Horns & Hooks Grays Harbor Sportsman Show ‘loaded for bear’

The annual Horns & Hooks Grays Harbor Sportsman Show will open for a two-day run March 8-9 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. Fair and events supervisor Rod Easton said in addition to vendors, there will be live demonstrations, outdoor products for sale and activity promotions.

There will be a free kids’ trout pond, a 3-D target archery competition and a cowboy fast-draw competition. As well as cast members from the History Channel series “Ax-Men,” Latt Durance from Outdoor TV’s “Best of the West” series and UFC’s Tim Sylvia.


Carnival Wristbands On Sale Now for Grays Harbor Fair

ELMA, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Fair is still a couple months out, August 8th through the 12th, but it’s not too early to remind parents that Carnival wristbands can be pre-purchased at our offices on Simpson Avenue in Aberdeen, for just $21, a savings of $4 each for a day of unlimited rides.

Fair and Events Supervisor Rod Easton tells us wristbands do not include fair admission, and the wristbands can be purchased during the fair for $25.
Rides will be operating from noon to closing, Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call the fair office at 360-482-2651 or check out our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com

South Olympic Peninsula Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Expo Hits Elma Next Month

“We are blessed with a diverse topography from spectacular mountains, lakes, forests, streams, estuaries and ocean beaches that are inhabited by a wide range of fish, shellfish, wildlife and game,” Fair and Events Coordinator Rod Easton said. “All this makes for a tremendous opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts. Along with fishing, hunting and camping enthusiasts, we will also welcome surfers, cyclists, kayakers, hikers and boaters. There are also several surprises in store to insure that the event is attractive to a full-spectrum of people who simply enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer in Grays Harbor and Mason counties.”

Mike Bruner, the Fairgrounds and Tourism Department Manager, said “This is an event that our management team has wanted to host for a long time. We had been brain-storming on this for quite a while. Brent and Rod had worked hard to put together the groundwork for the show and were ready to announce it to the public when, ironically, we were contacted by Dale Hubbard, from the Mason County Daily News. He had been working on a similar event in Mason County that hadn’t made it off the ground yet. We all thought, wow…. This would be a great opportunity for stakeholders in the outdoor and tourism industries within the two Counties to get together to promote our outdoor assets, as well as our related businesses and lodging providers, to Western Washington Sportsmen. As an avid outdoorsman, I’m excited for the event.”