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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. Photo caption: Seattle's Child Staff

It’s fair time! King County, Evergreen State and Puyallup are on for summer and fall 2024

The three big fairs in Washington to enjoy with your family!

With many full-on fairs 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 in Enumclaw, Evergreen State Fair in Monroe and Washington State Fair in Puyallup.

Summer 2024

King County Fair, Enumclaw

July 11-14

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 2024? This year’s event will feature a rough stock rodeo (costs extra) and rodeo clown bullfighting, music stages, farm animals galore, roaming characters, and barrel racing and much more. Don’t miss: The Pirates of the Plateau and Reptile Isle.

Address: 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022

Cost: General admission for 13+ is $10, child (5-12) is $5, senior (60+) is $7. Buy tickets here.


Summer to Fall 2024

Evergreen State Fair, Monroe

August 22-27, August 29-Sept 2

This year’s 2024 fair theme is “Bright Lights, Summer Nights,” which embodies everything that makes summer one of the best times of the year. The color palette is all about bright neon in contrast with a darker hue of blue and black.

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 (Tuesday, August 27, 2024: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). Be sure to check back for more information closer to the event.

Address: 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272

Cost: $10-$18; varies by age and date. Seniors (90 and older) and kids (5 and under) are FREE. Buy tickets here.


Summer to Fall 2024

Washington State Fair (Aka “The Puyallup”)

August 30-September 22

As the finale of summer and the start 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 August 30, and the fair runs through September 22 (but not every single day; CLOSED September 3, 4, 10, 17). 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.

Address: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

Cost: Included with fair admission. Buy tickets here. Ticket prices TBA soon.


More summer fun:

Check our Family Event Calendar

Summer festivals and fairs in the Seattle area

Guide to summer wading pools for Seattle summer

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