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Donate to the Washington State Fair Foundation

When you think of the Fair, perhaps you think of scones or the midway. Maybe you see livestock lining the barns or hear the laughter of children. Maybe your mind wanders to grange displays and the Hobby Hall collections. The Washington State Fair has been the place for family, fun and education for over a century and nothing evokes such strong or fond family memories like The Grand Ol' Fair.

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In the fast-paced world we live in, it is important to hold on to the tradition of days gone by so that we may tell our stories to future generations. With your help, we can ensure that the Fair holds a tender plac...

Giving Opportunities

  • Give By Shopping

    Fred Meyer Rewards

    Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Washington State Fair Foundation. You will still get special deals, gas rewards and perks from Fred Meyer, but by linking your card to us, you'll cast a vote for us to receive some of Fred Meyer's $2M annual charitable budget. With each household that links to the Foundation, our quarterly donation increases. It's a great way to give just by filling your grocery cart!

  • White Hat Club

    New Member Benefits in 2024

    Members of the Washington State Fair Foundation’s White Hat Club are those generous donors who have committed $1,000 per year for a 5-year-term in support of the Fair’s programs. And yep, you really do get a white cowboy hat to celebrate your investment into our mission of preserving and educating future generations.

    Join the Club and Receive the Following Benefits:

    White Hat - New Member

    • White Hat Belt Buckle - Renewing Member
    • NEW Exclusive White Hat Logoed Jacket
    • White Hat Wall Recognition (located inside Gold Gate, outside The Pavilion)
    • White Hat Lanyard with these great benefits:
    • Daily Fair-Time Gate Entry
    • Recognition as a White Hat Member
    • Exclusive White Hat Member Brew Park "Skip the Line (This will get you through the line faster!)

    All benefits listed above are good for the year you join or renew only.

    Your Membership Can Be Paid in Many Ways

    • A one-time $5,000 gift
    • An annual gift of $1,000 for a 5 year term
    • Quarterly gifts of $250 for a 5 year term
    • Monthly gifts of $83.34 for a 5 year term – that’s less than $20 a week!

    For those members that would like to renew their White Hat Club membership, we are offering a brand new LIMITED EDITION belt buckle.

    For White Hat Club membership information, contact the Foundation office at (253) 841-5065 or email hollyb@thefair.com.

    2023 Members

    • Aaron W. Reisinger
    • Andrea & Clint Thayer
    • Andrew & Kay McDonald
    • Anonymous 
    • Brendan & Kati O'Brien
    • Carl & Janette Wade
    • Chris Taylor
    • Dale & Danielle Hoyt
    • Dale & Krisi Kistenmacher
    • Donovan Family
    • Elizabeth Woods
    • Evie Lynn
    • Fields / Wildes
    • Gary & Amanda Tucci
    • Gary & Debra Larson
    • Green Tech Excavation
    • Jason Wade
    • Jay Beck
    • Jonathan & Jenna Fender
    • Kate & Justin Nikbakhsh
    • Kathy Martin
    • Mark & Shannon Clancy
    • MaryLee Heslop
    • McCallum License Agency, Inc.
    • Mel & Edna Kelso
    • Michael & Elizabeth Isakson
    • Folktown
    • Lumberjack Popcorn Company
    • Peter & Barbara Briner
    • Price-Peterson Travel & Cruises
    • Rainier Excavating, Inc.
    • Randy & Mary Anderson
    • Redefining You Foundation
    • Rieder Family Medical Buildings
    • Rob & Niki Campbell
    • Roger & Kory Knutson
    • Roxanne Rose
    • Scott & Whitney Jamison
    • SNA Financials
    • Specialized Landscaping, Inc.
    • The Karnes Family
    • Tom & Susan Shjerven
    • Tulsa Community Foundation

    2022 Members

    • Kim & DJ Arnone
    • Jason & Holly Ball
    • Chris and Chrissy Bartlett
    • Paul & Tanja Bishop
    • Candace Porter Blancher
    • Brenda & Gary Burnum
    • Debbie Connell
    • Heather & Dave Curbow
    • Betty DeFazio
    • Carolyn Dimmer
    • Brian & Cari Dixon
    • Jim & Claudette Duris
    • Chris & Autumn Gildon
    • Mike & Margie Heinz
    • Jared & Jesslynn Heslop
    • Jeff & Kristin Hogan
    • Kent & Carolyn Hojem
    • Evergreen Fire Protection, Inc
    • Mel & Edna Kelso
    • Gary & Debra Larson
    • Ren & Kathy Martin
    • Dawn & Rob Masko
    • Abbie Matlock
    • Renee & Andre McClain
    • Andrew & Kay McDonald
    • Murrey's Disposal J
    • ustin & Kate Nikbakhsh
    • Ryan & Samantha Olivarez
    • Steve & Therese Pasquier
    • Old Cannery Furniture
    • Dave Radcliffe
    • Nick & Abby Selden
    • Blair & Jackie Sexton
    • Tom & Susan Shjerven
    • John & Jill Starks
    • Trent, Toni, & Mackenzie Stewart
    • Gary & Amanda Tucci
    • Judy & Raymond Vidal
    • Carl & Janette Wade
    • Tom & Teri Walrath
    • John & Kim Waterstraat
    • Randy & Lisa Wilson
    • The Winters Family
    • John & Willie Zimmerman

