Dive into the Ultimate Fishing Experience at Fish Expo

Dive into the world of angling excitement at Fish Expo! Our event, held at Thurston County Fairgrounds, is a celebration of community and fishing passion. Join us for a day filled with over 40 vendors, boats, food trucks, a beer garden, and a kids' trout pond. Your participation supports Rods and Reels in Need, a charity dedicated to providing fishing gear to those in need, especially kids and veterans. Be part of the thrill and make a positive impact!


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About Fish Expo

Fish Expo, hosted at Thurston County Fairgrounds invites you to join an angling celebration like no other. For a nominal entry fee of $7 (general) and $5 (military), with complimentary access for kids 12 and under, experience the thrill of fishing fun and community engagement.

Fish Expo is not just an event; it's a commitment to a cause. Crafted as a fundraising initiative for Rods and Reels in Need, a 501c3 charity, our mission is to provide donated fishing gear to those who may struggle to afford it, especially kids and veterans. In 2022, our inaugural year, over 800 enthusiasts joined us for a day filled with excitement, featuring 40 vendors, boats, food trucks, a beer garden, and a kids trout pond. Anticipating even greater attendance this year, Fish Expo promises an unforgettable experience where your participation directly supports a worthy cause.


$7 entry (general), $5 (military).


Kids 12 and under FREE.

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Fish Expo 2023 Gallery