Grays Harbor County Fair: Five Fantastically Family Fun Features

The Grays Harbor County Fair is a highly anticipated event that brings in visitors near and far each year. Photo credit: Grays Harbor Tourism.

Grays Harbor County Fair: Five Fantastically Family Fun Features

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Grab your family and get ready for some good old-fashion fun in the sun. Its Grays Harbor County Fair time, August 9 through 13, and that means you and your family are in for a great summer-time tradition. There’s plenty to do for kids of all ages at this year’s “Pig Tails & Country Trails” Grays Harbor County Fair, held at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma.

First, there are the midway games and the carnival rides. It’s always fun to go head to head with family members in the balloon pop or ring toss. Or, see who will be brave enough to take on the tilt-a-whirl and other thrilling rides. Winning a giant teddy bear playing the midway games is a welcome bonus.

Grays Harbor County Fair
The carnival rides and games are a highlight for many attendees.

Carnival ride wristbands are $27 during the fair, and include unlimited rides for the day of purchase. Carnival wristbands may be purchased at the Carnival Lot through the entire Fair and do not include Fair Admission.

Carnival Ride Hours: Noon to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday; and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Best Amusement Bargain: Presale Discount Carnival Wristbands are available until August 7, 2017 at the Fairgrounds Office and the Montesano, Elma, and Aberdeen Anchor Bank branches. Presale wristbands are just $22, which is a $5 savings.

Second, there’s the fair fare—that is, the food that’s fun. You won’t be able to resist fair treats, like Shaved ice, cotton candy, elephant ears, hand dipped corn dogs, and deep-fried Twinkies. All kinds of treats unique and delicious food can be found. Of course, there are grilled onion burgers, fries, chicken, corn-on-the-cob, barbeque, fish and chips, Mexican and Asian foods and more. There is truly something for everyone. You’ll find concessions spread about the fairgrounds.

Best Bargain Bite: Curley fries are a family-friendly favorite and filling, too. Wash them down with an ice cold lemonade.

Third, there are all those cute animals. Piglets and calves and lambs and bunnies and… Well, the list goes on and on. Chat with the hard-working 4H and FFA kids showing their animals and learn what goes into their care. They may even let you pet a few!  Read more here:

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