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Our Go-To Guide For Optimizing the Washington State Fair!

Okay… Okay… We know the Washington State Fair doesn’t open until the end of August this year, but we’re just too excited to keep quiet any longer. Held in Puyallup, which is 35 miles south of Seattle and/or 10 miles east of Tacoma, they’re ideally located between the two major hubs for convenience to both.

Also referred to as the Puyallup Fair – because that’s what it was called until 2013 – the Washington State Fair gathers over one-million people during its main fair in September, which are staggering figures compared to its original attendance of 5,500 in 1900. Being so popular, the fair consistently ranks in the top ten largest fairs in the United States.

Starting August 31st, the Washington State Fair is set to end September 23rd during its 2018 fall season.

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Events during this year’s festival, including Toby Keith, Macklemore, and Rascal Flatts, but you can view their whole season lineup here.

Popular fair attractions include the Fair Farm, a friendly area near the Green Gate where people can pet the animals, including bunnies, llamas, goats, roosters, and more! {Piglet Palace is another cool place where you can see this season’s piglets (typically born the first few days of the Fair!)

SillyVille and the Farm at SillyVille are great options for families and enable people to “farm for a day”, where you’ll learn Washington’s food and farming story and connect with local and state agriculture. Features include the Dairy Barn, Grain Silo, Produce Barn, Chicken Coop, and Backyard Garden! SilleyVille itself is a ride area specific for kids with food courts serving up pint-sized eats!

The entire list of attractions can be found on their website.

Be sure to plan your trip in advance to get the best discounts!

The Washington State Fair is definitely a hot topic every year and marks the start of school for many children. Enjoy delicious fair fare, unique vendor booths, wild, hair-twirling rides, and diverse entertainment during this year’s annual festivities – and join this year to enjoy the Fair’s 118th annual celebration!


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