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Commencing the 156th Edition of the King County Fair

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Today Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn welcomed the first fairgoers of the day to the 156th Edition of the King County Fair, the longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi.

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Gunnar and Stella Garbagni and Jax Guiberson receive the first tickets to the fair from King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Enumclaw City Councilmember Chance La Fleur. Pictured are (from left) BACK ROW: Heather Guiberson, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Enumclaw Councilmember Chance La Fleur, and Kelsey Garbagni. FRONT ROW: Jax Guiberson, Gunnar Garbagni, and Stella Garbagni. 

Today Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn welcomed the first fairgoers of the day to the 156th Edition of the King County Fair, the longest-running county fair west of the Mississippi.

“It was an honor to welcome everyone to the 156th King County Fair,” said Dunn, who represents the Enumclaw Plateau on the County Council. “I always enjoy partaking in the tradition of presenting the first tickets to the youngest generation of fair attendees.”

Dunn and Enumclaw City Councilmember Chance La Fleur opened the 2018 festivities this morning by presenting the first tickets to Gunnar and Stella Garbagni and Jax Guiberson, who were first in line to enter.

The Fair runs from today (July 19) through Sunday, July 22 at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Avenue SE, Enumclaw, WA. Attractions include 4-H livestock shows, exhibits, live music, rides, and of course, fair foods!

“It is great to see the King County Fair alive and well in our community!” said Councilmember La Fleur. “From former City Councilmember Darrel Dickson who was instrumental in ushering the Expo Center to non-profit operation, to Scott Gray, who has been the driving force behind the Fair and the Expo Center organization, and the unyielding support of County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, many have come together to make this fair a lasting legacy for generations to come.”

This year the kid’s area has been expanded and there is a new teen-focused technology game that will allow teens (and all fairgoers) to tour the Fair. The anchor event in the arena is a large jackpot barrel race.

The fair is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission includes all shows and concerts. Tickets can be purchased at the gates or you can purchase advanced discounted tickets online. Ride tickets and wristbands are sold separately. Admission for adults (13 & up) is $10 and kids ages five and under are free.

Call 1-360-226-3493 or visit www.kingcofair.com for more information.


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