📆 Friday, August 30th – Sunday, September 22nd
📍 Washington State Fair: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup
“Doing the Puyallup” is an annual tradition for many Washingtonians. Whether you go for the scones, elephant ears, or rides like the Xtreme Scream, the fair is full of PNW flavor. Not only does it let us ride a culinary roller coaster with all of its good food, but there are also all the attractions, from the fair’s well-known concert series to a new “udderly amazing” birthing exhibit. For 2024, the Washington State Fair returns from August 30th to September 22nd at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.
Though the fair is still far away, its Umpqua Bank Concert Series just announced two live performances. First, catch Foreigner for the band’s farewell tour, then hear country singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett. Tickets for those concerts are on sale now. In addition to the paid concert series, the fair has numerous stages featuring free entertainment—everything from comedy to juggling, plus local bands. And don’t forget the fair’s hobby hall, fair farm, and rodeo. As always, there’s a fireworks show each night at 10 pm.
Tickets are cheaper if you buy in advance online. Each year, select days are free to enter (usually with a donation of nonperishable food for the food bank or school supplies). There are also Military Mondays and a Free Kids Weekend. For those who love rides, grab the Xfinity Dizzy Pass for unlimited rides.
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