Longest running fair west of the Mississippi begins today
Councilmember Reagan Dunn joined Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds and Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Hardebeck to sell the first tickets to the 151st King County Fair on Thursday.
“The King County Fair has been a mainstay in King County for generations,” said Councilmember Dunn. “The King County Fair not only provides great entertainment but also serves as a valuable outlet for local youth agricultural programs.”
The Gwerder family, including Jason and Anna Gwerder of Hy-Grass Farms in Auburn, were the first people to enter the fairgrounds.
The King County Fair is celebrating its 151st anniversary this summer and has been in operation since 1863. The Fair is fun for all ages and includes 4-H livestock shows and exhibits, live music, rides, fair foods and famous racing pigs among other attractions.
“County fairs are a nostalgic part of America we should never lose,” said Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds. “The King County Fair has been a part of the Enumclaw community for over 150 years. Come out to Enumclaw, relax, and enjoy the day.”
The Fair runs from Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20 and is held at the Enumclaw Expo Center (45224 284th Avenue SE Enumclaw, WA 98022). The Fair opens at noon daily and operates until 9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased at the gates or you can purchase advanced discounted tickets online. Admission includes all shows and concerts. Ride tickets and wristbands are sold separately. Admission for adults (13 & up) is $7, for youths (5-12) is $5, and for kids (4 and under) is free. All-day ride wristbands cost $20.
Call (360) 615-5631 or visit www.TheKingCountyFair.com for more information.