Have You Ever Exhibited
in the Thurston County Fair?
Members of the Thurston County community are invited to exhibit in several categories including: arts & crafts, photography, baking, sewing, collections, gardening, woodworking, livestock, etc. A complete list of categories is listed in this Exhibitor’s Guide. It’s easy to enter, a lot of fun, and you can win ribbons and prizes. You have taken the first step by reading this Exhibitor’s Guide. Next, you need to determine in which department to enter - Open Class, 4-H or FFA?
Open Class is the department area that is open to anyone and everyone! All ages and skill levels can enter in Open Class. Generally, there is no entry fee, but the animal areas require an entry fee. Check out the Open Class department listings back at the Exhibitors Guide home page.
4-H is a national youth organization run by Cooperative Extension, in partnership with land grant universities, the Department of Agriculture, and county governments. Youth kindergarten through 19 years may exhibit as a 4-H member if they are enrolled in 4-H with the WSU Cooperative Extension Thurston County 4-H Office by May 1 of the current 4-H year. There is no entry fee to exhibit in 4-H. Check out the 4-H department listings back at the Exhibitors Guide home page.
FFA is a youth organization connected with the public school system. Only the students enrolled in Agriculture Education and members of the National FFA Organization through their high school may exhibit in this area. There is no entry fee to exhibit in FFA. Check out the FFA department listings back at the Exhibitors Guide home page.