The best part of summer is finally here, the Grays Harbor County Fair! Happening August 10-13, 2022 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, it’s time to get your fill of fun fair foods, animals, carnival rides, homemade and commercial goods and talented performers galore.

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Watch the 4-H and FFA youth show their animal projects at the Grays Harbor County Fair. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Tourism

Come out and support our local 4-Hers and FFA members, who have worked hard all year on their projects and are ready to show them off to you! From dancing and singing to homegrown produce and handknitted sweaters, you will be amazed at what our local Grays Harbor youth can do! Not to mention the animals they have lovingly raised and trained. See cows, llamas, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits and Guinea pigs. Learn from the kids themselves about their projects. Who knows, you just might discover a new hobby or decide your family needs a new animal addition.

Grays Harbor County Fair Schedule Highlights

There is so much to see and do during the County Fair, you have to experience it for yourself. But here are just a few of the many fun things waiting for you at the 2022 Grays Harbor County Fair.

The County Fair is always rocking with amazing musical concerts! This year listen to local favorite Humptulips, featuring opening acts Erika Corban and John Dunnigan on August 10. You’ll want to come back to hear Country superstar, Easton Corbin on August 11, Heart by Heart tribute band on August 12 and Escape, a top-rated Journey tribute band, on August 13.

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The Humptulips band will be back to wow crowds at the Grays Harbor County Fair. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Tourism

Have a need for speed? You will not want to miss the 2022 Fair Car Racing Event sponsored by the Grays Harbor Raceway, on Saturday, August 13, beginning at 4 p.m. This adrenaline-packed event featuring modified, super stock and hornet classes are free with your fair admission!

Fairs are the perfect place for the whole family to experience an entire day of fun and excitement, at a reasonable price. There are plenty of carnival games, performers and kids’ activities that will delight your children, of any age. All the stage entertainment, including the concert bleacher seating, is free with paid gate admission. Bill Robison will be making you laugh until your sides hurt with his unique style of physical comedy. Find him on the Kids Zone Stage every day of the Grays Harbor County Fair.

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There are always a ton of fun games and carnival rides at the Grays Harbor County Fair, so be sure to get your discounted bracelets before August 9! Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Tourism

Love carnival games and rides? Be sure to purchase your All-Day Ride wristbands ahead of time and save! Presale wristbands can be purchased now at the Fairgrounds Office, as well as First Security Banks in Elma, Montesano and Aberdeen for $31, for a savings of $6. But hurry because the discount is only available through August 9. Check the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Facebook page for announcements.

You are going to want to not eat before you come to the fair because there are so many yummy, delectable treats to try. From just about anything you can batter and throw in a fryer, to hand-dipped corndogs, grilled onion burgers, Asian noodles and of course, cotton candy, elephant ears and Hawaiian shaved ice, you will definitely leave the fair full.

Like to bake? Enter the 29th Annual Berry Baking Contest, sponsored by the Sharon Garage and Fair Scones. Entries can include pies, cakes, breads, cookies, scones, bars, gluten-free and desserts. No matter what you chose, they must have berries in them! Drop your entry off at the gate on Wednesday, August 10 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All entrants will receive a discounted admission rate for the fair of just $3. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Fair Scones Basket. Cash awards of $30 and $20 will be awarded to the top overall entries. The Grays Harbor County Fair will also award ribbons and the Sharon Grange will give Best of Class winners Grange Cookbooks. For more information on the berry baking contest, or how to show other goods at the fair, call the fair office at 360.482.2651.

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Enter this year’s berry baking contest and receive discounted admission to the Grays Harbor County Fair. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Tourism

Grays Harbor County Fair Admission

The 2022 Grays Harbor County Fair Admission is as follows:

Adults: $10
Youth Ages 6-15: $7
Seniors (62+): $7
Kids Under 5 years: Free
Military (current and former, ID required): $8
Military Seniors: $5
Parking: $5

Thursday is Kid’s Day, get $2 off admission for all kids over 5 years old.

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Ever seen a Scottish highland cow? They are just one of the many fun – and cute – things awaiting you at the Grays Harbor County Fair. Photo courtesy: Grays Harbor County Tourism

Fair Hours

Wednesday, August 10: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 11: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 12: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 13: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

All the fun under the sun is happening at the Grays Harbor County Fair on August 10-13, 2022 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma. Go to the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds website for more information.

Bring the whole family for a goat load of fun! Just how much fun is that? Well, it’s more than a goat can tote that’s for sure!

Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
32 Elma McCleary Rd, Elma