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2017 Kitsap County Fair

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Fair, first held in 1923 in Port Orchard (that was recorded), closed up after a succesful Sunday Aug. 27, following a long weekend of carnival rides, petting zoo visits, fair food, rodeo and even a destruction derby.

The fair attracted adults and kids alike with carnival rides ranging from a giant slide to a Gravitron.

People were even treated to “A Walk on the Wild Side,” a 501(c)(3) nonprofit “dedicated to helping all species of wild animals who, for whatever reason, find themselves without a place to live out their lives,” which included a tiger, a lynx, caracal, snakes, tarantulas, tortoises and more. Learn more about “A Walk on the Wild Side” at

Food included typical fair food: corndogs, elephant ears, lumpia, gyros and so much more.

Vendors filled the pavilion and dotted the area outside, ensuring there was something for anyone, if only they took the time to look.

Learn more about the Kitsap County Fair by reading recent coverage by Leslie Kelly:

Hold on to your hat — The Kitsap County Fair & Stampede’s coming!

Music performances are a big part of the fair

Big Shot Wood Carvers will show their skills

Burgers have been part of the fair for 56 years

Clowning: It’s fun, but dangerous work

Miss Kitsap County Fair and Katie Kitsap ready for big event

It’s a lot more than just smashing cars

He can make you sing and dance and you’ll never know how

Fair is an important part of Kramer’s life

Mini horses are a highlight again this year

All photos by Michelle Beahm, online editor for the Kitsap News Group. She can be reached at