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Helpful Guidelines for Your Event


Due to the historical value of our buildings, we do have strict guidelines for all decorating. Please respect and adhere to all guidelines.


Painters tape
Damage Free Hanging Command Hooks
Zip ties
Non helium balloons
Battery operated, flame less candles


No helium balloons
No smoke or fog machines
No real candles (only battery operated, flame less candles)
No nails, tacks, staples, or push pins
No glitter


No outside alcohol is allowed at State Fair Park. All alcohol must be purchased and served by Spectra Food Services & Hospitality.


Spectra Food Services & Hospitality is the exclusive food and beverage provider at State Fair Park & Event Center.

Private, homemade food can be brought into Pioneer Hall, Modern Living Building, and the State Fair Room; however, all alcohol must be purchased by and served through Spectra Food Services & Hospitality throughout the grounds. No outside alcohol is allowed.


State Fair Park can provide an A-FRAME sign for your event the day of your event. If you plan to hang your own signage/banners inside the buildings, please be certain to only use the Damage Free Hanging Command Hooks, zip ties, and/or painters tape.

Placing your event on our Reader board can be requested; however, public, ticketed events for the Yakima Valley SunDome take precedence.


A $500 deposit is required to secure a date for the State Fair Room, Pioneer Hall, or Modern Living Building.
A $1,750 deposit is required to secure a date for the Yakima Valley SunDome. The deposit is non-refundable is the event is cancelled. If there is no damage to the building after the event takes place, the deposit/damage deposit is fully refundable within 10 days after the event.


All payments must be paid in full at least ten (10) days prior to the event day, unless other arrangements have been made with State Fair Park.
We gladly accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER credit cards. Personal checks can not be accepted less than ten days prior to the event date; however cash, credit card or a cashiers check is acceptable.

If your event is utilizing food and beverage service from Spectra Food & Hospitality, they handle their own invoicing and payment collection. You can reach Larry Macomber


If you would like to request an early move in day OR request a later move out day, please contact Ray Mata, Events/Production Manager at Additional move-in/move-out days are available at 50% of the quoted rate and if available.


We do require event insurance for each event at State Fair Park. It is available through us to purchase, if you'd like. State Fair Park requires proof of comprehensive general liability insurance in the amount of $1 million. Proof of insurance is requested no later than ten (10) days prior to the event date.


State Fair Park contracts exclusively with CMS (Crowd Management Services) for all security needs during events.
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