applications & info
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are either under review or closed for the 2023 season.
Come and take part in one of the largest annual parades in the Pacific Northwest!
Join this annual favorite along Capitol Lake! Rides of all kinds are represented with categories recognizing cars, trucks and bikes from modern to vintage.
The show begins at Marathon Park and continues north along Deschutes Pkwy toward Heritage Park. Foot traffic is open, vehicle access is blocked at 5th Ave and restricted to show vehicles only from the south. Vehicle entry for show participants is located at the intersection of Deschutes Pkwy and Lakeridge Dr SW. Plaques will be issued to the first 100 vehicles registered.
Registration is $35.00 per vehicle, or sign up online prior to June 1 to receive a reduced early registration rate. This rate is only available using the "Register Online" option below.
Registration Form (PDF)
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.
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. In 2023, 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 2023 season)
entertainment (main stage)
The main stage at Capital Lakefair features a variety of live entertainment including live music, dance groups, K9 demos and more.
Every summer Capital Lakefair hosts a weekend of fun and camaraderie for our out of town festival guests. This year includes the annual Presidents' Dinner, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Farewell Breakfast and Hospitality Room all weekend.
The Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake is the official host of Capital Lakefair's Hospitality Weekend. Make your reservation online or by calling 360.943.4000.
*seniors' day (50+ in the park)
Lakefair's 50+ in the Park features a great variety of live entertainment, vendors, activities, prizes and giveaways! The event takes place at Heritage Park near the entertainment main stage. (2023 TBD)
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)
new capitalarian application
Apply to become an official member of Capital Lakefair!