Enjoy the 2016 Grays Harbor County Fair With These Fair Tips for the Whole Family

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Five days of fun in Elma, Washington

Here are some tips to maximize the fun

There’s so much to see, do and enjoy at the 2016 Grays Harbor Country Fair opening next week and running from Aug. 10-14 in Elma, Washington. Here are some tips to maximize the fun:

Advance carnival ride discounts: At the Fair, unlimited Davis Carnival ride wristbands are priced at $26 and are available for purchase at the carnival lot. But if you’re quick, you can still take advantage of the pre-sale price of $22 at the Grays Harbor County Fair office and the Montesano, Elma and Aberdeen Anchor Bank branches through Aug. 9.

Start with the fair daily schedule: Once you arrive you’ll be offered a free brochure outlining all the fun. Take a moment to scan it to plan your day at the Fair. It offers a rundown of all of the entertainment and exhibits – you won’t miss a thing!

Enjoy all of the food – but pace yourself: The Fair offers lots of tasty offerings. You’ll want to try them all. But take your time to work your way through all of possibilities. An elephant ear, perhaps? Maybe a burger with fried onions? A deep-fried Twinkie? Turkey leg? The Fair offers all of this and more – enjoy!

Headliner entertainment: Remember, your ticket includes general admission seating at the Pepsi Stage for Fair headliners Tanya Tucker (sponsored by Bigfoot 107.3), The Brothers Osborne (sponsored by Horns & Hooks and Bigfoot 107.3), Corey Daniels & Humptulips (sponsored by Bayview Building Materials of Elma) and Appetite for Deception (sponsored by the Vaughan Company). Reserved seating is available at $30 for Tanya Tucker and The Brothers Osborne, and includes admission to the Fair.

Downhome fun: Part of the charm of the Grays Harbor County Fair is that it’s a real old fashioned summer fair, including the 4-H animals, gardening/baking displays and artistic offerings. There’s a lot to see. Enjoy all of the exhibits and say hello to the critters happy to see you back at the Fair.

Talented entertainers everywhere you look: The Grays Harbor County Fair provides entertainment throughout the grounds and on smaller stages - music, magic, juggling and lots of surprises. There’s something for every member of your family.

Don’t forget the 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.

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.

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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Scott Janzen
Janzen & Associates
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