Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County FairOne-Buck Wednesday kicks off 2013 fair season Mid-week merriment is guaranteed with all the laughter and ladybugs you can handle on opening day of the Thurston County Fair! The fair opens Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. with the return of One Buck Wednesday discounts and deals.Admission to the fair is only $1 per person on One Buck Wednesday when you bring a non-perishable food donation for each person. Food donations will benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. Fair organizers are hoping to meet or even beat last year’s record donation total of eight pallets of food and over $1,400 in cash donations from generous fairgoers.Other One Buck Wednesday specials can be found inside the fair gates, including all carnival rides for just a buck per ride all day, one buck food specials, and other One Buck Wednesday deals at participating vendors. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday,July 31.Wednesday, July 31 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 50 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including mechanical bull riding contests, the bull ride and tractor pull for kids, the kickoff of the Live & Local concert series with Artesian Rumble Arkestra and Minilla Smiles, the return of Professor Bamboozle, plus a Welcoming Ceremony with Thurston County Commissioners.For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair and click on “Daily Events Calendar.”July 31 Thurston County Fair Events8 a.m.4-H Equine Jr. Div. Showmanship/Championship – Andrews Arena4-H Dairy Goat Milk Test – Willuweit Pavilion8:30 a.m. 4-H & FFA Rabbit & Cavy Exhibitor/Parent Meeting – Petersen Barn4-H Cat Entry and Vet Check – Petersen Barn8:45 a.m.4-H Swine Exhibitors Meeting – Swine Barn9 a.m.4-H, FFA Dairy Judging Contest – East Arena9:30 a.m.4-H Cat Exhibitor Meeting – Petersen Barn10 a.m. 4-H Beef Exhibitors Meeting – East Arena4-H, FFA Rabbit Type Judging – Petersen BarnHome Arts Demonstrations begin – Heritage Hall4-H Dog Exhibitor Meeting – Chitty BarnSavor South Sound Agriculture Appreciation Day – Heritage Hall Annex, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.10:30 a.m.4-H Dog Judging Contest (part 1 of 2) – Chitty Barn4-H Livestock Contestant Meeting – East Arena11 a.m. Bull Riding – Les Schwab Stage, 11 a.m. to noonCavy Knowledge Bowl – Petersen BarnFFA & 4-H Livestock Judging Contest – West & East Arenas11:30 a.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.12 p.m.Kids Games – Heritage Hall green, noon to 3 p.m.Kid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main GateQuilting Preservation and History Demonstrations – Heritage HallPremier Martial Arts – Les Schwab Stage12:30 p.m.Explosion Extravaganza – Food Court Stage, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.1 p.m. Slieveloughane Irish Dancers – Les Schwab Stage4-H Goat Judging Contest – West Arena4-H Dog Obedience – Chitty Barn4-H Cat Games – Petersen Barn1:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. Open Class Sheep & Fleece Goats – WOW ArenaBull Riding – Les Schwab Stage, 2 to 3 p.m.3:00 p.m. Poultry Costume Contest – Petersen BarnKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main GateExplosion Extravaganza – Les Schwab Stage, 3 to 4 p.m.4-H Fleece Goat Fit/Show/Type – West Arena3:30 p.m. Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.4-H Rabbit Knowledge Bowl – Petersen BarnSlieveloughane Irish Dancers – Les Schwab StagePrimary Member Pygmy/Miniature Goat Show – West Arena4:30 p.m. 4-H Pygmy Goat Fitting/Showing/Type – West Arena-2Jessica Jocoy – Food Court Stage4-H Pet Goat Type, following Pygmy Goat Classes – West Arena-25:30 p.m. Tanglefoot Cloggers – Food Court StageLive & Local concert series: Artesian Rumble Arkestra – Les Schwab Stage6 p.m.Welcoming Ceremony – Les Schwab Stage4-H Equine Haul In & Out – East Arena, 6 to 9 p.m.6:15 p.m.4-H Pet Goat Class – West Arena-2 6:30 p.m. High Impact Dance – Food Court StageFFA Pygmy Fit/Show/Type following 4-H Pygmy – West Arena4-H Cat Knowledge Bowl – Petersen BarnLive & Local concert series: Artesian Rumble Arkestra – Les Schwab Stage7 p.m. Live & Local concert series: Minilla Smiles – Les Schwab StageKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main Gate4-H Dog Activities – Chitty BarnLads & Lassies Lead Contest – WOW Arena4-H Silver Bucket Event: Dairy Goat Milk Out Contest – Willuweit Pavilion4-H Dairy Goat Milk Test – Hicks Lake Barn7:30 p.m.Jessica Jocoy – Food Court Stage4-H Fashion Revue Style Show – Benoschek Building8:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.*Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.*Carnival Rides Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.