Thurston County Fair, held in late July/early August attracts around 30,000 people to Lacey for this quaint fair. Concerts are free with admission, ticket prices are low, and there are discount days. The battle of the bands is a favorite entertainment source. Sample classic fair foods, enjoy your favorite rides, and play games in between watching the 4-H presentations. Tickets: $7. Children 5 & under FREE. Carnival arm band $32. Discounts: Save on a season pass, discount days, and advance purchase carnival arm bands. Save on parking with FREE Shuttle bus service. Find another state and county fair in Washington State.