2017 Chairman, Joe Maniaci, presented the Fair's annual report Thursday, January 11. He was quick to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and fairgoers, giving an extra shout-out to the City of Washington and the Parks Department. There are so many groups, businesses, and individuals who help make our fair the great success it is.
Despite some challenges (rain, Lynyrd Skynyrd cancellation, Motocross cancellation, paved surface needed for 9/11 exhibit), the Fair Board and partners rose to the occasion time and again. The result was five fun days in Fairadise, and and a local economic impact of over $1 million!
Do you love the Fair? Do you want to work hard with an amazing group of people to keep making it better? If so, we hope you will consider applying for our Fair Board or Junior Fair Board!
Country music duo, Big & Rich will now be headlining on Friday, August 4th at the Washington Town & Country Fair. They will be performing at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage and will bring a high energy show that you don’t want to miss. Remember to come out early and enjoy all of the attractions that your ticket includes.
The Washington Town & Country Fair is a one-price fair – admission includes rides, concerts, motorsports events, shows, and exhibits. Admission is $30 for adults (age 16+) and $15 for children (age 6-15). Children age 5 and under are free.
About Big & Rich
Big & Rich are a country music duo composed of Big Kenny & John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. They have released a number of hits, including “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”, “Holy Water,” “Never Mind Me,” and their number one single, “Lost In This Moment.”
2017 Fair Highlights
Other headliners at the 2017 Fair include 7eventh Time Down, Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr., Lonestar, George Thorogood & the Destroyers – Rock Party Tour, and Brothers Osborne. Entertainment in the Motorsports Arena includes Bronc & Bull Riding, Freestyle American Bullfighting, Truck & Tractor Pulls, and Stadium Motocross. The Fair also hosts a variety of shows and exhibits, including glassblowing demonstrations, chainsaw carving, Puzzlemania, stage shows, and the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit.
For more information on the Washington Town & Country Fair, please visit www.washmofair.com, or follow the @washmofair social media pages.
The great weather continues for Fairadise! We had a great parade Sunday, July 30th through the streets of Washington. A big crowd watched along the route, and over 300 viewed our live-stream on YouTube (if you missed it, watch the saved version here)! There were nearly 100 entries, and the floats looked fantastic! Grand Marshal was Jim Briggs (who road on the Wells Fargo Stage Coach), and the Honor Group was the City of Washington (riding on a tram decorated by Hillermann Nursery & Florist). Special thanks to our parade sponsors, John & Rita Griesheimer, and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven. The parade video was sponsored by Washington Fence Co.
Float winners were Planet Gymnastics (1st), Our Lady of Lourdes (2nd), and Borgia Grade School (3rd). Thanks to all who decorated floats!
We'd also like to take a moment to thank our awesome parade committee. It takes a lot of work and planning to make the parade happen every year and we are grateful to those who volunteer to make it a success!
Pictures are available below, and The Missourian also has a great album here.
A live video 2017 Washington Town & Country Fair Parade will be available on the fair website this year! Those unable to attend the parade in person can visit www.washmofair.com/live to see the live video. It can also be viewed from the Fair's YouTube channel. Special thanks to Matt Wilson from Wilson Video Productions and our parade video sponsor, Washington Fence Company!
On Saturday, July 29th, nearly 300 people participated in the 22nd annual Run/Walk to kick of Fair Week. The weather was perfect for a morning 5K or 5-mile run.
Thanks to our sponsors: 9Round Kickboxing, Ballmann Earthworks, Bank of Washington, Brown's New Balance, Gatorade Division - Pepsi New Haven, Grey Eagle Distributors - Michelob Ultra, Heritage Propane, Eric Park & George Meyer with LPL Financial, Pap Murphy's Pizza, Siedhoff Distributing Company, Wells Fargo Advisors - Andy Beckerman.
Thanks to our Run/Walk Commitee: Jon & Julie Ballmann, Dave & Becky Cox, Andrew Meyer, and Marsha Meyer.
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in the day's events!
Results can be viewed here.
The Missourian has a couple of great albums for the Run/Walk and Fun Run as well.
The Washington Town & Country Fair is proud to welcome the 9-11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to this year’s fair, August 2-6. The exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor- trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit. It serves as a poignant reminder of that tragic day. It includes artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and live tours by FDNY firefighters.
