King County fair opens next week

The 154th edition of the King County Fair will be held over four days at the Enumclaw Expo Center beginning July 14.

  • Friday, July 8, 2016 4:49pm
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The gates to the oldest county fair west of the Mississippi open on Thursday, July 14. The 154th edition of the King County Fair will be held over four days at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

“The King County Fair is a time to come together and celebrate King County’s rich agricultural history,” Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said in a press release. “I’m rooting for the many 4-H clubs from South King County that are showing their horses and other animals.”

“The King County Fair is a time-honored tradition that promotes agriculture in King County,” said Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, whose district includes the King County Fairgrounds. “I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the fair.”

“We learned a lot from last year’s Fair, and this year we believe we’re providing both the entertainment people want while continuing to promote agriculture in King County. A number of regional 4-H organizations are participating year at the fair including Kent’s Royal Riders and Renton’s Barn Buddies, two groups that show horses and the Cedar River Rascals, a group from Renton that shows poultry, cats, and other small animals,” said Scott Gray, General Manager Enumclaw Expo and Events Center.

“Without a doubt the King County Fair has to be the best value entertainment event this year. Where else for a $7 ticket can you see concerts, animals, and have access to good food and great rides? We encourage everyone to come out and join in the fun,” he said.

Attractions include pig racing, truck pulls, amusement rides, Mutton Bustin’, the K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, rock climbing, Eric Haines Comedy Rocket, paintball, trampolines, exhibits and more! General Admission is $7 a ticket with presale tickets now available at area Safeway Stores. Children under 5 can enter in for free each day while members of the military and seniors over the age of 65 get the discounted price of $5 per day.

“Enumclaw is a community that proudly embraces and supports the King County Fair,” said Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds. “The City of Enumclaw greatly appreciates all the hard work Councilmember Reagan Dunn has done to insure ongoing county financially support towards the fair. The fair brings an economic boost to our community as well as supports all the agricultural genres that are important to a county fair and surrounding rural areas.”

The Enumclaw Expo Center at 45224 284th Ave SE in Enumclaw. For more information about the 2016 King County Fair see the website at

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