Educational Tours

Bring Your Class To The Fair

Each September elementary school classes have an opportunity to learn about animals and agriculture first hand at the Washington State Fair. The Educational Tours are held weekdays during The Fair.

The Educational Tour guide takes the teacher, students and chaperones through the non-commercial buildings and exhibits, and educates them about Washington State Fair history. 4-H and FFA students and open class exhibitors in the barns provide additional information about their exhibits. The 90-minute tour includes the Fair Farm.

The Washington State Fair Educational Tour (formerly known as the Howdy Tour), which debuted in 1977, is a fair time field trip offered to kindergarten through fourth-grade students. The Educational Tour was originally designed as a fun learning experience, with the assistance of a group of local elementary teachers who felt that the Fair was an important resource.

For more information contact Peggy Watson at (253) 841-5134. Fax forms to (253) 841-5390.

Updated May 13, 2020: Information and registration forms for the 2020 Education Tour will be available soon. Please check back in the coming weeks.

Tour Information

Grade Levels

Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade

Dates Available

Fairtime weekdays

Starting Times

10:00 am and 11:30 am

Length of Session

Approximately 90 minutes

Number of Classes

One class per tour. Several tours per time slot.

Teachers / Chaperones

Please bring 3-5 adults per class to assist with various activities.


Provided by your school.

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