Facility Rental Information & Resources
- Events Center Contacts
- Event Handbook
The Event Handbooks answer questions regarding:
- General Fair Policies
- Approval and Payment Procedures
- Food and Beverage
- Liability Insurance
- Fire and Life Safety Requirement
- City, County, and State Requirements
- In House Services
- Events Publicity
- Building and Grounds Use
- Checklist of Forms and Fees
- Other Services
- Preferred Caterers
Brank's BBQ & Catering
2515 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 826 1799
The Vault Catering Company
3207 East Main
Puyallup, WA 98372
(253) 604-0600 (voice)
6745 A Kimball Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Cafe’ Pacific Catering
4402 Auburn Way North
Auburn, WA 98002
Please note, all rental fees are based on using a preferred caterer (minimum meal charges will apply). Any variance from using a preferred caterer must be agreed to in writing by Fair management and additional charges and deposits will be required. In addition, the caterer must prepare the food off-site and provide the Washington State Fair Events Center with an insurance certificate.
- Facility Map
Download Facility Map (pdf)
- Photo & Logo Downloads
- Cash Machines
There are cash machines located on the grounds provided by Columbia Bank that are mobility aid-accessible. They are outside the Gold Gate, inside the Gold Gate, inside the Blue Gate and the Northeast outside corner of the Matrress Firm ShowPlex. They may be located in other convenient locations.
- Drinking Fountains
Guests using wheelchairs can find accessible drinking fountains in various locations throughout the Washington State Fair Events Center.
Guests with a state disability placard or license plate may park in the designated area in selected lots on a first come, first serve basis. 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 gate entrances and throughout the facility. In addition, the Matrress Firm ShowPlex has unisex restrooms large enough to accommodate a guest in a wheelchair accompanied by an attendant.
- Service Animals
Service Animals are welcome throughout the facility. Pets are not permitted.
Amplified Telephone Handset and TDD are located near the Blue Gate.