The exhibit will be escorted into Washington on Tuesday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m. Local Fire, Police, and EMS crews will be participating in the procession, as well as 100+ Freedom Riders. The exhibit will enter Washington on MO-100 at approximately 10:30 a.m. after being joined by the escort team at N-Sports. Fair Chairman Joe Maniaci encourages all who are able to stand along the route with flags and patriotic clothing to welcome the exhibit to Washington.
Exhibit Route to Fairgrounds:
Entering town on MO-100 from N-Sports. MO-100 to Fifth Street. Fifth to High Street. High to Front. Front onto Tiemann, entering the fairgrounds through the South Gate.
Located between the Midway and the Food Court, the Family Fun Center has become a can’t-miss attraction at the Fair. With stage shows, interactive exhibits, contests, and a free-play area, there is always something fun to do under the FFC pavilion! It also features bonus activities, like “Harry the Cat’s Messy Play Zone” (Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.), and Inflatables (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday afternoons) in the grassy area next-door.
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Benefits of Online Tickets
Check out our Facebook or Instagram pages to find promotion codes! We have discounts for daily and season tickets, and don't forget about the Family 4-Pack specials in March & April! The Queen Contestant promo codes will also provide a discount this year, so you can save money while supporting your favorite contestant.
LOST TICKET INSURANCE
Tickets purchased online can be canceled and re-issued in the event of loss or theft. No more stressing over that ticket that fell out of your pocket (or your child's) up on the Midway! Better still, no stressing after you print your tickets and then forget where you put them. Just re-open the e-mail and print them again. Lost or deleted the e-mail? See the FAQ below for help.
That phone that you carry everywhere... did you know it could hold your ticket? Purchase tickets when it is convenient for you from the comfort of your home. Print them as needed, or text the images to family members so they don't get mixed up!
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
An e-mail confirmation will be automatically sent from our ticketing partner, e-tix. The e-mail will include a link to view/print your tickets.
DO I HAVE TO PRINT MY TICKET?
Nope! Mobile tickets can be scanned at the gates, right from your phone! If you open the "View My Tickets" link on a mobile device, the mobile version of the ticket comes up. It also gives you the option to save the ticket right on your homescreen! Important: Tickets cannot be printed from a mobile device, as the layout has been optimized for presentation on a phone. If you want printed tickets, please open the link on a desktop or laptop computer and print from there.
WHAT IF I LOST MY E-MAIL OR DIDN'T RECEIVE IT?
No problem! First, check your junk mail just in case. If you still cannot locate your ticket e-mail, just call the Fair Office (636-239-2715) and the confirmation e-mail can be re-sent to you. Important: We cannot change the e-mail address the ticket is sent to, so make sure the address you give at check-out is one that you will have access to all summer!
I SAW DISCOUNTED TICKETS OFFERED AT AN ONLINE SWAP SHOP... IS IT VALID?
We do not recommend purchasing tickets from places other than our authorized ticket outlets (washmofair.com, e-tix.com, Bank of Washington, Fas-Trip). If an unauthorized seller sold a ticket to multiple people, the ticket may be listed as "redeemed" when you arrive at the fair. Since tickets will scan only once at the gate, people who arrive at the gate with a ticket that has already been redeemed will have to purchase a valid ticket from the gatehouse before entering the fair.
The 2017 Washington Town & Country Fair Parade will be held on Sunday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m. Applications for entries are available HERE or at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce at 323 West Main Street. There is a $75 entry fee for businesses and a $25 entry fee for non-profit organizations. Applications are due by June 23 to avoid a late fee. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after June 30. Entries have the option of being judged. Cash prizes with a trophy will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place floats.
The parade begins at Circle and High Streets and will travel south on High Street to 5th Street. The parade will then travel east on 5th Street to Jefferson Street. On Jefferson, entries will travel north until reaching Main Street. The parade will end at Cedar and Main Streets where parade officials will direct entries down Front Street back to Fairgrounds.
After Parade Party
The Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting an After-Parade Party at the Farmers’ Market at the conclusion of the parade. The party will include live music and food/drink will be available for purchase. Awards for parade floats will be presented at 6:30 p.m.