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WEEK 2023

JULY 12-16



Apply now for events at this years' festival



Learn more about the history of Lakefair, produced in partnership with the Thurston EDC



Join as community sponsor to help support this annual tradition


This season marks 66 years of serving our community in Thurston County. Capital Lakefair has been a local tradition since the inaugural festival in 1957, when residents and area small businesses sought to coordinate a family oriented event in Downtown Olympia. Lakefair has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profit food vendors, provided a venue for local and regional craft vendors, and provided more than $400,000 in scholarship funding for students from local high schools to pursue the trades and higher education.

The volunteer membership of Capital Lakefair wants to extend a special thank you to the individuals, local businesses and community partners that provide essential support that makes this annual celebration possible.

event sponsors & partners

Olympia Federal Savings

Heritage Bank

Garden Courte Memory Care
Church of Living Water
City of Lacey
City of Tumwater


Hotel Olympia at Capitol Lake
Joseph Y. de Jesus
Olympia Yacht Club
West Olympia Rotary

San Francisco Bakery


Renewal by Anderson

Lumio - Levi Pickett

Smith Brothers Farms

Leafguard of Seattle

Farm Fresh Northwest

Sub-Zero Freeze Dried Candy

2023 sponsors & partners

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City of Tumwater


Where nature, history, and the future intersect. With a gushing waterfall as its centerpiece, Tumwater shines for its natural beauty, historic significance, and vibrant present.

The city just south of Olympia was the terminus for the Oregon Trail and became the first permanent European-American settlement in the Puget Sound region, where pioneers relied on energy from the churning Deschutes River. Originally named New Market by settlers, the Chinook jargon term Tumwater, meaning waterfall, ultimately made the cut as the city’s official brand.

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City of Lacey


An urban oasis surrounded by outdoor paradise. With lakes, parks, golf courses, and a vast nature preserve in proximity to the state capital and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lacey finds a balance between outdoors attractions and the amenities of a city with a young and active workforce, not to mention the student body at St. Martin’s University and South Puget Sound Community College.

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