Guest Services / FAQs

Our main goal at the Central Washington State Fair is to provide a safe, family & fun environment. Questions we are asked frequently are answered below.

To make your visit to the Fair an enjoyable experience, we appreciate your compliance with our policies noted below.

Please note, most of these services are offered strictly during the Central Washington State Fair in September/October.

For additional information or questions, please email CWSF Information.

General Fair Information

What are the dates of the 2024 Central Washington State Fair?

What is the physical/mailing address of the Fair?

Can I leave the Fair and re-enter on the same day?

Are pets allowed at the Central Washington State Fair?

What Grounds Entertainment options are there?

Can I bring food or drinks into the Fair?

Can I smoke at the Fair?

How can I work at the Fair?

Is there an easily accessible drop-off/pick-up location?

What is the Photography/Videography policy at the Main Stage concerts?

Is there a dress code at the Fair?

Will health and safety changes be put in place for the Fair?

I purchased a product that broke or was defective from the Fair. How can I contact a vendor that was at the Fair?

Will vendors inside the Fair accept cash?

Hours of Operation

What are the Fair hours of operation?

What are the Box Office hours of operation?

When do the Exhibit Buildings close?

When do the Livestock Barns close?

When does the Yakima Valley SunDome close?

What time does the carnival open?

What time does the Main Stage concert seating open?

What time does the Coca-Cola Grandstand event seating open?

Box Office Information

How do I buy a ticket to an event being held at the Central Washington State Fair?

What are the Box Office hours of operation?

Where is the Box Office located?

How do I contact the Box Office?

How do I pick up my will call tickets?

Can I get a ticket refund?

Gate Admission

How much is gate admission?

How do I purchase gate admission group tickets?

Is there a Senior Discount?

Is there a discount for Military or First Responders?

Do I have to purchase my tickets online in advance?

Will there still be discounts offered at the Fair admission gates?

What do I do with a Central Washington State Fair ticket package that I won through a promotion or charity auction?


What does the carnival cost?

What time does the carnival open?

How tall do you have to be to ride the carnival rides?

What are the safety requirements/recommendations for the carnival?

Main Stage Concerts

I have a ticket to a Main Stage show. Do I need a separate Fair ticket?

Are the concerts rain or shine? If a show does get cancelled, what is the best way of finding out?

Will there be options for reseating if I get to the show and am uncomfortable with the seating arrangements?

Does my infant need a ticket to a show at the Main Stage?

Can I bring a sign to a concert at the main stage?

Fair Rules & Regulations

Does the Fair conduct random bag and person searches?

What items are not permitted at the Central Washington State Fair?

Are remote-controlled aircraft, such as drones, or ground vehicle devices authorized to operate on, above, or below CWFA property?

Are there any other actions not allowed at the Fair?

What services are available to guests with disabilities?

Concert Seating:

Family Restrooms:

Grandstand Seating:

Parking (ADA):


Service Animals:

Sign Language Interpreters:

Ticket Windows:

Wheelchair Rentals:


Is there an Information Booth on grounds?

Are there ATM machines on the Fairgrounds?

Do you accept checks or credit cards at the gate or carnival?

What should I do if I lose something?

Do you provide security on the Fairgrounds?

My medicine needs to stay cool; can I bring it in a cooler?

Are there diaper changing facilities on the Fairgrounds?

Do you provide a Mom’s nursing lounge?

What should I do if I become separated from my child?

Are there stroller rentals available?

Are there wheelchair or scooter rentals available?

Are First Aid services available?

Is there anywhere to charge my cellphone on the grounds?

Parking, Transportation, and Directions

How do I get to the Central Washington State Fairgrounds?

Where can I park?

Where is ADA Accessible Parking located?

Is Yakima Transit/Union Gap Transit offering a shuttle service this year? Cost? Hours?

Do you have any on-grounds transportation?


If you are in need of lodging, we encourage you to try one of our partner hotels listed below. All are located within a short drive of State Fair Park.

Is there camping at the Central Washington state Fair?

Are sewer services offered to campers during the Central Washington State Fair?

Can horse trailers with living quarters camp on the grounds?

What is the rate for overnight camping?

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