Kittitas County Fair
You can bet the Kittitas County Fair Board has been hard at work putting together a fun-filled Labor Day Weekend Fair. This year we've added lots of new entertainment and family activities and brought back some favorites including Frontier Village Log Sawing, Pee Wee Rodeo, and Kid's Pedal Tractor Pull.
We’ve expanded Fine Arts and Youth Crafts exhibits and moved them to the Washington State National Guard Amory. And, we're celebrating Kittitas Valley's growing wine and beer industry in the Home Arts, along with the gardening, canning, quilting, sewing, woodcraft exhibits – just to name a few – from valley’s residents. Of course there's plenty to see and do in the livestock, rabbit and poultry barns; and, Frontier Village.
Once again Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation invite you to stop by the Corral located under the Grandstands for a beer and live entertainment.
The fun continues with the return of Davis Cascadia Amusement's thrilling carnival rides and games. Looking for cowboy hats, t-shirts, and fair memorabilia? Stroll through vendor lane – there is something for young and old alike. And don’t forget your favorite fair cuisine – enjoy a bite to eat while you watch this year’s fair entertainment located throughout the grounds.
Since its inception in 1885, the Kittitas County Fair partners with businesses throughout the county to produce events that celebrate our history, heritage and culture. Once again, we ask for your continued support.
The Kittitas County Fair offers you and your company a valuable opportunity to gain substantial exposure to a significant cross-section of Kittitas County and neighboring counties' consumers. The annual Fair provides an ideal venue and audience of more than 70,000 Fair and Rodeo attendees with whom you can share your organization's philosophy, product, and customer service.
Perhaps more importantly, the Kittitas County Fair is the county's largest venue in which you can demonstrate your support to the community and its youth. The Kittitas County Fair is a reflection of the values, culture, history, heritage, and dreams of all who call Kittitas County home. The annual Fair offers you a unique opportunity to promote the lifestyle and well being of Kittitas County residents.
The Importance of Sponsorships
Funding for the Kittitas County Fair comes from a variety of sources: Kittitas County General Fund, premium funds (for ribbons, prizes and premiums) from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and sponsorships.
Kittitas County Fair, according to Landerman-Moore Associates, Anacortes, Washington, qualifies as a small rural class of fair. Relative to size, fairs in this class have high administrative and maintenance costs (though they do not spend much per dollar of expenditures on attendance operations). They spend a comparatively high portion of their funds on premiums and exhibits.
Additionally, small fairs have low publicity expenditures, low revenue per patron and very low average revenue-expenditure ratios. Correspondingly, there is a continuing need for public subsidy to support operations of the fair with little subsidy or retained revenues for capital improvements or preventive maintenance practices.
In other words, the Kittitas County Fair must count on corporate and local businesses to support the on-going future and success of the annual Fair. That support comes in the way of dollars or in-kind services. Many sponsors have found creative ways to support the Kittitas County Fair, for example, by asking distributors to donate product or services to the event. The Kittitas County Fair has benefited from the contributions, donations, and hard work of retailers, distributors, electricians, and suppliers - the list goes on and on. The contributions help offset the cost of producing the annual event, and allow the County to continue to enhance, beautify, and maintain the Kittitas County Fair & Rodeo Grounds Historic District - the gem of the county.
We Appreciate Your Support
The Kittitas County Fair honors those who give support to the Fair. This year, Brian Lenz, Kittitas County Fair Board of Director in charge of sponsorship is ready to customize a sponsorship packet that fits you or your company’s needs. Your support is vital to the on-going success of the Kittitas County Fair. Please contact Brian Lenz at 509/925-3195.
Special Thanks to Our Generous Business and Club Sponsors