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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 18, 2014
Contact:
Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or BodnarK@co.thurston.wa.us

First Fair Contest Due Dates Approaching Fast
Home arts, preserves, beverages due July 21

Several open class contest entries are Monday, July 21 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class home arts, preserves and beverage entries in for your chance to win!

  • Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 21 from 3–7 p.m.
    Let your spectacular sewing, needle art and fiber art do the talking in dozens of home arts contests. Quilt blocks for the 2014 Quilt Block Contest are also due today. Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

  • Open Class Beverages: Monday, July 21 from 3–7 p.m.
    Ales, beers, ciders and wines are all welcome in the beverage contests. Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories.

  • Open Class Preserved Foods: Monday July 21 from 3–7 p.m.
    Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories. Open Class Preserved Foods are also accepted Monday, July 28.

It's not too late to enter the fair's new Tattoo Art Contest or to register your collectible treasure for the Antiques Appraisal event. But hurry, the fair's opening day is almost here!
  • NEW! Tattoo Art Contest on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.
    Local tattoo artists will be showcasing their incredible skill this year at the fair. The contest on Heritage will be tons of fun with serious prizes—cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in contests for permanent tattoos and temporary tattoos. It's not too late to enter!—contact Fair Board President Ann Shipley at (360) 791-6086 to learn more.

  • Antiques Appraisal event on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.
    A professional appraiser will entertain and inform with analysis and evaluation of collectibles and antiques provided by local residents. There is no fee to enter an antique or collectible item for appraisal, but all antiques owners must be present at the August 1 event and pay gate admission for the fair.
    It's not too late to enter!—contact Fair Board President Ann Shipley at (360) 791-6086 to
    learn more.

All of the information and details you need to compete in open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year's calendar of events from July 30 through August 3. Download the complete 2014 Exhibitor's Guide at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

For more information on the 2014 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor's Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.



"Fun for the Whole Herd at the Thurston County Fair!"
July 30 - Aug. 3



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3