It's that time of the year again, County Fair time! This years Grays Harbor County Fair's theme is "Through the years". As always there will be fun for the whole family. There are some great special events like the Berry Baking Contest, the Flippin' 50's Hot Dog Eating Contest, pie eating contest, and the car races.
Visit the Midway and Carnival rides provided by Davis Shows Northwest. Rides include the traditional Ferris Wheel and Merry Go Round to the more thrilling Tornado, Drop Zone, and the Star Trooper. Advanced all day wristbands can be purchased for $22 at Anchor Bank branches in Elma, Aberdeen, Montesano, and at the fairgrounds. On site wristbands are $26.
There is also some great entertainment happening this year! Wednesday August 10th will be the Brother's Osborne at 8pm, Tanya Tucker will be performing on Thursday the 11th at 7:30 pm. On Friday the 12th, our very own Corey Daniels & Humptulips will be on stage at 8pm. On Saturday, Gun's and Roses tribute band Appetite for Decpetion will be playing at 8pm. All general seating for the shows is included with fair admission. Golden Circle Concert Seating for Tanya Tucker and the Brothers Osborne is available. Cost is $30/ticket/show. Golden Circle Concert Seating includes Fair Admission. Golden Circle Tickets are available to purchase at the Fairgrounds office.
A bit of history was provided to us by fair manager, Mike Bruner.
"The Grays Harbor Fairgrounds and our county fair, boasts a rich history dating back to 1889. At that time, the Fair was called the Chehalis County Fair and it was held in the Elma area. In 1911, the Fair moved to Aberdeen, where it was still called the Chehalis County Fair. In 1913, the Fair was held in Oakville and called the Oakville District Fair. A short time later the Fair returned to Elma at the existing grounds and operated for many years. But during the early years of World War II the grounds and Fair were shut down because there was simply not a lot of support for such activities while focus was on the war effort. As a matter of fact, the grounds were purchased, at that time, by an Aberdeen Business man named Bennie Goldstein, who had intended on dismantling the structures on the grounds and selling the materials for a profit. In about 1944, a group of Elma area Horsemen and Businessmen, who were not going to let that happen, purchased the grounds back from Goldstein. In 1949, a non-profit corporation was formed called the Grays Harbor County Fair, Inc. which ran the grounds and fair for several years. Then, in 1959, both the grounds and fair ended up back under County control and operated under the County's budget"
No matter if you're there for the music, food, livestock, or ribbon competitions, you're guaranteed to have a good time. Come join us for this time honored tradition.
FAIR HOURS Wednesday, August 10th from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, August 11th from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, August 12th from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, August 13th from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, August 14th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ADMISSION DISCOUNTS & PROMOTIONS Military Appreciation Discount - $2.00 off Daily Fair Admission with Military ID Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 - Kids' Day Admission Discount - $1 off Admission for Youth Sunday, August 14, 2016 - FREE Admission from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m ONLY Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Bi-Mart Day - $1 off Fair Admission with Bi-Mart Card & Photo ID