360.795.3480 [email protected]

Welcome to the

Wahkiakum County Fair

Come to the Fair August 17,18, 19, 2023 Theme this year is “STIRRUP SOME FUN”.

The Wahkiakum County Fair Board is extremely proud to dedicate the 115th Wahkiakum County Fair to Catherine Rainey.

To read more pick up your copy of the Fair Book at a local business or the Fair office.

Phone: 360-795-3480




Season Pass (In Advance) $7

Season Pass at gate (Thursday only) $8

Daily Admission (per person)

Adult $5

High School (13-18 years) $3

Primary School Student (5-12 years) $2

Under 5 Free

Livestock Exhibitor Pass $3

Free Parking

2023 Fair Schedule

Saturday, August 12

8:00 am   4-H Horse Show                     Main Arena


Thursday, August 17
Senior Citizen Day/Red Hat Ladies Free
8am – 3pm     4-H Horse Show (Main Arena)
9am                Fair Officially Opens
10am – 5pm   4-H Foods For All Occasions Activity (Youth Bldg)
10am – 7pm   4-H Demonstrations (Youth Bldg)
11am – Noon  (Stage) 
11am – 7pm   Kids Rides Open
1pm 4-H Vegetable Judging Contest (Youth Bldg)
1pm 4-H Fashion Review (Stage)

2pm – 5pm 4-H Live Animal Demonstrations (Animal Areas)(Other than horse)

2pm Dairy Show (Cattle Area) 
4pm  Swine Show Main Arena)
5-6pm  (Stage)
5:30pm Lions Club Blackout Bingo (Lions Club Booth)
6pm Poultry Show (Poultry Barn)
6:30pm Welcome To The Fair/Dedication (Stage)
6:45pm 2022 Fair Royalty Crowned (Stage)
7pm – 9pm  (Stage)
9pm Fair Officially Closes
Friday, August 18
Armed Forces Day (All Military admitted free with military ID) Sponsored by: 
8am Cavy and Rabbit Show (Rabbit Barn)
9am Fair Officially Opens
10am Beef Show (Cattle Arena)
10am – 5pm 4-H Foods for All Occasions Activity (Youth Bldg)
10am – 7pm 4-H Demonstrations (Youth Bldg)
11am Exotic Show (Exotic Barn)
Noon Goat Show (Main Arena)
11:30am – 1:30pm  (Stage)
1pm – 6pm (Fairgrounds)
2pm Live Horse Demonstration (Horse Arena)
2pm Sheep Show (Main Arena)
3pm – 5pm  (Stage)
4pm Llama and Alpaca Show (Main Arena)
4pm Horse Judging (Main Arena)
5:30pm Lions Club Blackout Bingo (Lions Club Booth)
6pm – 8pm 4-H Bread Baking Activity (Youth Bldg)
6:30pm Introduction of Fair Queen/King and Court (Stage)
6:30pm 4-H/FFA Youth Market Sale (Main Arena)
7pm – 9pm (Stage)
9pm Fair Officially Closes
Saturday, August 19
Kids Day (Kids 12 and under free all day)
Armed Forces Day (free admission w/military ID) Salmon Barbecue Sponsored by: Backman Fish
9am Fair Officially Opens
9am Cat Show (followed by Open Class)(Main  Arena)
9:45am Kids Assemble for Parade (Park Gate Area)
10am Kids Day Parade (Midway)
10am – 6pm (Fairgrounds)
10am – 2pm 4-H Food Preservation Activity (Youth Bldg)
10am – 7pm 4-H Demonstrations (Youth Bldg)
10am – 7pm 4-H Food Activity (check schedule in Youth Bldg)
10:30am 4-H Dog Show (followed by Open Class)(Behind T-BIdg)
11am Horseshoe Competition (Fairgrounds Park)
Noon Salmon Barbecue ($10 per plate)(Stage Area)
Noon -1pm  (Stage)
2pm 4-H Celebration (Small Animal Arena)
3pm – 5pm  (Stage)
3:30pm Round Robin Contest (Arena)
4pm Cribbage Tournament (Arena Area)
5:30pm Lions Club Blackout Bingo (Lions Club Booth)
6:45pm Introduction of Fair Royalty (Stage)
7pm – 9pm  (Stage)
9pm Fair Closes (all bldgs close for 15 min., then reopen for exhibit pick up)

2023 Events at the Fairgrounds

Flea Market

Come to the Flea Market at the fairgrounds and take home some treasures. 

Second Saturday of each month year-round in the Youth Building. 


14th Flea Market 9-3pm

21st Crab Feed 6pm


4th Valentine Bingo 6pm

11th Flea Market 9-3pm


11th Flea Market 9-3pm



7th Easter Bingo 6pm

8th Flea Market 9-3pm

Lions Club Easter Egg hunt 11am

Fair Foundation Easter Egg Hunt 1pm



13th Flea Market 9-3pm

20th Farmers Market 9am-1pm

20th Junk in a Trunk Sale

27th Farmers Market & Junk in a Trunk 


Fourth Annual


Car Show

June 3rd 2023


8th Flea Market 9-3pm

14th Mud Wrestling 3pm

Band afterwards

15th See out booth at Bald Eagles Day in Cathlamet



No Flea Market

Fair Week 14th-19th

14th, 15th Still life entries*

16th Animal entries*

Fair 17-19th 9am-9pm

*See Fair Book for details 



9th Flea Market 9-3pm

Farm 3 Fiber Festival 


14th Flea Market 9-3pm

28th Halloween Carnival 4-7pm

28th Trunk or Treat 4-6pm



11th Flea Market 9-3pm

18th Turkey Bingo 6pm 




2nd Christmas Bazaar 9-3pm

9th Flea Market 9-3pm



Join 4H

To join a club in Wahkiakum County, please contact the WSU Wahkiakum County Extension office at (360) 795-3278 to get started.

A Rich History – Established 1909 & 1912 in this current location.

The Wahkiakum County Fair is a truly unique event. For over 100 years we have been proud to showcase the many skills and talents within our picturesque county. Our goal is to create an opportunity to allow residents to showcase their beautiful crafts, nurtured livestock, and carefully grown produce. We hope to not only entertain but also enlighten, as our way of life is a part of history, which we take great pride in.

Past Events

We are happy to share your positive comments here:

“I love coming to the fair every year, it’s a great way to show off your hard work, see your old friends, and meet new people.” Damaris

“I have been in 4H for nine years, and my favorite part is going to the Wahkiakum County Fair.” Lydia

“I like watching the horse shows.” Ruth

“Your comments here.” 

2021 "CRUZIN to the FAIR" Car Show

The 2021 CRUZIN to the FAIR car show was a great success with 131 total cars in attendance. It was a little wet but we all had a great time. Save the date for next year June 4th 2022.


2019 Fairbook Dedication

Sandy Hart and Barbara Rose

We are currently working on the

Fair Sign


Wahkiakum County Fair 2014

Salmon BBQ 2018

First “Crusin’ to the Fair” Car Show

Get In Touch

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