The agricultural roots of Lewis County come front and center as just about every age group proudly shows a variety of animals from large livestock all the way to small birds. The midway lights up by night as crowds line up to be next on their favorite thrill ride, and the musical entertainment packs out multiple stages throughout the course of the week. Sample the food offerings from more vendors than you can shake a stick at. See the artful eyes and photography from people from around our region. And experience the excitement of the annual rodeo that packs the grandstands. The Southwest Washington Fair takes place Aug. 13-18, 2019. For more information, including exhibit entry forms, prices and more, visit the fair's official website.