The Washington State Fair strives to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. It is committed to make the 160-acre facility accessible to all its guests. Requests for accommodations available to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA coordinator at the Fair, (253) 841-5073.
There are 11 handy cash machine locations on the Fairgrounds provided by Columbia Bank that are mobility aid-accessible. They are outside the Gold Gate, at the south end of the Pavilion, at the Columbia Bank booth near the Extreme Scream, inside the Blue and Red Gates, and other handy spots. See the map for locations.
Guests using wheelchairs can find accessible drinking fountains throughout the Washington State Fairgrounds.
Information regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities is available at all five information booths, located inside the Gold, Blue and Green gates, on Showplace Way and in SillyVille. The switchboard staff on the first floor of the Administration Building can also provide information.
Ride on People Movers, Mondays-Thursdays, 10 am - 7 pm, as crowds permit. They are handicap accessible. You'll find stops throughout the Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Clearwater Spas
Information booths are located near the Gold, Green and Blue gates, beside the Extreme Scream and in SillyVille. You'll find friendly attendants who will help you find whatever it is you’re looking for at the Fair.
A first aid facility is located between the Gold and Blue Gates. It is staffed by American Medical Response. Fire department EMTs are also on the Fairgrounds to provide assistance. Ambulance service provided by American Medical Response.
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If a disabled guest purchases a gate ticket and notifies the ticket seller or ticket taker that they need an attendant to assist them, the attendant can proceed to the disabled/stroller entrance with the disabled guest and receive complementary admission.
Grandstand and Rodeo Seating
When ordering tickets for those using mobility aids, please request seating for the disabled. An attendant may accompany guests with disabilities. The accompanying attendant must also purchase a ticket to the grandstand show or rodeo.
In accordance with ADA statutes, any physically or mentally challenged individual may ride any carnival ride, providing that the individual can enter and exit without the assistance of the ride operator.
Guests with a state disability placard or license plate may park in the designated area in selected parking lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular parking prices still apply. Please ask a parking attendant for availability upon entering the lot. Five sections are available at the following parking lots:
- Gold Parking Lot - 9th Ave SW and Meridian St S
- Blue Parking Lot - Meridian St S and 10th Ave SE
- Red Parking Lot - 5th St SW and 9th Ave SW
- Green Parking Lot - Off 5th/9th St SW Bypass near Green Gate
- Purple Parking Lot - Off 5th /9th St SW Bypass near Purple Gate
Wheelchair accessible stalls, built to accommodate mobility aids, are located near each gate entrance and throughout the facility. There are unisex restrooms large enough to accommodate someone in a wheelchair accompanied by an attendant is located at the Restaurant Building west of the Restaurant Building near the Red Gate, and in the Americraft ShowPlex.
Service animals are welcome throughout the Fairgrounds. No other animals are permitted on the Fairgrounds.
Sign Language Interpreters
Sign language interpreters are available from 2-8 pm daily during the Washington State Fair to assist hearing impaired guests and employees. Notify the attendant at the main information booth, located next to the Extreme Scream, and they will contact the interpreter on the Fairgrounds. To request an intepreter for Grandstand Concerts, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 253-841-5073 or email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance. Requests made after that may not be accommodated.
Dedicated areas for guests with disabilities have been set up for shows at the Showplace Stage, the Coca-Cola Stage, Fountain Stage, and W.H. Paulhamus Arena. The space is available first-come, first-serve.
Amplified Telephone Handsets: Selected telephones can be amplified by using a separate volume button. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): Inside the Blue Gate.
Telephones within easy reach of guests using wheelchairs can be found throughout the Fairgrounds.
Wheelchairs can be rented on a first-come, first-served basis for a minimal daily charge inside the Gold, Blue, and Green Gates. Rental requires a valid Washington State driver’s license, military ID card, credit card or cash deposit. Quantities are limited. Guests may also bring their own wheelchair. Fair Time Rental Info