While it may be hard to think about the end of summer, there is one big event to look forward to: the Washington State Fair! The fair is a long-time local tradition beloved by Washingtonians of all ages with each year’s event adding a little more. Here’s what to expect this year and when you can enjoy all the fun.

This year, the fair runs from September 1st to 24th. and takes place at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. During the almost month-long fair, you can find farm animals, agricultural displays, concerts, rides, and much more.

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While the rides and cute farm animals are the main draws for many, this year’s concert lineup has some big names that you’ll probably recognize like The Temptations, Kane Brown, Zac Brown Band, and Third Eye Blind with Built to Spill.

You can also check out the fairground’s various halls to see things like the hobby hall, home arts display, multiple photo exhibitions, a floral exhibit, and agriculture & horticulture displays.

Fair tickets are available for purchase both online and at the gate. Starting August 2nd, you can purchase early bird tickets for $14 for both weekdays and weekends. These tickets will increase to $17 when regular pricing starts. Keep in mind that if you purchase tickets at the gate they will cost a dollar more, so $15-$18 depending on what sort of ticket you are purchasing.

It’s worth noting that concert tickets, ride tickets other individual paid events need to have tickets purchased separately.

Washington State Fair

When: September 1st-24th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $12-$18