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fairs summer 2022

The food is part of the fun of going to the fair. Just ask Miles, left, and Kei.

It’s fair time! King County, Evergreen State and Puyallup are on for summer and fall 2022

Next up: Evergreen State Fair in Monroe opens Aug. 25.

With nearly 70 full-on fairs and fair shows happening every summer and fall around the state, you don’t have to travel far to join in the fun. Just go online to the Washington State Fairs Association and find one convenient to your location or schedule.

For those of us in the Puget Sound region, three stand out as the biggest and best of all the livestock love’n, elephant ear eat’n, giant squash measuring bunch: King County Fair,
Evergreen State Fair and Washington State Fair.

Summer 2022

King County Fair, July 14-17, Enumclaw

Round up your little ones, grab the sunscreen and get ready for a day of entertainment, contests, fair foods and animals at the King County Fair, which has the honor of being the oldest fair west of the Mississippi River! What’s on the docket for 2022? This year’s event will feature bullfighting, a stunt riding show, a rough stock rodeo, music stages, farm animals galore, roaming characters and barrel racing. Don’t miss: The Pirate Parrot Show and Reptile Isle.

Summer to Fall 2022

Evergreen State Fair, Aug. 25-Sept. 5, Monroe

“The show must go on!” This year’s theme at recognizes the last three difficult years and the courage it takes to go on with so many unknowns.

Chock full of entertainment, music and a whole host of food, agriculture and craft competitions, there’s something for everyone at this timeless Monroe event. The Evergreen State Fair has received accolades for its Morning of Dreams event, a special morning fair session for children and adults with disabilities or special needs. The fair runs August 25-30
and September 1-5.

Fall 2022

Washington State Fair (a.k.a “The Puyallup”)

As the finale of summer and herald of fall, “the Puyallup” is the largest single-attraction event held annually in the state of Washington and one of the largest fairs in the world. Did you know it takes 1,900 people to put on a fair this size? Gates open September 2, and the fair runs through September 25 (but not every single day). There will be many new and familiar big-fair attractions: carnival rides, animals, agriculture competitions, food, crafts and a whole lot of kid-oriented fun.

Published July 14, 2022

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