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Washington State Fair 2022

Check out the largest and most popular event in the Pacific Northwest


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The Washington State Fair is also called the Puyallup Fair due to its location. Situated in Puyallup, 56 km (35 miles) from Seattle and not far from picturesque Mount Rainier. The largest attraction in the state, the fair has made it to the top ten largest fairs in the United States. The 21-day Washington State Fair employs over 7,500 people and hosts over one million visitors every year. Daily hours are 10:30 am-10:30 pm and is closed on Tuesdays. General admission at the gate is $14, and concert tickets are purchased separately.

Every fall the Washington State Fair features pretty big stars like Steven Tyler, Boy George, and Seal. Traditionally there is a lot of country music and local bands as well.

The Washington State Fair Rodeo is among the biggest highlights. It features the Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Finale presented by Justin Boots. For 85 years cowboys and cowgirls of Washington compete for a prize. A wild show is guaranteed!

Attractions also include Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit, Cirque Ma'Ceo equestrian show, The Farm at SillyVille; a very educational exhibit that explains Washington’s food and farming history. Every Friday a fireworks display is featured.

Before 2006, the fair was called the Western Washington Fair. However, that name was dropped and the event was renamed the Puyallup Fair to emphasize its location. The fairground facility has also started to operate year-round, holding various festivals and concerts.

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Is the Washington State Fair canceled?

As of July 2020, the 2020 Washington State Fair is scheduled as planned.

What bands are playing at the Puyallup Fair in 2020?

Carrie Underwood, Ice Cube, The Beach Boys, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, STYX & REO Speedwagon, Cole Swindell, Macklemore, and Darius Rucker. Keep an eye on the updates.

What days is the Puyallup Fair open?

September 4-27, 2020; Open Labor Day Weekend; Closed Tuesdays & one Wednesday (Septeptember 9, 2020).

How much are tickets for the Puyallup Fair?

ADVANCE PRICES (available for purchase online starting in June to September 3, 2020): General (ages 13–61): $13; Children (ages 6–12): $11; Seniors (ages 62+): $11; Children 5 & under: free admission. REGULAR GATE PRICES: Weekdays (Monday to Friday): General (ages 13–61): $14; Children (ages 6–12): $12; Seniors (ages 62+): $12; Children 5 & under: free admission. Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) General (ages 13–61): $16; Children (ages 6–12): $13; Seniors (ages 62+): $13; Children 5 & under: free admission. Fair organizers also offer free admission days. For details, please, check the official website.

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