Grays Harbor County Fair Returns for ‘Pig Tails & Country Trails’ Aug. 9-13

2016 CMA Nominee Old Dominion Headlines Five Days of Entertainment

The Grays Harbor County Fair is a summer tradition, and this year’s event offers five days of music, food, animals, exhibits and family fun Aug. 9-13 at the fairgrounds in Elma.

It’s a real old-fashioned summer fair: from the 4-H animals and gardening/baking displays, to the amusement rides and games and musical entertainment for the whole family. And save room for all of the delicious fair food.

“We’ve got another great music lineup throughout the five days of the Fair,” said Mike Bruner, Grays Harbor Fairgrounds and Tourism Manager.

“But there’s more than just great music. Our theme this year is ‘Pig Tails & Country Trails,’ with fun new activities, exhibits, animals and shows, combining with returning favorites for the ultimate fair experience.”

This year’s top headliner is the 2016 CMA nominee Old Dominion, hot off their spring tour with Miranda Lambert on her Highway Vagabond Tour. The ACM and ACCA Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year are also nominated for two CMA Awards: Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year and Favorite Duo or Group – Country for the 2016 American Music Awards. Golden Circle reserved seats for the show are $40, which includes admission to the Fair. Tickets are available in advance at the Grays Harbor County Fair office. General admission seating for Old Dominion is free with paid admission to the Grays Harbor County Fair. Old Dominion is sponsored by Bigfoot 107.3 and North Beach RV.

For something different, enjoy a cappella group The Coats from Puyallup, appearing Aug. 10 on the Pepsi Stage. Also returning to the Pepsi stage on Aug. 11 on are the locally popular Olsen Bros. Band from Olympia, a popular fan favorite from last year. Plus, following the car races on Aug. 12 is Portland’s Petty Fever – an award-winning Tom Petty tribute band, sponsored by Bayview Building Materials of Elma.

There’s lots of other entertainment included with fair admission, including a talent show Aug. 11, award-winning comedian/magician Steve the Pretty Good (performing daily), Muriel’s Petting Zoo, the exotic animal rescue and educational exhibition A Walk on the Wild Side, sponsored by Sierra Pacific and Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, and more. And of course, all of the popular animals, floral, garden and food displays throughout the grounds.

The raceway will roar with car racing on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. – a Grays Harbor County Fair tradition – free with paid admission to the Fair, and sponsored by Grays Harbor Raceway.

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs Aug. 9-13 at the fairgrounds in Elma, Wash. The Fair is affordable to everyone, with many admission discounts. The Grays Harbor County Fair honors current and former military personnel with a $2 Military Appreciation Discount available daily. Thursday is Kids Day, and all youth get a $1 discount off Fair admission – plus kids 5 and under are free every day of the Fair. Admission is free from 10-11 a.m. on Sunday of the fair. Or, on Sunday, bring your Buy-mart Card and get a $1 discount all day. Parking is $5 per day. Carnival wristbands, for unlimited rides, will be on sale at three Anchor Banks in Grays Harbor County (Elma, Montesano and Aberdeen)—pre-sales are $22; day of fair price will be $27 each.

Fair hours are 10 am – 10 pm, Aug. 9-11; 10 am – 11 pm, Aug. 12; and 10 am – 5 pm, Aug. 13.

For more information on the Grays Harbor County Fair call 360-482-2651 or visit the fair website at


“CiderHood” at Alderbrook Resort & Spa

10 E. Alderbrook Dr • Union •
Two-days each October • Check website for details. Regional ciders paired
with delicious local fare. Hood Canal Resort partners with dozens of regional
cideries and local artisans to present its annual celebration of the bounties of
fall in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Fort Worden

Fort Worden: A Historic Gathering Place

200 Battery Way • Pt. Townsend
360-344-4400 •
Open 24 hours, seven days a week • Indulge in Northwest-inspired cuisine at Taps at the Guardhouse, Café at the Commons, and Cablehouse Beach Canteen. Stay in historic accommodations. Imagine!

Taps at the Guardhouse 
Fort Worden’s gathering place for those 21+. Enjoy small plates featuring locally-sourced ingredients and regional craft brews, ciders, wines and spirits.

NEW! Spirits & Supper
Featuring a five-course tasting menu paired with artisan spirits from a different Pacific Northwest distiller each month, on the first Thursday.

6 pm – 8 pm | $55 per person | 21+
Reservations recommended, 360.344.4400 ext. 304

Open daily through summer | 12 pm – 10 pm

Reveille at the Commons 
French in origin, Reveille translates as “wake up”, and describes the morning bugle, trumpet or pipes call used to rouse military personnel at sunrise. At Fort Worden, Reveille will awaken your senses with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that capture the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

NEW! Bubbles & Brunch
Enjoy a build your own omelet option, bottomless mimosas and Bellinis with a variety of fresh fruit juices, complimentary fruit and fresh pastries, and more!

