It’s Washington State Fair time

The first fair since 2019 without restrictions

By Marguerite Cleveland on September 9, 2022

The 2022 Washington State Fair kicked off on Sept. 2, and runs through Sept. 25. This is the first Washington State Fair without restrictions since 2019. The first fair took place in 1900 in Puyallup and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest, as well as one of the largest in the world. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors numbered over one million annually.

"We have a lot of new food," said Stacy Van Horne, Public Relations Manager, Washington State Fair. "Extreme Carnival Eats is a booth that will feature whimsical carnival food such as a smash burger, which is a burger squished between two doughnuts. They'll also have various flavors of cheese dogs and a cotton candy sandwich. In total there are a handful of new vendors and new menu items from various food vendors."

According to the media kit fair goers can enjoy the following new experiences.

"Every Monday is Military Appreciation Day at the fair. Active duty, retired, and disabled veterans, plus their dependents, get in free," concluded Van Horne.

WASHINGTON STATE FAIR, hours vary, fair closed on Tuesdays, Sept 2-25, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup, 253.845.1771,