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.
Market Hogs and Market Lambs participating in the Blue Ribbon Auction at the 2017 Washington Town and Country Fair will be tagged on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Animals will be tagged from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The tagging will be held at the Washington City Park Fairgrounds.
All Junior Exhibitors must be a member in good standing of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, and they must be enrolled in the project they are entering. Market class Junior Exhibitors must be from Franklin or an adjoining county. Complete rules for the Junior Livestock Exhibitors will be available at the tag-in.
THE EXHIBITOR MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TAGGING. All exhibitors, regardless of age, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Relatives or friends will not be allowed to tag the animal for an absent exhibitor.
* All Junior Exhibitors (Market and Breeding) are required to have a valid Show Me Quality Assurance qualification to be eligible to show. Please check with your FFA Advisor, 4-H Leader, or the University of Missouri Extension Center for possible changes in requirements for PQA and age requirements.
The class list for entries in the Home Economics/Fine Arts Divisions at the 2017 Washington Town & Country Fair is now available! The Exhibitor Building has over 200 classes in a variety of categories, such as: clothing/sewing, photography, craft & hobby, creative craft, decorative craft, painting, and more! Pre-registration is required, and all paperwork must be completed and returned to the Fair Office by Friday, July 14.
The class list for the Horticulture/Floriculture Divisions (including arrangements and fairy gardens) will be available in the coming weeks.
3 or more decorated cookies with a theme
Custard or Cream Pie
Added "footprint" to Handprint/Footprint Craft
Jewelry moved to "Craft and Hobby" category
Dates to Remember:
Registration Deadline - Friday, July 14, 2017
Entry Drop-Off - Monday, July 31 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) or Tuesday, August 1 (8:00-10:00 a.m.)
A new registration form has been created and is available on the last page of the class list. Online registration will be available as well. Keep an eye on the Facebook page and website for information when online registration will be accepted.
We have re-organized our Pinterest Boards, so there is now one board for each category. We can't wait to see what you create!
Plans are underway for the Washington Town & Country Fair Parade, scheduled for Sunday, July 30. Each year, a Grand Marshal and Honor Group are selected to lead the parade. This year, the Parade Committee has developed a process for members of the community to submit nominations for Grand Marshal and Honor Group. The awards are designed to recognize an outstanding individual (Grand Marshal) and organization (Honor Group) that better our community through service, leadership, and volunteerism.
Grand Marshal Nomination Form
Honor Group Nomination Form
Nomination forms are due back to the Chamber Office by March 31, 2017.
The Washington Town & Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2017 Fair Queen Contest. Contestants must be citizens of the United States, female, and a resident of Franklin or an adjoining county. Contestants must also be a resident of Missouri for no fewer than six months as of July 15, 2017. Contestants shall be a high school graduate, of no more than 22 years of age on September 1, 2017, and must be single.
The 2017 Fair Queen will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship, First Runner-up $1,000.00, Second Runner-up $750.00, and Miss Congeniality will receive a $500.00 scholarship.
The Queen Contest Committee has scheduled activities for all the contestants including a Contestant/Sponsor Baseball Game, “A Day of Professional Development”, “ Day Washington”, Run/Walk, and Parade.
Twenty-five contestants will be entered in the contest. You can sign up at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce office, by contacting Tammy (636) 239-2715 x105, or by completing the form on the Queen Page.