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.

(Solid waste facilities are open. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2SldUPq)
(For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit: https://bit.ly/3ext6BG)
(For more information on essential functions, visit: https://bit.ly/3dwIBK8)
(For office contacts, visit: https://bit.ly/3bs7bdy)

OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Division N - Open Class Baled Hay and Crops

​Paul Thomsen - Superintendent, (360)349-6067

RULES

  1. Hay entered must have been produced on a farm owned or operated by the exhibitor in Thurston County.
  2. All entries will be placed on display in a special Hay Booth for the duration of the Fair.
  3. Bales tested over 20% moisture will be disqualified.
  4. All entries must be entered by 9pm the night before the first day of fair.
  5. Bales will be entered under the following classes:
    • CLASS 1 - Grass Legume Hay - This hay shall contain a mixture at least 10% grass and 10% legume.
    • CLASS 2 - Legume Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% grass, and shall consist only of alfalfa, lotuses and clovers or mixtures thereof.
    • CLASS 3 - Grass Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% legumes.
    • CLASS 4 - Any other hay not listed.
    • CLASS 5 - Grasses (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 6 - Legumes (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 7 - Grains (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 8 - Any others not listed.

A "Grand Champion" bale will be selected from one of the Classes with a special award given.
A "Grand Champion" from each Class of crops shall be named if quality merits. Premiums will be awarded in each Class as follows:

  • 1st    65 points
  • 2nd  30 points
  • 3rd  15 points