The annual Washington State Fair opened earlier this month for it’s 21 day return each Fall. Washington’s 2018 State Fair began August 31st and runs through September 23rd in the great city of Puyallup, WA. Bring together family, friends, and loved ones for a Fall kick-off with good food and entertainment at the Washington State Fair.
A long standing Washingtonian tradition of attending the fair has been around since the opening of the fair in 1900. Beginning as a small valley fair to show neighboring and nearby folk agriculture and food, it has blossomed into quite the function. Today’s fair brings visitors from all over the state back every year with the fun new and exhilarating things to see and do.
Exhibits, attractions, and rides are all the most ranted and raved about parts of visitor’s Washington State Fair experiences. This 2018 fair season features farm life exhibits, petting zoos, art showcases, stained glass blowing, cooking shows, the Farm at Sillyville, a Cirque Ma’Ceo Equestrian Stunt Show, Discover the Dinosaurs and much more. Classic rides include the Classic Coaster, Antique Carousel, and ultimate fair favorite– the Extreme Scream. For thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, the Sling Shot will fling you high into the sky while the Zipper, Zero Gravity, or Tornado can fill your adrenaline fix from a lower altitude. Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing an Xfinity Dizzy Pass– a wristband granting visitors unlimited rides. We may recommend hitting the rides prior to rolling over to the food courts. Washington State Fair food classics of Fisher Fair Scones, Elephant Ears, deep fried foods, barbeque, roasted corn, pizza, caramel apples, cotton candy, Earthquake Burgers, and of course Krusty Pups, are all awaiting visitors inside the fairgrounds.
The Columbia Bank Concert Series is by far the most popular attended fairground event. Located in the Grandstands near the North end of the fair, this venue’s capacity of over 10,000 allows for large and grand concerts. Headliners for this 2018 Washington State Fair Concert Series include Khalid, Florida Georgia Line, Macklemore, Brett Eldredge, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick. Get tickets here.
Help the Washington State Fair preserve their values of: Education, Family, and Fun. The fairgrounds commits itself itself to ensuring the enhancement of education in the Puyallup area by offering generous scholarships, hosting the annual Puyallup School District Science Fair, and in many other ways. Family friendly activities are held in the fair year round, from quilting shows, dogs shows, to Santa’s photo opportunities from his vacation from the North Pole. The Washington State Fair and these other year round activities are funded by the charitable donations made by donors. To help keep the fair up and running, donations may be made here. For more information on donating and ways to do so, please visit: http://www.thefair.com/foundation/giving-opportunities
Plan your 2018 Washington State Fair trip at: http://www.thefair.com/plan-your-trip
Commuting down to the fair? Save some gas and shuttle down with others here: http://www.thefair.com/plan-your-trip/transportation
Google Maps Directions from Seattle to Washington State Fair. You’ll want to take I5 south and get on the 167. Continue your journey on the 167 and it will turn into 512 and go by Puyallup. The Washington State Fair is on your right and you really can’t miss it. It is one of the top 10 fairs in the United State!