Sundays | 8 am – 2 pm | Menu | All-ages welcome
Reservations recommended, 360.344.4400 ext. 304

NEW! Wine Dinners
Featuring a five-course tasting menu paired with wines from a different Pacific Northwest winery or vineyard each month, on the third Thursday.

6 pm – 8 pm | $55 per person | 21+
Reservations recommended, 360.344.4400 ext. 304

Open Monday – Saturday | Breakfast 7 am – 11 am | Lunch 11 am – 2 pm
Open Thursday – Saturday | Dinner 5 pm – 8 pm
Sunday Brunch served 8 am – 2 pm 

Cablehouse Beach Canteen (Menu)
Conveniently located across at the beach, across from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Cablehouse Beach Canteen offers family-friendly cuisine including Short’s Farm all-beef hamburgers and fries, fish and chips, fish tacos, frozen yogurt, and beer to-go. It also features a retail collection as well as sundries and other essentials for campers.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 11 am – 6 pm 

We’re only two hours from Seattle. Find out how easy it is to get here.

Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro

Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro

1029 Lawrence St • Port Townsend
360-385-4886 •

CAFE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

8 am to 9 pm

BISTRO HOURS: Brunch & Dinner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

8 am to 9 pm

FULL BAR IN DINING ROOM: Wednesday & Sunday

Half Price Bottle of Wine Nights


 Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro is a farm-to-table bistro and cafe in Port Townsend,

serving local foods for brunch and dinner, as well as pastries and espresso in our cafe.

Enjoy our full bar, as well as dining al fresco on our summer patio.

Robin Hood Village Resort

Robin Hood Village Resort

6870 E SR 106 • Union • 360-393-1494
Daily: Pub 3–10pm; Restaurant 4–9pm A pleasant mix of Pacific NW seafood,
hearty Midwestern, and pub fare. Served daily with a smile! Live music on weekends.

Escape to Robin Hood Village Resort today!  Located on East State Route 106, which winds along the beautiful Hood Canal. With views of the Olympic Mountains and soaring Bald Eagles, the journey that brings you to Robin Hood Village is breathtaking. Once you’ve settled into one of our cottages, many of which have private hot tubs, you can sit back and relax. Robin Hood Restaurant and Pub.  

Romantic Dining Room  | Hours 4pm – 9pm daily
Casual fine dining with a blend of hearty midwest meals, elegant northwest seafood and pub fare

Historic Pub | Hours 3pm –  closing daily
Live music every
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Robin Hood Village is within walking distance to three dining experiences, including the award winning Alderbrook Resort & Spa. With live music five nights a week in Union, there is no shortage of entertainment!  


Pleasant Harbor Marina

Pleasant Harbor Marine Resort

308913 US Hwy. 101, Brinnon, WA 98320 • 360-796-4611

Open daily – check website for seasonal hours.
An idyllic destination of experiences on Hood Canal. Marina, restaurant and
pub. Bistro featuring locally inspired menu and bar. Breathtaking views.


Turnip The Beet

Turnip The Beet

132 E. Front St., Port Angeles, WA
98362 • 360-797-1113

A fast casual restaurant featuring eco-friendly product, local and organic
foods. Inventive menu or create your own pita, salad, or wraps. Rice bowls
and burrito specials.

We create delicious and healthy meals with quality locally-sourced ingredients, in fast casual/choose your own style
Open 11am-11pm Monday-Thursday and 11am-3am Friday-Saturday. Free Wifi as well!


Pacific Pantry Artisan Deli

Pacific Pantry Artisan Deli
229 S. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382
Mon-Sat 10 am – 7 pm
An artisan deli, and home of Washington’s
best sandwich! Fresh and
seasonal menu, and deli case featuring
our own Misty Mountain, cured
meats and sausages.

Gear Head Deli

Gear Head Deli

294963 Hwy 101
Quilcene, WA 98376
Phone (360) 301-3244, Web, Tues–Sat, 8am–3pm

Fresh sandwiches, salads, in-house smoked and delicious deli meats and cheeses by the pound. Burgers and our speciality – smoked pulled pork and turkey!

Enjoy the garden deck or eat indoors with a flash-back to your favorite 50’s dinner!

Their deli counter cooks up the freshest homemade sandwiches, salads, full espresso bar, beer, wine, fresh homemade soups, bbq, bacon, hamburger, farm-to-fork, seasonal menu!




 We create unique pies, sweet or savory, local and organic. Made by hand. Find us throughout Port Townsend at: Farmer’s Market, CO-OP deli, Market Kitchen

About the Pies

Our crust is legendary. Flakey, buttery and tasty.  Really, it doesn’t even need a filling, it is that good. We make one batch at a time, in a bowl, with our hands.
Butter. Flour. Water. Lemon Juice. Salt.
Simple and honest.