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

​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.