Message to our guests regarding COVID-19

May 20, 2020:

The Washington State Fair Currently Scheduled as Planned

The Washington State Fair is currently scheduled for September 4-27, 2020. As the phased re-opening of the state’s economy progresses, our staff continues to plan the state’s biggest party. We are diligently working on modifications to safely reopen our events center.

Specific details of safety and precautionary measures and any other new changes, will be provided as we move forward in the planning process. Many factors will go into our decisions on how The Fair will proceed, including ongoing conversations with health care and government partners.

We will make necessary enhanced adjustments in order to minimize the health impacts of COVID-19. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a risk of exposure to the virus when in a public setting. By visiting the Washington State Fair, guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Stay safe, we miss you and we will provide regular updates. 


May 6, 2020:

As we move forward in the governor’s order for phased re-opening of Washington’s economy, the Washington State Fair staff continues to plan the state’s biggest party, and look at ways to safely reopen our events center for all of you. The Washington State Fair is considered to be in phase four of the governor’s “Safe Start Plan” and is currently scheduled for September 4-27, 2020.

During this phased approach, we will make necessary modifications in order to minimize the health effects of COVID-19. We realize the significant impact the closure of our events center has been on our business partners and our community.

We are working diligently to create a fun and safe environment for our guests. We look forward to once again, providing a year-round place where we can gather and create memories.

Stay safe, we miss you and we will provide regular updates.


Office Closure

At this time, the Washington State Fair administration offices are closed until allowed to re-open by Washington state's "Stay Healthy, Stay Home" order.

Scheduled Events At Our Facilities

All events at the Washington State Fair Events Center are canceled until large events are able to safely resume. Please check our Events Calendar for the most current events schedule. We will share updated information as it becomes available or changes are made.

Most non-fairtime events at the Washington State Fair Events Center are organized by third parties. We are working with our event promoters to reschedule events where possible. Please contact individual show promoters for ticket refund information and additional details.

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Refund Policy

Applies to Steve Miller Band ticket purchasers. Questions regarding requests for other 2020 Washington State Fair refunds can be emailed to stacyv@thefair.com. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are carefully looking at our concert and rodeo refund policy. This is an evolving situation and we thank you for your patience.  For all other events at our facility, please contact the show producer directly. Contact information is listed in each event on our calendar.

Credit/Debit Card Purchasers

If you purchased by credit or debit card, either online or at the Box Office, refunds will be processed automatically and refunded to the original card used for payment. There is no need to contact The Fair. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. If your card has been canceled since you purchased, please contact the Box Office at boxoffice@thefair.com.

Cash Purchasers

If you purchased with cash, please email the Box Office at boxoffice@thefair.com for further instructions on how to obtain a refund.

Please note: This refund policy only applies to tickets purchased directly from The Fair. Any tickets purchased from Groupon or other third party resellers cannot be refunded by The Fair. Groupon purchasers will automatically receive a refund.

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