The Grays Harbor County Fair is just around the corner, running Wednesday through Sunday, and organizers are still searching for people who want to display their talents. Exhibits are needed in all departments, including fine arts, gardening, crafts and hobbies, collections, ceramics, baking and canning, sewing and quilting, photography and more.
Staff hope to fill the halls during this year’s fair. Entries are accepted Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, Aug. 4, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, so there is still time to put something together.
While continuing with traditional fair entries, fairgoers can also expect to see new favorites, such as creative kids nature crafts, table setting, bonsai trees, scrap booking and the berry-baking contest. There are categories for both youth and adults.
All entries will receive ribbons, and some will receive cash and merchandise awards. Those who enter something in the fair also qualify for a discount admission of $3.
Aside from exhibitions, this year’s fair in Elma will feature musical guests such as Randy Houser, Lorrie Morgan, Humptulips and Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band.
For fairgoers who can’t get enough rides, $23 discount carnival wristbands, which allow for unlimited rides, are being sold through Tuesday, Aug. 6, at First Security Bank branches in Elma, Montesano and Aberdeen or at the fairgrounds. After then, the wristband cost goes up to $28.
The fair is open every day Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More information about entering can be found in the 2019 Grays Harbor County Fair Exhibitors Guide. Log onto www.ghcfairgrounds.com, and click on “Get Involved” for details. For questions, contact the fair office at 360-482-2651.