The Washington State Fair will run from Sept. 1-24 in Puyallup. Here’s a guide to the fair’s hours, tickets and parking, as well as new things to eat and do.
- Labor Day weekend
Friday:10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- After Labor Day weekend
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The fair is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Regular weekday tickets online cost $14 for adults, and $12 for seniors and students ages 6-18. Weekend tickets online cost $17 for adults, and $14 for seniors and students ages 6-18. Tickets at the gate cost $1 more.
Children 5 and younger get in free. All kids 18 and younger get in free opening weekend, Sept. 1-4.
Parking in Puyallup
It costs $15 to park on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It costs $20 on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can save $3 on weekday parking if they buy a voucher ahead of time at a local O’Reilly Auto Parts store.
Premium parking can be purchased only onsite for $35. VIP parking is $50 and must be purchased online.
There’s also street parking in the area.
The Big Cheese will serve savory and sweet treats. Visitors can get Nashville hot cheese curds with cheddar ranch or cheddar cheese soft-serve ice cream in a cone. There’s also macaroni and cheese crispy tacos with lettuce, tomato and chipotle sour cream.
Some vendors that debuted at The Taste Northwest in July will also be at the fair, including Flaco’s Tacos, Churreria and Starvin’ Marvin.
Flaco’s Tacos specializes in Mexican cuisine. Churreria serves churros. Starvin’ Marvin has hot dogs, nachos, and macaroni and cheese.
New things to do
Revolution 360 is a new ride that swings riders on a pendulum. The ride can tilt 120 degrees and rotate 360 degrees. It can be found near the Wildcat roller coaster.
The Farm at SillyVille, a hands-on exhibit about agriculture, has a new section that showcases the world of bees and their role in farming. The exhibit is open 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day.
Survival: The Exhibition is a new interactive space that involves science, technology, engineering and math. The exhibit gives visitors a chance to put their survival skills to the test. The exhibit costs $9 for children ages 3 and up. It’s in the Centennial Tent. Tickets can be purchased online or at the fair.
The Biggest Little Livestock show returns Sept. 1-4. It’ll showcase miniature animals. There will be a costume contest and an obstacle course. The show can be found in Barn N.
The Zac Brown Band, Kane Brown, Third Eye Blind, Styx, Kehlani, Dan + Shay, and Chicago are some of the bands performing at the Washington State Fair this year. There are also free concerts.