For many people throughout Washington, a summer highlight is attending the local fair. In fact, many folks in the Olympia area have attended Capital Lakefair, which wraps up this weekend.
The main fair season is coming up. The Seafair Torchlight Night is July 29 and Seafair Weekend is Aug. 4-6. And the Washington State Fair in Puyallup is Sept. 1-24. Go here to see a listing of fairs, festivals and other events in our state this year.
Fairs are fun for many reasons: seeing farm animals up close, going on rides, walking through the carnival area, and of course, indulging in fair food!
Fairs have been a part of Washington summers for many decades. If you need proof, just check out the fair photos from yesteryear that you can find at the State Digital Archives.
The second image displays the symbol for the 1937 Lind 4-H Fair and Carnival.