Demonstrators, vendors honored by Southwest Washington Fair Association awards


Shortly after the Southwest Washington Fair wrapped up in mid-August, the Southwest Washington Fair Association announced awards and fundraising results from its fair booth.

The fair association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. inside the Historical Building at the fairgrounds.

Proceeds from the association’s fundraisers, which include a silent auction during the fair, benefit the fairgrounds and various fair programs. The association leads the Little Miss Friendly competition every year.

From the booth, “The Garden Buddy,” a wagon with other tools was awarded to the Jones family. Another prize, a $200 gift card for Shop-n-Kart Fuller’s went to Heather.

The association gives out “WOW” award ribbons for various categories of fair demonstrations, vendors, exhibits and booths.

Following is a list of 2023 “WOW” categories and award winners:



First place: Tacos El Rey

Second place: Flying Dutch Girl

Third place: the Chehalis Rotary Club’s corn booth



First place: Old School Gun School’s safety talk

Second place: Centralia College

Third place: the Grange Building



First place: Lewis County Beekeepers Association

Second place: Family Search

Third place: Mattress Firm



First place: Cutco Knives

Second place: Bath Fitters

Third place: Chehalis Sheet Metal


Still life exhibits

First place: The Wildlife Building

Second place: The Home Arts Department’s quilt display

Third place: The 4-H Building 


Animal exhibits

First place: The Napavine Go-Getters Cattle 4-H Club

Second place: Willapa Valley Cattle 4-H Club

Third place: the Swine Barn