frequently asked questions

We are moving forward with planning and preparation for this years' event! In keeping with CDC and local guidelines we are unable to provide event-specific details at this time. More information to follow as we approach July and final details are established.

When and where is Lakefair?

Lakefair Week takes place over the third weekend in July at Heritage Park in Olympia. Opening day for the 2021 season is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14th and continues through Sunday, July 18th. The park opens daily at Noon and closes at 11 pm Wednesday through Saturday, Midnight on Sunday to accomodate the Grand Finale Fireworks over Capitol Lake.

How do I set up a vendor booth at Lakefair?

Vendor booths are available in 10x10 and 10x20 footprints at the event, see the applications page for more information. Businesses that don't qualify for an arts & crafts booth may still be accepted as part of a Sponsorship Agreement with Capital Lakefair. Sponsor packages are flexible and offer a variety of marketing opportunities in a addition to a booth, see the sponsor page for more information.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes! Lost and found items may be returned to the Olympia Police Department trailer on Legion at Water St., or the Lakefair information trailer on Water St. at 5th Ave. All items received by Lakefair are turned over to OPD.

How much is admission?

Admission to Lakefair is always free, as are many of the events during the festival. See the events tab for more information.

How much are the rides?

Tickets are available beginning opening day from Funstastic ticket stands. The number of tickets required varies based on the particular ride, visit a Funtastic Ticket Stand for current pricing. Discount pre-order wristbands are available from our site beginning early July. Each wristband allows for unlimitied rides for one person on the day of your choice. Wristbands are also available at the festival for at regular price. Participants must be 2 years of age or older for carnival rides, height and other safety restrictions may apply. See a Funtastic Ticket Stand for more information. *Discounted rate expires TBA

When's wristband day?

Wristbands are now available all 5 days of our summer festival! Each wristband is good for unlimited rides for one person on the day of your choosing, 3 games and a select food item from a Funtastic Food Stand. Pre-orders are available from our website prior to opening day or on-site before 8 pm on the day of your choosing. Simply bring your printed barcode to a Funtastic Ticket Stand to redeem. Pre-orders will be available beginning early July and return to the regular price at the event. Participants must be 2 years of age or older for carnival rides, height and other safety restrictions may apply. See a Funtastic Ticket Stand for more information. *Discounted rate expires TBA

How do I set up a food booth at Lakefair?

All food booths at Lakefair are operated by non-profit organizations. Returning groups receive priority placement and we maintain a waiting list should space become available along Water Street. If you're affiliated with a registered non-profit and want to get involved see the applications page to apply.

How do I apply for the Lakefair Royalty and Scholarship Program?

Learn more about the Lakefair Court and Scholarship Program under the about > scholarship page. More information is available from counselors and career centers at participating high schools.

What's there to do at Lakefair?

Lakefair Week offers activities for all ages. Many are open daily at the park including carnival rides and games, non-profit food concessions, entertainment main stage and arts & crafts vendor booths. Other special events such including the car show, basketball tournament, parade, seniors' day, fireworks and more either take place in the park or within walking distance. Visit the events page for a complete listing of things to see and do at Lakefair.

How do I sign up for the main stage?

The application for main stage performances is available on the applications page under entertaiment.