Ways to Give

Your Gift Makes a Difference!

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 collections in Hobby Hall. 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.

Donate Online

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 p...

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!

    Amazon Smile

    Shop Amazon Smile. You will still get those amazing Amazon deals and your Prime membership perks, but by shopping smile.amazon.com and choosing Washington State Fair Foundation as your charity of choice, we will recieve a percentage of your spending with each transaction.

  • White Hat Club

    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 show the world you’re one of the good guys.

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

    2018 Members

    • Bob, Rob and Billy Marcoe
    • Sales Family
    • Candace Blancher
    • Justin & Kate Nikbakhsh
    • Tom & Mary Lou Tebb
    • Steven & Maryanna Hatting
    • Randy & Lyn Anderson
    • Andrew & Kay McDonald
    • Carl & Janette Wade
    • Mike Cinat

    2017 Members

    • Randy and Lyn Anderson
    • Jeff and Kelly Chambers
    • Toby and Jennifer Donovan
    • Mark and Valerie Gingrich
    • Dennis and Patti Hogenson
    • Mark Johnson
    • Jerry and Germaine Korum
    • Ren and Kathy Martin
    • Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
    • Gary and Amanda Tucci
    • Ed and Judy Root

    2016 Members

    • Robert and Connie Wekell

    2015 Members

    • Robert and Betty Adler
    • Jim and Claudette Duris
    • Denny and Patti Elvins
    • Ren and Kathy Martin
    • Justin and Kate Nikbakhsh
    • Randy and Lisa Wilson
    • The Wolfe Family

    2014 Members

    • Anonymous
    • Randy and Lyn Anderson
    • Richard and Keriann Cockrell
    • Mayor Mike and Patty Deal
    • Mike and Karyn Egan
    • Don and Judye Hawkins
    • Dan Japhet
    • Korum for Kids Foundation
    • Ren and Kathy Martin
    • Jeff and Ellen McVicker
    • John and Karen Strub
    • Kemer Nelson
    • Woodworth Capital, Inc.
    • Glen and Debbie Zevenbergen
  • Memorial 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 $2,500 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

  • Pavers in Classic Coaster Park

    Maybe it’s the place where you held your first job and had your first kiss, or perhaps it’s the family traditions surrounding your annual trip here, but nothing evokes such strong or fond memories like The Fair.

    Your personalized brick will be installed on the Classic Coaster Park pathway and serve as a reminder of all of your Fair memories. Each paver is 7" x 8.75".

    Paver Pricing:

    • $150 includes four lines of text. No line can exceed 16 characters, including spaces
    • $300 includes a logo or piece of art on your paver; an EPS file with artwork is required

    By purchasing a brick you leave a bit of yourself on the grounds - 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, facilitate enhancements to the fairgrounds, and ensure that The Fair’s founding legacy lives on through preservation projects.

    Bricks are ordered in batches and installed twice a year (depending on the number of orders, when the orders are received and pending weather for inscription). Bricks ordered by the appropriate deadline will be installed before Spring Fair and Washington State Fair each year.

    Buy A Paver


    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 a postcard via USPS. 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.

  • Farm At SillyVille Pavers

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

    These pavers are similar to the pavers found in the Classic Coaster Park, but will help to support continued agricultural education for children.

    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.

    Paver Pricing

    • Small Paver - $150 Includes four lines of text. No line can exceed 15 characters, including spaces.
    • Large Paver - $245 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.

    Buy A Paver


    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 a postcard via USPS. 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

    Friends of the Foundation that have made provisions for The Fair in their estate plans are honored in our Legacy Giving Club. Planned gifts of any size to the Washington State Fair Foundation as part of an estate plan and/or the creation of an endowment fund with a minimum gift of $50,000 qualify for membership. If you have made provisions for The Fair, we hope you will allow us to include you by sharing that information with us.

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

    • Don & Vera Henderson
    • Rick & Joan Myers
    • The John F. Porter Family
    • David & Gretchen Schodde

    For information on legacy giving, call Holly Ball at (253) 841-5065.

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.

Contacts

(253) 841-5120 or (253) 841-5065
Email - Facebook - Instagram

Holly Ball, Foundation Development Manager
hollyb@thefair.com

Kim Arnone, Foundation Coordinator
kima@thefair.com

About The Foundation

Thank You To Our Foundation Sponsors

Join Our E-Club

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news, special discounts, exclusive concert pre-sales and more!

Download our mobile app with interactive map!

Get it on Google Play
Get it in the Apple Store
Mobile Washington State Fair screenshot