ADA Information

The Washington State Fair strives to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. It is committed to making the 160-acre facility accessible to all its guests. Request for event related accommodations available to persons with disabilities should be made directly to the Event Promoter of the show you will be attending.

Accessible Services

  • Wheelchairs

    Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair and Handicap Scooter rentals are available at the Gold, Blue, Green and Red Gate. A valid state I.D. or credit card will be held for collateral with each rental. Credit cards and cash are accepted for payments at all rental locations.

    Rental Pricing Strollers:

    • Strollers: $12
    • Wagons: $17
    • Wheelchairs: $25
    • Scooters: $60 ($45 after 5pm)

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  • Service Animals

    Service Animals are welcome throughout the facility. Pets are not permitted.

    What is a service animal?

    A dog or miniature horse individually trained to help someone with a disability. Emotional support animals are not service animals.

    Do I need proof that my animal is a service animal?

    No. You don't need proof that your animal is a service animal, and you don't need to describe your disability. We may ask the following questions:

    • Is the animal a service animal required because of a disability?
    • What work or tasks are the animal trained to perform.
  • Sign Language Interpreters

    Sign language interpreters are available from 2pm - 8pm daily during the Washington State Fair to assist hearing impaired guests and employees. Notify the attendant at the main information booth, located next to the Extreme Scream, and they will contact the interpreter on the Fairgrounds. To request an interpreter for Grandstand Concerts, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 253-841-5073 or kim@thefair.com at least 72 hours in advance. Requests made after that may not be accommodated.

  • Gate Admission

    If a disabled guest purchases a gate ticket and notifies the ticket seller or ticket taker that they need an Attendant/Caregiver to assist them, the Attendant can proceed to the disabled/stroller entrance with the disabled guest and receive complimentary admission to the Washington State Fair.

  • Parking

    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. Accessible parking spaces 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
  • Restrooms

    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. A family-sized restroom is located in the Fair Food Court Building.

  • First Aid

    A first aid facility is located between the Gold and Blue Gates. It is staffed by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. Fire department medics are also on the grounds to provide assistance. 

  • Grandstand Seating

    Guests using mobility aids (such as wheelchairs) should select accessible seating on the Grandstand map. Up to 3 additional companion seats may be purchased based on availability.

  • Stage Seating

    Dedicated areas for guests with disabilities are set up for events at the Showplace Stage, the Coca-Cola Stage, Fountain Stage and W.H. Paulhamus Arena. The space is available first-come, first-seated.

  • Rides

    In accordance with ADA statutes, any differently abled individual may ride any carnival ride, providing that the individual can enter and exit without the assistance of the ride operator.

  • 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 through the Washington State Fair Events Center.

  • Telephones

    Amplified Telephone Handset and Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) are located near the Blue Gate.

  • Fair Time Accessibility

    Information regarding accommodations for persons with disabilities is available at all four information booths, located inside the Gold/Blue and Red gates and in SillyVille. The switchboard staff on the first floor of the Administration Building can also provide information.

  • People Movers

    During the Washington State Fair, ride on People Movers, Mondays-Thursdays, 10am - 7pm, as crowds permit.  They are ADA accessible. You'll find stops throughout the facility. 

  • Information Booths
    During the Washington State Fair, information booths are located near the Gold/Blue and Red Gates, next to the Extreme Scream and in SillyVille. You'll find friendly attendants who will help you find whatever it is you’re looking for at The Fair.

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