Fees, Parking, Concessions, Deliveries, etc.
COMMERCIAL EXHIBITSMinimum booth fee is $350. Both inside and outside spaces are available. Applications need to be submitted to the Thurston County Fair.
FOOD CONCESSIONS$300 minimum or 20% of gross, whichever is greater. Passes and parking included in fee as per contract.The Thurston County Fair Board will award ribbons to the Best Indoor Commercial Booth in each building, the Best Outdoor Commercial Booth, and the Best Food Booth.
SEASON TICKETSSeason tickets are available for purchase only in the Fair Office from June 1 through Thursday of the Fair. This includes general public adult and children, open class exhibitors, FFA and 4-H exhibitors holding current membership cards, and registered leaders and superintendents.
PARKINGNo parking will be allowed on the fenced fairgrounds. All parking will be in the general parking lot, not in camping area.
Camping trailers are to be parked in assigned areas only. Payment of fee must be made before space will be assigned. Trailers not parked in the assigned space will be removed at the owner’s expense.
Livestock trucks and trailers will not be allowed to remain on the fairgrounds or in parking lot during the Fair. Parking is available at the Lakes Elementary School parking lot.
INFANT CHANGING STATIONAn infant/toddler changing station is located at the north end of the east rest room at "Mom’s Spot", as well as in the women’s restroom in the same building.
DELIVERIESThe Fairgrounds will be open from 6am until 9:30am for deliveries. All vehicles must be removed by 9:30am. If delivery must be made between the hours of 9:30am and 10pm, vehicles must park outside the Service Gate and use hand trucks or other means to move supplies onto the fairgrounds. A short-time parking space will be designated.
FAIR HOURSFair hours are from Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm, and, Sunday, final day,10 am to 8pm.
All buildings, with the exception of participating food booths, will close at Wednesday and Thursday 9pm, Friday and Saturday 10pm and Sunday 8pm each night except Sunday when closing will be at 8pm. See entries for release times of exhibits.
RECYCLING Recycling at the Fairgrounds is by Thurston County Solid Waste.