Note: The 2022 Southwest Washington Fair begins Tuesday, Aug. 16, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21. Find out more at https://southwestwashingtonfair.org/.
In addition to demolition derbies, the Lewis County Rodeo and live music, the Southwest Washington Fair is jam-packed with additional entertainment opportunities throughout its six-day run.
All of the entertainment listed here is free with fair admission.
Here’s a roundup of some of the options. For times and locations, visit https://southwestwashingtonfair.org/.
• Amazing World of Comedy Hypnosis: Five different hypnotists will be performing daily. Look for the cool “steampunk” decorated stage inside the Exhibitor’s Loop at the north end of the fairgrounds where the hypnotists will be busy sending their subjects into a deep sleep. You can see the show or be the show! Performance times will be posted at the show location daily.
• Wool Busters (Mutton Bustin’ for Kids): Three events will be held every day in the Wool Busters arena. Little kids get their chance to “ride’em cowboy” on a big, fluffy sheep. Those hoping to one day compete in a real rodeo can experience a taste of it here.
• Dazzling Deceptions Magic Show: The fair’s favorite family magician Brian Ledbetter will present three shows daily on the Community Stage. Ledbetter was chosen by the Society of American Magicians as the “Star of Tomorrow.” He’s headed for the fair directly from three cruise ship tours around the world. He provides magical entertainment for kids, families and kids at heart.
• The Mark Wilder Experience: Comedy juggler and unicyclist Mark Wilder will be strolling the grounds and presenting four shows each day. There will be lots of tricky, crowd-pleasing juggling and unicycle riding, all presented with a healthy dose of laughter.
• Globe of Death Thrill Globe: Round and round they go. Two daring motorcycle riders with precision timing and nerves of steel will perform in the “Globe of Death.” It’s taken years to book this thrill act for fair week, according to organizers. Shows on Friday are all early so as not to interfere with the market sale.