‘Neon Lights and Country Nights’: Southwest Washington Fair Returns Tuesday Through Sunday


The Southwest Washington Fair is back Tuesday through Sunday with the theme “Neon Lights and Country Nights,” which sounds like it should be the name of Lewis County’s hottest new country music album.

The fairgrounds will overflow with opportunities for family fun, including agricultural displays, carnival rides, talent shows, mullet contests, rodeos and derbies — both of the destruction and diaper variety.

The Little Miss Friendly competition, where one young girl is chosen to act as the “living logo of the fair” for a year, will be held on Tuesday, the first day of the fair, on the Saloon Stage at 6 p.m.

Entrance at the gate for adults costs $10 and $6 for children (ages 6-12), senior citizens (ages 60 and over) and anyone with a valid military ID. There are also discount days. Children ages 5 and under can visit the fair for free all week long.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 is “Kids Day” at the fair, where children can visit the fair for $3. Senior Day at the fair will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, with folks ages 60 and over being welcome for just $3. On Friday, Aug. 19 entrance for people with a military ID will cost $3. On Sunday, “Family Day,” all ages can visit the fair at half price, sponsored by 90.5 KACS radio.

For more information, visit https://southwestwashingtonfair.org/. The fairgrounds are located at 1909 S. Gold St., Centralia.