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There's still time to get to the Washington State Fair!

Get your thrills at the Puyallup Fair's classic carnival rides.

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F is for Fairs…and fall, and festivals, and fun, and fair food. If you’ve been hankering for any or all of the items on that list, know that fair frenzy has begun.


Evergreen State Fair

Monroe, WA; August 24 - September 4, 2017

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Get your snack on at the Evergreen State Fair – nachos count as a vegetable, right?

Billed as the largest single attraction in Snohomish County, the Evergreen State Fair has been getting bigger and better since the early 1900s. Come for 12 event-filled days of carnival rides, a Pro-West Rodeo, a logging show, auto races, crazy animal races, petting zoo and concert headliners including Joan Jett, Kenny Loggins, Trace Adkins, and more.



Ellensburg Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair

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Ellensburg, WA; September 1 - 4, 2017

Home of one of America’s Top 10 Rodeos with the Tour Finale of PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls competition, this event is worth the two-hour drive east. While there, you can also enjoy a carnival, frontier village, animal barns, 4-H competitions, the Yakama Nation Village, and mainstage entertainment with roving performers.  



Washington State Fair

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Mega-fun rides at the Washington State Fair.

Puyallup, WA, Sepember 1 - 24, 2017

Once known as the Puyallup Fair, it’s now simply called “The Fair” and is the most happening place to be in September. Performers include Steven Tyler, Melissa Etheridge, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Lady Antebellum, to name a few. Other fair offerings include the rowdy rodeo, 4-H and livestock shows, the piglet palace, the parade, and a carnival with extreme rides. Use their My Planner feature with mobile app, which will help you organize the many events you hope to pack into your days at The Fair.


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