Submitted by Lewis County Parks & Recreation Department

Final preparations are underway for you to enjoy Lewis County’s crown event of the summer. “Neon Lights and Country Nights,” is the theme for this year’s Southwest Washington Fair, August 16-21.

“All entrance buildings have been painted giving fairgoers a good first impression,” said Lewis County Chief of Internal Services Steve Wohld.

Southwest Washington Fair
The grandstand box seats have been upgraded. Photo courtesy: Lewis County Parks & Recreation Department

“Improvements have been made to the fairgrounds grandstand with new reserved box seats available,” said Southwest Washington Fair Manager Connie Riker. “We’re super excited to provide a variety of entertainment on all three stages at the fair daily.”

A $250,000 Washington State Department of Agriculture grant has allowed for upgrades to the Swine program at the fair. Riker added that due to concerns about a virus that has affected poultry and a disease in rabbits, there will be no exhibits for either at this year’s fair. The Poultry Barn will offer covered dining for fair attendees.

Lewis County Commissioner Sean Swope assisted in a fairgrounds painting project Monday afternoon. “The fairgrounds look the best I’ve seen,” said Swope.

Learn more about this year’s Southwest Washington Fair; music, rodeo, demolition derby, livestock auction, carnival, exhibits and this year’s capping of the fair’s living logo, Little Miss Friendly, online. Fair admission, overnight camping, carnival, rodeo and demolition derby tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling 360.740.1495.

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