- Mobility Devices
Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair and 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: $65 ($45 after 5pm)
- Service Animals
Service Animals are welcome throughout the facility. Comfort animals and family pets are not allowed on fair campus property. Initial screening will take place at all fair entrance gates.
What is a service animal?
A dog or miniature horse individually trained to help someone with a disability. Emotional support animals and service animals in training 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. Animal vests that say "Service Animal" does not establish qualifications as such. Screening questions will include the following:
- Is the animal required due to a disability?
- What tasks or functions is the animal trained to perform?
What is required of my service animal when onsite?
We do not allow service animals on rides. Once on fair property, service animals are required to be under the control of their handler at all times.
- The animal should be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless such equipment interferes with the animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices.
- In such cases, the individual must maintain control through voice, signal, or other effective methods.
If a service animal poses a direct threat or the animal causes a significant disruption, the individual and their service animal may be asked to leave the premises.
- Sign Language Interpreters
Sign language interpreters can be available during the Washington State Fair to assist hearing impaired guests and employees. Please arrange for an interpreter in advance. To request an interpreter for Grandstand Concerts, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 253-841-5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance. Requests made after that may not be accommodated.
- Gate Admission
Guests with mobility issues, developmental or intellectual disabilities that require additional care from an attendant/caregiver will receive complimentary admission for their caregiver when they purchase a ticket to the Washington State Fair. Please notify our ticket takers when you enter through our gates for complimentary admission for your attendant/caregiver.
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
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.
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 Umpqua 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 water filling stations in various locations through the Washington State Fair Events Center.
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 the information booth next to Extreme Scream. 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, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 7pm, as crowds permit. Please note, we are closed on Wednesday, September 6. They are ADA accessible. You'll find stops throughout the facility.
- Information BoothDuring the Washington State Fair, the information booth is located next to the Extreme Scream. You'll find friendly attendants who will help you find whatever it is you’re looking for at The Fair.