Five Attractions/Events Not To Be Missed at the 2016 Grays Harbor County Fair

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Fair runs from Aug.10-14 in Elma, Washington

“Our Fair theme this year is ‘Through the Years’ as we honor the tradition of the Grays Harbor County Fair.”

If you love the Grays Harbor County Fair, you know all about the entertainment, exhibits, food, rides and fun – and this year’s Fair, Aug. 10-14 in Elma, is ready to deliver it all once again.

But the Fair also offers lots of hidden treasures throughout the fairgrounds. Here are five not-to-be-missed attractions and events at this year’s Grays Harbor County Fair:

Predators of the Heart: It’s Washington’s largest traveling wildlife and reptile show, providing wildlife education for all ages. Each entertaining show stars the animals themselves, leading to appreciation, affection, compassion and respect for all living creatures. Appearing daily Aug. 10-14 on the Custom Security Stage and sponsored by Sierra Pacific and Great Northwest Federal Credit Union.

Roberto the Magnificent: Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Roberto the Magnificent is recognized as one of the nation's most unique variety acts performing throughout the country. Robert learned to juggle and unicycle at age 11, and within four years he was awarded a silver medal at the World Juggling Championships. Appearing daily Aug. 10-14 strolling the fairgrounds and on the Jodesha Kids’ Zone Stage.

Eric Haines “One Man Band”: Haines is a born entertainer, with amazing abilities as a one man band, singer, guitarist, banjo player, unicyclist, juggler and stilt walker. He’ll be roaming the fairgrounds throughout the Fair. Appearing daily Aug. 10-14.

Talent Show: Area singers, dancers, comedians and others will compete in the 36th Annual Fair Talent Show on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. on the Custom Security Stage. Cash prizes will be awarded for top talent in each age division – and it’s always a Fair favorite.

Car racing: The Grays Harbor Raceway will roar with car racing on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. – a Grays Harbor County Fair tradition – and like all the fair entertainment, the car races are free with paid admission to the Fair, and are sponsored by Grays Harbor Raceway.

“Our Fair theme this year is ‘Through the Years’ as we honor the tradition of the Grays Harbor County Fair,” said Mike Bruner, Grays Harbor Fairgrounds and Tourism Manager. “There’s so much to see and do at the Fair. We encourage visitors from throughout Western Washington to come and enjoy some old-fashioned country fair fun.”

Fair admission tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $6 for students 6-15 (kids 5 and under are free). The Fair will also honor current and former military service members with a $2 military discount throughout all five days of the Fair. Other Fair discount admissions include Kids’ Day promotions on Thursday Aug. 6 featuring $1 off Kids Admission and discounted carnival rides, and Sunday features free admission from 10 -11 a.m. only. Unlimited Davis Carnival ride wristbands are available at the pre-sale price of $22 at the Grays Harbor County Fair office and all Grays Harbor County Anchor Banks through Aug. 9. Once the Fair starts, the ride wristbands are priced at $26 and are purchased at the carnival lot.

Fair hours are 10 am – 10 pm, Aug. 10 - 12; 10 am – 11 pm, Aug. 13; and 10 am – 6 pm, Aug. 14.

For more information on the Grays Harbor County Fair call 360-482-2651 or visit the fair website at http://www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

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