Nationally renowned comedian Larry the Cable Guy and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cheap Trick lead the entertainment for the 109th Northwest Washington Fair, scheduled Aug. 12-17 in Lynden.
Big crowds also are expected for the demolition derby, the Lynden PRCA Rodeo and classic country artist Mark Chesnutt. But the Northwest Washington Fair realizes its biggest stars are the animals and the people who raise them, according to manager Jim Baron.
The carnival is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Gate admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and older and $9 for youth ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger are admitted for free.
Complimentary gate admission will be offered on Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 14, for all active duty, retired and veteran military personnel and their accompanying spouse and children. Families of deployed personnel will be provided complimentary gate admission with valid military identification.
Discounted admission tickets (adults, $12; seniors, $10; youth, $8) will be available July 24-Aug. 11 at Haggen Northwest Fresh stores in Whatcom and Skagit counties and Peoples Bank branches in Whatcom County. Family value packs of two adult admission tickets, two youth admission tickets and two one-day carnival wristbands are offered for $99 – a savings of $23 – July 16-Aug. 11 exclusively at Little Caesars Pizza stores in Whatcom and Skagit counties. All-day carnival wristbands for $29 (regularly $38) also are available on those dates at Little Caesars Pizza.
Tickets for all of the grandstand entertainment can be purchased at www.nwwafair.com and the fair office, 1775 Front St., Lynden, and by phone at (360) 354-4111. VIP packages also are available for each performance. Grandstand tickets don’t include fair gate admission, which is required.