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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 2, 2013
Contact:
Kari Bodnar, Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453

Final Two Days at the Thurston County Fair for Sunday Aug 4


There are only two more days of laughter and ladybugs 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 3 and Sunday August 4 at the fair.

For more information about the fair's Saturday and Sunday events and other fair entertainment, go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair and click on "Daily Events Calendar. "

Sunday, Aug. 4
Another great year for the Thurston County Fair will come to a close Sunday, August 5, with the band Petra featured in the annual KACS 90.5 FM Sunday Concert capping off the Live & Local concert series at 4 p.m. Sunday also features the 4-H Equine Western Games at 8 a.m., and special dog agility and herding demonstrations throughout the day.

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 to 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 2013 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/exhibitor_guide.htm.The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday August 4.


Sunday, August 4 Thurston County Fair Events

8 a.m.
4-H Equine Western Games Showmanship Western Games - Andrews Arena

9:30 p.m.
4-H Small Animal Round Robin Sign Up (Int. & Senior) - Chitty Barn

10 a.m.
4-H Senior Division Small Animal Round Robin Competition
(dog,cat,rabbit,cavy,poultry,pygmy goat,pocket pet) - Chitty Barn 4-H Beef Fun Activities - East Arena
Savor South Sound Shellfish Day - Heritage Hall Annex, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11 a.m.
4-H Intermediate Division Small Animal Round Robin Competition - Chitty Barn
FFA Round Robin Competition: Traditional followed by Non-Traditional - West Arena
Bull Riding - Les Schwab Stage, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

11:30 a.m.
4-H Llama Fun Activities - WOW Arena
Professor Bamboozle - Food Court Stage, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

12 p.m.
Awards for 4-H Sr. & Int. Small Animal Round Robin - Benoschek Building
4-H Cat Cage Decoration Contest Awards - Petersen Barn
Premier Marshall Arts - Les Schwab Stage
Enter Cup Cake Contest - Thurston Expo Center, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids Games - Heritage Hall green
Kid's Tractor Pull - near the Carpenter Gate

12:30 p.m.
Sunday Speedtrap - Food Court Stage

1 p.m.
Bull Riding - Les Schwab Stage, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
4-H Dog Groom Squad Competition - Chitty Barn
4-H Prettiest Cow Contest (Beef & Dairy) - East Arena
4-H Rabbit & Cavy Costume Contest - Petersen Barn

1:30 p.m.
4-H Large Animal Round Robin sign up (int. & Senior) - East Arena
Mas Uda - Food Court Stage

2 p.m.
4-H Cat Games - Petersen Barn
Kid's Tractor Pull - near the Carpenter Gate
4-H Senior Division Large Animal Round Robin Competition (beef, sheep, swine, goat, dairy, equine, and llama) - West & East Arena

2:30 p.m.
Professor Bamboozle - Food Court Stage

3 p.m.
4-H Intermediate Division Large Animal Round Robin Competition - West & East Arena

3:30 p.m.
Sunday Speedtrap - Food Court Stage

4 p.m.
Cup Cake Final Judging - Thurston Expo Center
Redesign Arena Areas for Exhibitor Exit from Fair - Fairgrounds
Live & Local concert series: Petra - Les Schwab Stage, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
4-H Dog Costume Contest - Chitty Barn

4:30 p.m.
Awards for 4-H Sr. & Int. Large Animal Round Robin - Benoschek Building
Down Home Fiddle & Bluegrass - Food Court Stage

5 p.m.
4-H Dog Activities - Chitty Barn

5:30 p.m.
4-H Cat Awards - Petersen Barn
Goat Project Meeting & Awards - Willuweit Pavilion
Kid's Tractor Pull - near the Carpenter Gate

6 p.m.
Professor Bamboozle - Food Court Stage
4-H Goat Project Awards and Farewell - West Arena
4-H Equine Award of Champions - Andrews Arena
Bull Riding - Les Schwab Stage, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4-H Dog Awards - Chitty Barn

8 p.m.
Open Class Floral Released - Thurston Expo Center
Open Class Fine Arts & Photography Released - Sokolik Building
4-H Record Books and Still Life Exhibits Released - Benoschek Building

*Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Carnival Rides Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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To learn more about this year's events, entertainment and exhibits, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.


"Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!"
July 31 - Aug. 4, 2013


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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3