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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 4, 2017
Thurston County Fair Office (360) 786-5453 or BodnarK@co.thurston.wa.us 

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, August 4. 

 Fairgoers who present their military ID at the fair gate can get $2 per person admission tickets to the fair on Friday, Aug 4. 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, Aug 4 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 2 p.m. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at  www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

 Friday, Aug 4 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 45 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including The Army Rock Band at 2 p.m. on the Les Schwab Stage, Washington National Guard exhibits, and much more. (Complete August 4 events schedule on page 2.)

For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org  and click on "Daily Events Calendar."

*Fair Hours Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 *Carnival Rides Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 To learn more about this year's events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County

Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.

"Have a 'Hare-Raising' time at the Thurston County Fair!!"

Aug 2- Aug 6



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3