There are only two more days to picture yourself at the Thurston County Fair before it closes out another year, but there is still a ton of friends, food and fun to be had on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 at the fair. Saturday, Aug. 1
Saturday's festivities kick off with the Thurston County Commissioners' Annual Pancake Breakfast. The Saturday breakfast event is free with admission to the fair, and commissioners serve up the syrup and all of the delicious breakfast treats from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The fun and festivities continue with the Savor South Sound beverage tastings starting at 5 p.m. and the annual Market Animal Sale starting at 6 p.m.
If you're craving pie over pancakes, be sure to enter Saturday's Dessert of the Day contest. The annual "Berry Best Pie" contest is sponsored by Spooner Farms, and every fairgoer who brings their "berry best" pie creation gets free admission to the fair on Saturday. Pies using cream, custard, cream cheese, Jello-O, or other ingredients requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. All entries must include the recipe with contestant's name, address, and phone number. Final judging for the cash prize sponsored by Spooner Farms begins at 4 p.m. in the Thurston Expo Center. Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm
.Sunday, Aug. 2
Another great year for the Thurston County Fair will come to a close Sunday, August 2, with Holly Starr featured in the annual KACS 90.5 FM Sunday Concert at 4 p.m. on the Main Stage. Sunday also features the 4-H Equine Western Games at 8 a.m., and the Rescue Pet Round Up event where furry friends tall to small will be on parade and available to adopt starting at 10 a.m. at the Hicks Lake Barn.
Sunday also features the final Dessert of the Day contest with cupcakes on the menu. Don't let their small size fool you—it will be a cupcake cage match where only the scrumptious survive. Bring your cupcake contest entries between noon and 2 p.m. to the Thurston Expo Center and get free admission to the fair on Sunday. 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
The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday,
August 2. To get the full list of events for Saturday and Sunday, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org
on "Daily Events Calendar.""Picture Yourself at the Thurston County Fair!"
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