Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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County Fair Contests

​The Cookie Contest
Friday • July 31

Yes, you can enter other cookies besides chocolate chip.
Bring your favorite cookie recipe on Friday and earn the honor of being named Best Cookie Baker of Thurston County.

Each contestant will receive FREE admission to the fair (parking fees not waived).
Youth and adult winners will receive ribbons and prizes.

Bring cookies to the Expo Center from 10am to 1:30pm.
Please include name, address, phone number, and a copy of the recipe.
Judging will start at 2pm.

Cookies cannot need refrigeration and please use disposal containers.
Bring between 6-10 cookies.