LYNDEN, Wash. — Officials with the Northwest Washington Fair announced today, April 19th, they will be holding the 10-day fair August 12th to the 21st after canceling in-person events last year due to health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials said in today’s announcement they will be following an April 16 guidance update from Governor Inslee’s office that allows up to 9,000 guests at events around the state.
New health and safety measures include the Fair’s pursuit of GBAC STAR accreditation for facility cleanliness, along with plans to move all food and beverage purchases cashless.
The 2021 Fair will feature newly expanded dates, a split livestock show, and deeply discounted season passes. For $35, guests can experience all ten days of the Fair. Announced headliners include ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, Nelly, and two all-day music festivals: Party in the Dirt and Northwest Rock Fest. Additional evening grandstand entertainment will include two nights of Demo Derby, two nights of PRCA Rodeo, an Hispanic Rodeo and Concert, and a yet-to-be-named concert. “Friday is shaping up to be the biggest concert in the Fair’s history,” alluded [NW WA Fair CEO Chris] Pickering, adding that an announcement could come as early as May. Perhaps the most anticipated addition to the 2021 Fair will be the new Farming for Life Experience, a state-of-the-art agriculture exhibit housed in the newly constructed Farm Pavilion.