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applications & info

Applications and forms for all activities, events, and other items are available below. Note many of these are seasonal so check back for updates.

City Street

Sign up to take part in one of the largest annual parades in the Puget Sound!


Apply for Grand Parade

Release of Liability (PDF)

Car Sound System
car show

Join this annual favorite along Capitol Lake on Friday, July 19, 2024! Rides of all kinds are represented with categories recognizing custom and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles.

The show begins at Marathon Park and continues north along Deschutes Pkwy toward Heritage Park. Foot traffic is open for the event and free to attend, vehicle access is blocked at 5th Ave and restricted to show vehicles only from the south. Entry for show vehicles is located at the intersection of Deschutes Pkwy and Lakeridge Dr SW. Note there is no provision for parking additional vehicles within the restricted section of Deschutes Pkwy. Street parking is available in the surrounding areas.

Online pre-registration is $25.00 per vehicle and will be available until 11:45pm on Friday, July 12, 2024. Day-of registration will also be available for $30.00 per vehicle. The car show officially operates from 5:00-8:30pm. Pre-registered vehicles may begin entering the south gate at 2:00pm, day-of registrations may begin entering at 4:00pm.

Pre-register Online

Painting Supplies
vendors (arts & crafts)

The vendor section at Lakefair offers a variety of unique craft items for visitors, with an emphasis on handmade items by artists and craftspeople. There is some commercial availability and a limited number of community non-profit spaces as well. Booths are available in 10x10, 10x20 and 10x30 footprints. Spaces are issued in the order received based on availability and repeat vendors in good standing receive priority placement.


Businesses that don't qualify for a vendor booth may be accepted as part of a Sponsorship Agreement with Capital Lakefair. Sponsor packages are flexible and offer a variety of marketing opportunities in addition to a booth, see sponsorship opportunities for more information.

Apply for Vendor Booth

Burger Double
vendors (food)

The food concessions along Water Street have long been a staple of Lakefair week. Traditionally this has consisted entirely of registered IRS 501 non-profit vendors as a fund-raising opportunity. We also have limited availability for commercial for-profit vendors and local business to join the festival.

Returning non-profit vendors receive priority placement, and we maintain a waiting list for first-time entries as space permits. Note application does not guarantee acceptance, and a member of Lakefair will reach out to coordinate after the initial application.

Apply for Food Booth (closed for 2024)

Stage Lighting Setup
entertainment (main stage)

The main stage at Capital Lakefair features a variety of live entertainment including live music, dance groups, K9 demos and more. Those requesting a paid performance of $600 or more are required to supply a current (2024) Form W9 to our office prior to final approval.

Apply for Main Stage (closed for 2024)

IRS Form W-9 (PDF)

Spaghetti and Wine
hospitality weekend

Every summer Capital Lakefair hosts a weekend of fun and camaraderie for our out of town festival guests. This year includes the annual Friday Presidents' Dinner and Saturday BBQ on July 19 & 20, 2024.

Note: We're still finalizing details for this years event and the application should be available soon.

Register Packet Online

Packet Form (PDF)

For room reservations:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Olympia

415 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501


Trailer Hitch Installation
equipment rentals

We have certain items available for rent when not in use by Lakefair, including a single/double-door ice trailer and wash trailer for food related clean up. Rentals are subject to approval by Capital Lakefair and are on a first-come basis. Please contact us with inquiries as early as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Open Rental Agreement (PDF)

apply to volunteer

Capital Lakefair is supported by a group of dedicated volunteers that generously donate their time and skills to make this event possible. If you're interested in helping out, apply now!

Volunteer Application

Meeting Room
apply for membership

If you're an existing volunteer with the organization and want to apply for full membership, please complete a copy of the Lakefair Capitalarian application.

Capitalarian Application

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