Ferry County Fair
Looking for an end-of-the-summer weekend that doesn’t involve smog, traffic-choked streets, expensive parking, and crowd-clogged events? Then plan to attend the annual Ferry County Fair in Republic, WA. A scenic, five-and-a-half-hour drive (or six hours if you like to stop for lattes) from Seattle, the fair allows visitors to experience the pleasures of an old-fashioned country fair.
Explore local crafts, photography, canning, dog shows, livestock exhibitions, and horse shows. Exhibits are entered on Wednesday. Judging is scheduled for Thursday. In between the contests, shows, and exhibits, enjoy the hot dog, hamburger, and taco stands.
Bring your sun hat and come enjoy the work of talented musicians and singers performing bluegrass, old-time country, and blues music performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Ferry County Fair’s Labor Day celebration.
Friday through Sunday the fair attracts crowds to its amateur and professional horse racing, Bulls & Barrels races, the Indian Relay Race, and the Senior Indian Relay Race.
A Barn Dance is usually held on Saturday at 9 pm.
Visitors to the fair shouldn’t miss an opportunity to photograph and ride Ferry County’s restored, century-old merry-go-round. The traveling carnival merry-go-round (popularized in the late 19th century) was built by the Armitage-Herschell Company between 1895-1900. Youngsters and oldsters alike are encouraged to give it a ride; it’s a joy to the eye and the spirit.
Location & Info
The Ferry County fairground is located 3-1/2 miles northeast of Republic, Washington on Hwy. 20.
12 Fairgrounds RD
Republic, WA, 99166
Calendar of Fair Events can be found in the Ferry County Fair’s Premium Book PDF at the Ferry County Fair’s official Web site (you may have to scroll a bit in the PDF to find the schedule).