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Central Washington State Fair 2022

One of the major entertainment events of the Northwest


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The Central Washington State Fair is held every September at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Washington. It features big-name entertainers, a huge variety of great food, traditional livestock exhibits and carnival rides, attracting about 300,000 visitors every year. The admission tickets vary by day and promotion. The fair is open from noon (weekends from 11 a.m.) to 11 p.m.

The free entertainment at the Central Washington State Fair includes racing pigs, horse vaulters, free concerts, and bubble gum blowing contests. The Wine Garden, located in the Agriculture Building, hosts wine tasting events. Each night it will present 3 or 4 different wineries. The Food Court Beer Garden and The Corona Extra Stage Beer Garden offer a large variety of local beers. Also, The Saloon serves speciality cowboy drinks.

The first fair was held in Yakima in 1892. It was famous for its agricultural exhibits, war dances, coyote hunts, harness races, and horse races. In 1915 the Auto Show was one of the main attractions. Horse races, agriculture, and livestock exhibits are all still a big part of the Central Washington State Fair.

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Where is Central Washington State Fair located?

Central Washington State Fair takes place at 1301 S. Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901, USA

What is the average annual attendance of Central Washington State Fair

Annually, the Central Washington State Fair hosts around 315,000-325,000 visitors during the ten-day event.

How much is parking at the Central Washington State Fair?

The admission for the on-site parking is $10. It might be paid online in advance or at the State Fair Park Box Office throughout business hours, at any TicketsWest outlet.

How much does it cost to get into the Central Washington State Fair?

Regular gate admission for the Central Washington State Fair is from $8 to $14.50. The pre-fair discount gate admission is from $8 to $11. No refunds. The entrance for kids aged five years and under is free.

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