It's finally here! Today is the first day of the 2017 Central Washington State Fair!

$1 admission and free parking from 12pm-4pm. No coupon is required. Hand stamps will not be given out until after 4pm. Carnival wristbands are $35. The carnival is open today from 12pm to 11pm.

Besides the CARNIVAL RIDES, here are the top ten things we think kids should add to the fair "To Do" list!

Click here for a printable fair map. Visit for more information about the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Central Washington State Fair!

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    Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

    Price: Free with gate admission

    Location: Gazebo

    5pm at the Gazebo.

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    Walk On The Wild Side Exotic Animals & Reptiles

    Price: Free with gate admission

    Location: Pepsi Plaza

    View some beautiful and adorable exotic refuge animals and reptiles who are traveling to our town from a sanctuary in Oregon.

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    Creature Feature Extreme!

    Free with gate admission.

    Location: Pioneer Hall

    Zoologist and Educator, Brad Tylman, shows off his "extreme" reptile and exotic animal creatures today from 12:00pm to 1pm.

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    Fall Brawl Sprint Car Race & WA Modified Finals

    Price: Free with gate admission; $18 for reserved seats.

    Location: Coca Cola Grandstand

    6pm. Sit in the bleachers for free, but if you want to get a closer spot, upgrade to a reserved seat! (Reserved seats do not include admission to the Fair.) Kids over the age of 3 years have to have their own ticket to sit in the reserved section.

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    Cow Milking Demo

    Free with gate admission

    Location: Oak Park Plaza

    Hands-on place for kids to run amok and explore the interactive educational displays. Daily milking schedule: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Complete with "a hands-on milking demonstration, chicken hatching, egg-producing hens, farmyard geese and ducks, calves, petting farm animals, sow and pig display, sheep and lamb display, beef display."

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    Racing Pigs

    Free with gate admission.

    Location: Agricultural Building

    Rumor has it, they raced all the way here from Alaska! (Wink!) Come watch the amazing pigs run the 100-yard dash and do 50-yard high hurdles. Presented by Tree Top. Three races today at 3pm, 5pm & 7pm.

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    S.T.E.M. Contests and Demonstrations

    Free with gate admission

    Location: Washington State Building

    Demonstrations and daily contests showcasing science, technology, engineering, and math projects from students in Central Washington. No times listed.

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    Jest In Time Circus

    Free with gate admission.

    Location: Pacific Power Stage

    The show featuring comedy and juggling with Lilli Zucchini and Topper Todd begins at 7pm.

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    Draft Horse/Draft Mule Mini Exhibition

    Free with gate admission

    Location: Durand Arena

    Watch the draft horses and mules in a mini exhibition today from 4:20pm to 5:15pm.

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    125th Anniversary Displays and Demos

    Free with gate admission.

    Location: Ag Building

    Peep the displays, demos and videos and see what it was like to be at the Central Washington State Fair over the past 125 years!