Washington State Fair, Puyallup

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The Washington State Fair, formerly the Puyallup Fair, is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The fair, which includes agricultural and pastoral displays and shows, amusement rides, and a concert series, continually ranks in the top ten largest fairs in the United States. The Washington State Fair hosts two annual events: the 21-day Washington State Fair every September, and the four-day Washington State Spring Fair every April.

Situated in Puyallup, 35 miles (56 km) south of Seattle and 10 miles (16 km) east of Tacoma near Mount Rainier, the fairgrounds comprise 160 acres (0.65 km2), with buildings and land valued at more than $54 million. The facilities are available for rent throughout the year, making the grounds a valuable community resource. It offers various seasonal festivals, such as the Victorian Country Christmas, as well as races, concerts, car shows, and sporting expositions, such as the International Sportsman's Exposition. A staff of 55 works year-round. Over 7,500 employees are hired each September during the Fair.
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  • The fair was great! Lots of attractions for all ages. All kinds of foods and rides for the kids or the young at heart, but many attractions for everyone. I am myself disabled, so I appreciated that...  more »
  • I hadn't been there in at least several years, the last time for a concert (the best value, for the concert-Alabama-was so reasonably priced on its own and included fair admission) and on a Tuesday...  more »
  • Many barns full of every farm animal. Baby pigs being a big drawing card. Good, clean food. Beautiful carriages with two to six horse hitches in the arena. Cost is very high for a family, to enter, park, and have children takes some rides. The free days help but some were school days. Petting animals was a joy and well attended
  • Always a fun time at the Washington State fair. Due to rain, it was pleasantly uncrowded. Got rightly on tomorrow's my favorite rides. Visited 4H cat show, cows and goats, grange displays and the expansive vendor dome. The electric charging stations had their cables stolen from the red lot. Maybe, try the blue.

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