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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thurston County Fair Office at ReidT@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 786-5453

Friday is Military Appreciation Day at the Fair
Special deals with military ID, military display booths

The Thurston County Fair is honoring the men and women who proudly serve in the military with special Military Appreciation Day discounts on Friday, July 31.

Fairgoers who present their military ID at the fair gate can get $2 admission tickets to the fair on Friday, July 31. Military IDs for active duty, reserves, retired military personnel and dependents must be presented at the time of purchase to receive the discount admission tickets. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Enter the Dessert of the Day contest on Friday, July 31 and get free admission to the fair! Come celebrate the quintessential snack-size treats at the Best Cookie Contest on Friday. All cookie varieties are welcome between noon and 2 p.m. at the Thurston Expo Center. All entries must include the recipe with contestant's name, address, and phone number. Final judging begins at 4 p.m. Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

Friday, July 31 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 45 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including Washington National Guard exhibits, the opening day of the Savor South Sound beverage tasting, and much more. To get the full list of events for Friday, July 31, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org and click on the "Daily Events Calendar" link.

To learn more about all of this year's events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.

"Picture Yourself at the Thurston County Fair!"
July 29 - Aug. 2



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3