The Northwest Washington Fair has livened up Lynden, Washington every year for nearly a century. For one week every August, the town's fairgrounds bustle with concerts, vendors, exhibits, and almost 200,000 visitors.
This year, the Northwest Washington Fair will begin on Monday, August 13th and end on Saturday, August 18th. Everyday, the Northwest Washington Fair boasts an exciting main event:
On Monday, the Northwest Washington Fair will be hosting the ever-popular Demolition Derby. Take advantage of the free event at 1:00, or pay $13 to check out the derby at 7:00 that night.
Tuesday, REO Speedwagon will perform its many hits from the 1970's and 80's, as well as some new songs. As with most concerts at the Northwest Washington Fair, the show begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $25 or $30 for individual seats.
Wednesday, rock guitarist and conservative activist Ted Nugent will put on his always fun and raucous show. Tickets for the show are $25.
On Thursday, contemporary Christian band Third Day will perform at the Northwest Washington Fair. Concertgoers who arrive early may find free seats available in the grandstand, and individual seats are $22 each.
Friday, the country-rock Charlie Daniels Band will be featured at the Northwest Washington Fair. Charlie Daniels may perform anything from his hits written for Elvis Presley in the 1950's to their more recent songs. Tickets start at $25.
On Saturday, Clay Walker and George Daniels will put on a double concert at 7:00 PM to bring the Northwest Washington Fair to a close. Tickets to see these well-known concert singers start are $22, but limited free seating is available.
Throughout the week, visitors can attend any one of the ten horse shows for free. These occur at 1:00 Tuesday through Saturday as well as 6:00 Tuesday through Friday. Also, on Friday, visitors can see the 5:00 Draft Horse Pull for free.
All events require fair admission, but concertgoers can take advantage of much more than the main events once inside the gates. Children will love the carnival rides, farm animals, and games, while parents can enjoy the many vendors and art shows. Everyone, of course, can take advantage of the wonderful fair food. (Don't forget the famous "moowich"!)