    2021 Members

    • 1st Security Bank
    • Andre and Renee McClain
    • Carl and Janette Wade
    • Carolyn J. Dimmer
    • Charles and Candace Sundsmo
    • Dan and Andrea McClung
    • Diane Wagner
    • Don and Judye Hawkins
    • Duris Concessions
    • Ed and Sheri Van Veldhouse
    • Elements
    • Gary and Amanda Tucci
    • Janet Zimmerman
    • Jared and Jessalynn Heslop
    • Jay Beck
    • Jeff and Kelly Chambers
    • John and Sophia Hall
    • Justin and Joleen Jones
    • Kent and Vicki Rohrs
    • Korum for Kids
    • L & L Printing
    • Melvin and Edna Kelso
    • Old Cannery Furniture
    • Pegasus Lifts, LLC
    • Randy and Mary Anderson
    • Rex and Tabatha Johnson
    • Tom and Linda Mitchell
    • William Lee

    2020 Members

    • Debbie Connell
    • Jeffrey & Merleanne Lange
    • Jeff & Ellen McVicker
    • Kappy Names

    2019 Members

    • Randy & Mary Anderson
    • Jason & Holly Ball
    • Michelle & Robert Davis
    • Paul& Cari DeGoede
    • Mike & Karyn Egan
    • Frank & Kay Gallo
    • Steve Haney
    • Jared & Jesslynn Heslop
    • Kent & Carolyn Hojem
    • Mel & Edna Kelso
    • Gary & Debra Larson
    • Tyra & Jerry Larson
    • Drew & Chris Lucurell
    • Ren & Kathy Martin
    • David & Celeste Morris
    • Mark & Chas Mullins
    • Ken & JoAnn Scholz
    • Scott & Vicky Selden
    • Don & Nora Thompson
  • Fair Benches

    Sponsoring a bench is a meaningful way to put down roots at one of your favorite places, to celebrate milestones, and/or to honor loved ones. Your family will enjoy seeing your bench on the grounds year after year and your bench will provide much-appreciated seating for fair guests – compliments of you.

    With your $2,700 donation, a red 6’ transit-style bench will be produced. Each bench includes a 3”x10” bronze dedication plaque for your custom inscription. Your message can include up to 3 lines of text with 25 characters on each line. Benches will be placed on the grounds once production is complete, usually within 12 weeks. If you’d like to see your bench at the Washington State Fair in September, your order must be received no later than May 1.

    Buy A Bench

  • Farm At SillyVille Pavers

    Purchase a Paver at SillyVille and Support the Foundation

    SillyVille pavers are located at the grand entrance to the Farm at SillyVille .

    By purchasing a paver you leave a bit of yourself on the Fairgrounds - in celebration of a milestone, in honor of a loved one, or just stamping your name on one of your favorite places. Your purchase will also help the Washington State Fair Foundation support the growth of The Fair’s educational programs at the Farm at SillyVille and ensure that agricultural education continues to be a part of this state-of-the-art project.

    Pavers are ordered in batches and installed in August. Bricks ordered by June 30 will be installed before the Washington State Fair each year.

    Buy A Paver

    Paver Pricing

    • Small Paver - $99 for a limited time! Includes four lines of text. No line can exceed 15 characters, including spaces.
    • Large Paver - $99 for a limited time! Includes a logo or piece of art or six lines of large text with 12 characters including spaces per line on your paver; an EPS file with artwork is required.

    The Fine Print

    Pavers may be ordered anytime, but the deadline to order your brick for the Washington State Fair is June 30. We will make every effort to have your brick installed so you can show it to your family and friends when you visit The Fair. Once your brick is installed, you will receive an email informing you of its completion status. We do not guarantee placement before Spring Fair, only if weather is permitting.

    Inscriptions must be in good taste, keeping in mind that the Washington State Fair is a family-friendly entertainment venue. The Foundation reserves the right to refuse inscriptions that include salacious, lewd, or foul language and/or that evoke negativity, bigotry or incite political controversy.

    Exact placement of each paver is at the discretion of the Washington State Fair. At your request, Foundation staff will also notify an honoree of your donation.

    These pavers are not tax deductible items.

  • Legacy Gifts & Endowments

    Leave a Legacy at The Fair

    Legacy giving, sometimes generally referred to as “planned giving,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Legacy gifts are typically prepared with a financial planner and are meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. As the name suggests, most donors want to leave a legacy or memory of their life through their posthumous giving. In most cases, a legacy gift is made upon someone’s death, but not always. Legacy giving can take a number of forms, including recurring donations that begin while the donor is alive and continue after they’re deceased. Additionally, legacy gifts don’t have to be monetary, they can include material goods, property, stocks or anything that is of value to the beneficiary.

    For more information and to leave your legacy at The Fair, please contact Holly Ball at hollyb@thefair.com or (253) 841-5065.

    We honor the following members that are giving part of their legacy:

    • Richard Campbell
    • Don & Vera Henderson
    • Rick & Joan Myers
    • The John F. Porter Family
    • David & Gretchen Schodde
    • Dan Sharp
    • Debbie Connell

Contact The Foundation

Foundation Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

Address & Directions

Washington State Fair Foundation
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Map It

Enter through the Administration Office doors near the corner of 9th and Meridian.


(253) 841-5120 or (253) 841-5065
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Holly Ball, Foundation Executive Director

Kim Arnone, Foundation Coordinator

Savannah Fry, Foundation Assistant

About The Foundation

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