The Ruston Family Fair: Good, Old-Fashioned, Rag-Tag Fun

If you are looking for a fun, family event, or a throw-back to a simpler time, the Ruston Family Fair is your ticket. Things like a car show, face painting, and fun games for kids, and the young at heart, are on the schedule, as well as a delicious baking contest. Entries will be sold to the public, so everyone can have a taste of home-baked treats.

Karen Pickett, Manager for KWP Enterprises, explained the purpose of the event, “The Ruston-Point Defiance Business District has hosted the annual car show for the Cadillac LaSalle car club for several years. Last year we added more events geared towards the young families in the neighborhood. This event is both a way to promote Ruston and the businesses here, and to give back to the community that supports us.”

This event has something for everyone, of every age. “Young families will enjoy the games, face painting, wagon rides and parents will like the free fingerprint i.d. cards from the police department. Older folks will love reminiscing over the cars, shopping, watching the bakers compete, and more… It’s fun to watch grandpa oogle the cars and the kids oogle the horses on the wagon ride.” Karen concluded.

The locals know how special Ruston is. This event is a great way to show that to more people than just the locals. The Business District is counting down the days to this great annual event.

There is a $10 entry fee for the baking contest. Entries are due in Don’s Market by 1:30 pm, on the day of the event. Judging will take place in the median, out front of Don’s Market.

The car show takes the two northern blocks of 52nd to 54th Street and the rest of the events happen from 51st to 52nd. The wagon rides load in front of Don’s Market.

The Ruston Family Fair will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 11 am to 4 pm
5102 N. Winnifred, Ruston, WA 98407.
Admission to the event is free.

For more information about the event, please visit: or call Karen at: (253) 228-8529 or Beth at (253) 381-1858.

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for