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Central Washington State Fair

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Date: Sept 22 - Oct 01, 2023
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About the Fair

Since 1892, the Central Washington State Fair has provided the people of Central Washington an event that's both fun and educational in a family atmosphere.

The Fair strives to be the showcase for Yakima County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interest. It provides an opportunity for citizens to work and have fun together. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair. Their dedicated support of sharing time and talents is vital to the fair's success.

After gate admission, most exhibits and attractions are FREE. Our buildings are used for commercial, non-profit and competitive exhibits. Fairgoers are entertained by first-class stage shows, national concert performances, sensational midway rides, unique shopping and the best of fair food.

Yakima County citizens are encouraged to enter the competitive exhibits to show off their talents and even possibly win money and/or a ribbon. Complete details are listed on the Exhibitor's Guidebook which is on this website. Just scroll down the home screen, click on the "Exhibitor's Guidebook & Entries", and find your favorite area for all the details.

Midway Rides are available from Butler Amusements. They have provided midway entertainment for the fair for many years. The midway features over 40 rides for young and old alike.

Main Stage entertainment is located at the Corona Stage, featuring special entertainment almost daily during the fair. Main stage reserved seating is available for a charge and can be purchased at the Box Office or online through

The Pacific Power Community Stage, as well as the Gazebo, are in the Main Plaza west of Food Row. Entertainment and contests are held each day of the fair. Local talent performs in a relaxed atmosphere. Tables are provided so guests can enjoy the fair food and entertainment at the same time. Tables are provided so guests can enjoy the fair food and entertainment at the same time.

Livestock is the foundation of the fair. The exhibits provide everyone the opportunity to experience our true agriculture roots...after all this an agricultural fair. Today many guests have not had the opportunity to see farm life that's so important to our American way of life. Agriculture is our lifeline for our food supply.

We hope your experience at the fair is pleasant and educational. WE hope that you come several times during our 10-day fair. Our goal when you leave is to hear you say "WOW...that was fun...I'll be back".

It's important to plan ahead for the Central Washington State Fair. For some of our frequently asked questions and general information about our Fair, feel free to browse through the below links.

If you can't find the answer to your question or need additional assistance, please call us at 509.248.7160 or email us at Fair Information.
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