Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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County Fair Contests

​Chocolate Cake Contest

Thursday • July 30

Bring your best chocolate cake, frosted or unfrosted, to be judged by a team of experts.

Each contestant will receive FREE admission to the fair (parking fees not waived).
Ribbons provided for winners in both Youth and Adult categories.

Bring cakes to the Expo Center on Thursday, July 30, from 10am to 1:30pm.
Please include recipe with name, address and phone number. Judging will start at 2pm.

Cakes cannot need refrigeration and please use a disposable plate.