Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo
July 22, 23, 24
12 pm to 10 pm each day
The Cowlitz County Fair and Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo will happen with modifications this summer, after a 2020 cancelation due to the Covid19 pandemic. The dates will be July 21 – 24, 2021 and will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each day. All events will occur outside on the Event Center grounds this year, with the exception of housing 4-H, FFA, and Open Class animals in their respective barns. Because of this, there will be no Still Life Exhibits that were typically displayed inside various buildings. We look forward to welcoming those exhibitors back in 2022 and will allow entries made any time in 2020 – 2022.
Another major change will be in the equestrian area. The 4-H Horse Show will be held as a “Show and Go” where one riding discipline will have a stand-alone show each day of the Fair. The horses will be hauled in by their owners and kept at their personal trailer, rather than staying in a stall for the duration of the Fair.
“While we had to make some adjustments to our event this year, the Cowlitz County Fair Board and staff hope that our community will come to the Fair and enjoy their time with us. Our event holds a bit of nostalgia for so many. We are happy to be able to bring it back this year,” said Kim Bowcutt, Cowlitz County Fair Manager.
As in previous years, there will be entertainment on our small stage and animal shows each day for 4-H, FFA, and Open Class exhibitors. We look forward to the KUKN Concert on Wednesday night, and the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Thursday night at the Rodeo will celebrate our Hometown Heroes, local first responders. The 4-H and FFA Youth Market Sale will occur Friday evening at the Fair. Saturday night, our 2020/2021 Miss Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo, Lindsey
Paul, will say a farewell and the 2022 Miss Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo will be announced.
Tickets and more information will be released as we finalize the details. Our events are being planned in accordance to current Covid19 Fairs and Special Events guidelines to ensure our community and exhibitors have a safe and healthy experience at the Cowlitz County Fair.
Anyone interested in being a vendor at the Fair can go to www.cowlitzcountyfair.com for an application. Volunteers and community groups that would like to be involved can call our office at 360-577-3121.