday 

Carnival Ride Hours

  • 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
  • 11 a.m. -    8 p.m.  Sunday