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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Contact:
Thurston County Fair Office at (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 1.

Fairgoers who present their military ID at the fair gate can get $2 admission tickets to the fair on Friday,
August 1. Davis Shows NW, the carnival ride provider for the fair, is also offering a special one-day discount for military families—show your military ID at the carnival ride ticket booth and get $5 off each carnival ride armband you purchase. The regular armband price is $24. Armbands purchased with the military discount are good for unlimited carnival rides only on Friday, August 1.

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 and the discount carnival ride armbands. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.

Enter the Dessert of the Day contest on Friday, August 1 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 4 p.m. Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

Friday, August 1 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 45 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including a performance by the I Corps Army Band, Washington National Guard exhibits, the opening day of the Savor South Sound beverage tasting, the Live & Local concert series with The Blackberry Bushes, the annual antiques appraisal event, and much more.

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



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3