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It's county fair time | Kitsap Week

Watch the Xtreme Bulls and PRCA Rodeo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede - Central Kitsap Reporter file photo
Watch the Xtreme Bulls and PRCA Rodeo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede
— image credit: Central Kitsap Reporter file photo

BREMERTON — Amusement rides, carnival games, food vendors, rodeo, and other thrills.

It’s Kitsap County Fair & Stampede time — Aug. 21-25.

“The Kitsap County Fair & Stampede is our largest annual community event,” said Steve Politakis, CEO of presenting sponsor Kitsap Bank.

“We are honored to help continue this proud tradition, encouraging everyone to come out and enjoy the week of festivities.”

There’s a lot to enjoy.

Fair and rodeo week includes fair exhibits and carnival rides, and live entertainment — Xtreme Bulls on Wednesday of fair week, PRCA Rodeo Thursday through Saturday nights, performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus Friday through Sunday, a music concert featuring AC-DC tribute band Hell’s Belles on Friday after the rodeo, and the Destruction Derby on Sunday afternoon.

The Xtreme Bulls and PRCA Rodeo are professional events.

Discounted tickets are available at all Kitsap Bank branches, now through Aug. 21. For more information or online ticket purchases, visit www.kitsaptickets.com.

Some highlights of the fair
— First 1,000 people daily inside the Kitsap Sun Pavilion gate will receive a free reusable shopping bag.
— With a grant from Keep America Beautiful through the Alcoa Foundation, Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center will receive $10,000 worth of materials and staff support to increase recycling efforts at the fairgrounds. You can help by recycling empty bottles, cans, and food waste. Look for the Recycle Here flags. 
— The Kitsap Food Cooperative’s Farmers Market, near the main gate, will feature products grown in Kitsap County.
— Discounted carnival-ride wristbands are available at all Kitsap Burger King restaurants for $22 each, $6 off the regular price.
— Senior/Youth Day is Aug. 21; admission for seniors and children is $2.
— Military Day is Aug. 22; military personnel get in for $1 until 1 p.m., $2 afterward.
— On Aug. 23, admission for all ages is $1 until 1 p.m. It’s also Pepsi Day. Bring a can of Pepsi and get $1 off regular admission to the PRCA Rodeo. 
— Aug. 25 is Family Day; admission is $7. All children 5 and younger get in for free.

For more details and ticket prices, go to www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Fairgrounds/Pages/Fair_Main_Page.htm.

The fair is located at the 129-acre Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center in Bremerton. According to the fair, an estimated 80,000 visitors each year view the exhibits, watch rodeo and horse events, and experience other events the fair offers.

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