Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 145 >

(1) Use by private non-profit [[nonprofit]] corporation designated or employed by county commissioners of county land for fair purposes is a public purpose within the meaning of chapter 257, Laws of 1955. (2) The holding of fairs and agricultural exhibits is a matter incidental to agricultural purposes within the meaning of RCW 36.34.180. (3) The provisions of RCW 36.37.040 as amended by chapter 297, Laws of 1955 have no application to the purchase of the state fair grounds for public purposes under the provisions of chapter 257, Laws of 1955.