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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 28, 2014
Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or BodnarK@co.thurston.wa.us

Last Call for Discount Carnival Armbands
More fair discounts Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Tuesday, July 29 is the final day to save $5 on carnival armbands for the Thurston County Fair. The fair
opens Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m., and while carnival armband discounts will be gone, other discounts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the fair will get you savings for the whole herd!

One Buck Wednesday, July 30
One Buck Wednesday is back on July 30 with tons of one-buck discounts and deals. Admission to the fair is only $1 per person on One Buck Wednesday when you bring a non-perishable food donation for each person. Other One Buck Wednesday specials can be found inside the fair gates, including all carnival rides for just a buck per ride all day, one buck food specials, and other One Buck Wednesday deals at participating vendors. One Buck Wednesday on July 30 is sponsored by KAYO 96.9 FM and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kid's Day on Thursday, July 31
Thursday, July 31 is the return of Kid's Day when kids 14 and under can purchase admission tickets for just
$2 each. July 31 is also Buddy Day, when you can get two carnival ride armbands for $24 if you and a buddy are both present at the time of purchase (no advance purchase available for Buddy Day special). Kid's Day on Thursday, July 31 is sponsored by Mixx 96.1 FM, and the fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Military Appreciation Day on Friday, August 1
On Friday, August 1 the fair will once again celebrate Military Appreciation Day when active duty and retired military personnel and their families can get $2 admission to the fair with their military ID. Military Appreciation Day on Friday, August 1 is sponsored by The Northwest Guardian newspaper, and the fair is open from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Daily Dessert Contests
It's not too late to test your best baking skills at the fair this year. Enter the Dessert of the Day contests during fair week. Just present your delectable dessert at the gate and get free admission to the fair for the day!
  • Thursday, July 31 – Chocolate Cake Contest
  • Friday, August 1 – Cookie Contest
  • Saturday, August 2 – "Berry Best Pie" Contest sponsored by Spooner's Berry Farms
  • Sunday, August 3 – Cupcake Contest
Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

Take a ride TO the Fair
If you're looking to save the hassle and save some money, try taking a ride to the fair. Intercity Transit Route 68 has stops right next to the Thurston County Fairgrounds on Carpenter Road. Go to www.intercitytransit.com to plan your trip to the fair and let us do the driving.

The fair also has free bus shuttle service from two parking lots during fair week. Park for free at the North Thurston School District Bus Barn about 1 mile north of the fairgrounds on Carpenter Road, or at Woodland Elementary School at 4630 Carpenter Road. Bus shuttles will run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5 per day.

Last Call for Discount Carnival Armbands
Discount carnival ride armband sales end Tuesday, so get yours before they're gone only at the Thurston County Fair Office for $19 each—that's $5 off the regular price. Carnival ride armbands are good for unlimited carnival rides for one day during the 2014 fair that runs Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3. Admission to the fair is not included in the carnival ride armband purchase.

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

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


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3