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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 1, 2014
Contact:
Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or BodnarK@co.thurston.wa.us

Final Two Days at the Thurston County Fair
Pancakes, market sale and music close out another great year

There are only two more days of fun for the whole herd 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 2 and Sunday August 3 at
the fair.

For more information about the fair's Saturday and Sunday events and other fair entertainment, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org and click on "Daily Events Calendar."

Saturday, Aug. 2
Saturday's festivities kick off with the Thurston County Commissioners' Annual Pancake Breakfast. The
August 2 breakfast event is free with admission to the fair, and commissioners serve up the syrup and all of the delicious breakfast treats from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The fun and festivities continue with the Savor South Sound beverage tastings, and the Live & Local concert series featuring The Brown Edition and DBST on the Main Stage. Saturday also features the annual Market Animal Sale at 6 p.m.

If you're craving pie over pancakes, be sure to enter Saturday's Dessert of the Day contest. The annual "Berry Best Pie" contest is sponsored by Spooner Farms, and every fairgoer who brings their "berry best" pie creation gets free admission to the fair on Saturday. Pies using cream, custard, cream cheese, Jello-O, or other ingredients requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. All entries must include the recipe with contestant's name, address, and phone number. Final judging for the cash prize sponsored by Spooner Farms begins at
4 p.m. in the Thurston Expo Center. Check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 2.
  • Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Sunday, Aug. 3
Another great year for the Thurston County Fair will come to a close Sunday, August 3, with legendary
Christian rocker Bryan Duncan featured in the annual KACS 90.5 FM Sunday Concert at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage. Sunday also features the 4-H Equine Western Games at 8 a.m., and the new Rescue Pet Round Up event where furry friends tall to small will be on parade and available to adopt starting at 10 a.m. at the Hicks Lake Barn.

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 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 3.
  • Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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


Join us at the Thurston County Fairgrounds for the Holiday Bazaar in November, Secondhand Safari on May 2, 2015 and for the 2015 Thurston County Fair July 29 through August 2. For more details about these events, facility rentals, and other events and occasions at the Thurston County Fairgrounds throughout the year, contact the 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