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

Watermelon Eating Contest
Saturday • August 3
First group: 5:30 pm - Second group: 6:00 pm

Participants less than 18-years-old must have a legal guardian present.

Contestants will compete against each other.
The object is to finish a quarter of a watermelon in the shortest amount of time.

The winner of each contest will receive a cash award of $25 and a blue ribbon.
The second place prize in each contest will receive a red ribbon and a cash award of $10.
Third place winners will receive a white ribbon and a $5 cash award.

All participants in Watermelon Eating Contest will need to fill out a registration form.