- Security Policies
In order to make your visit to the Fair an enjoyable experience, we appreciate your compliance with our policies noted below.
All guests will be subject to bag searches and may also be subject to metal detector screening at gate entrances.
The following items are not be allowed at the Washington State Fair Events Center:
- Weapons of any kind, including knives and all firearms
- Alcoholic beverages, marijuana and illegal drugs
- Open/unsealed beverage containers
- Bicycles, skates, roller blades and skateboards
- Animals (except service or show animals)
- Any item that is deemed by the Safety Inspection Staff and/or Fair management to be dangerous
The following items are not allowed to be used at the Washington State Fair Events Center:
- Laser pens/pointers
Please do not bring these items to the Fair or you will be denied entry. Items cannot be left at the gates for storage. Items not permitted on the facility must be taken back to guests’ vehicles or put in the garbage receptacles. Any illegal items, including illegal drugs, will be turned over to the Puyallup Police Department.
The following are not allowed:
- Disruptive behavior or unlawful acts
- Solicitation, distribution, or selling of product outside of a contracted booth
- Scalping or re-sale of tickets
- Appropriate clothing and behavior are required
- Personal items brought onto the facilities may be subject to search
- Entry constitutes consent for Washington State Fair to use any film, video, or likeness of bearer for any purpose whatsoever without payment to bearer
- Will Call
All will call tickets (including gate and grandstand tickets) are available for pickup at the Exterior Box Office window, located near the Gold Gate at the corner of Meridian & 9th Ave SW.
Stroller, wagon, wheelchair and handicap scooter rentals are available at the Gold, Blue, Green and Red Gate. A valid state ID or credit card will be held for collateral with each rental. Credit cards and cash are accepted for payments at all rental locations.
- Strollers: $12
- Wagons: $17
- Wheelchairs: $25
- Scooters: $60 - ($45 after 5pm)
- Accessibility Info
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.
- Grandstand Security
We are committed to a safe environment for our guests; therefore, security screening may take place at all Grandstand entrances. Security screening includes metal detectors and bag searches. Weapons are prohibited. If you are unable to enter into a metal detector you will be subject to a pat down search. Guests who decline security measures or are found with prohibited items will be denied entrance to the Grandstand.
- Pick Up / Drop Off Zone
We have a designated pick-up/drop-off zone if you need to drop someone off at the Fair. Head south on 3rd St. SW and pick up your party at the corner of 9th Ave. SW & 3rd St SW, just east of the Red Gate (back side of Grandstand). Handicap accessible drop-off available only at the Green Gate.
- First Aid
Located in the Fair Services/State Patrol building, south of the Pavilion. The station is staffed at all times with Central Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel. Fire department EMTs are also on the grounds to provide medical assistance.
- Hand Washing Stations
Washington State Fair in partnership with Waste Connections Inc. provides approximately 300 recycling receptacles throughout the fairgrounds both during the Washington State Fair and Spring Fair and at over 150 events that take place during the rest of the year. In 2016, 63% of waste was diverted from landfills to recycling. Thank you to our Fair guests and partners for helping make this possible.
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- Information Booths
Looking for Fair information or schedules? Stop by our staffed information booths to get the information you need! Located at the Blue Gate and South of the Grandstand, near the Extreme Scream.
- Lost & Found
Lost and found articles may be dropped off or recovered at the reception desk on the first floor of the Administration Building, near the fountain at the Gold Gate. Call (253) 845-1771 to check on a lost item.
- Nursing & Changing Stations
There are three nursing stations located across the grounds, one in the women’s Red Gate restroom, one in the Merchant's Building underneath the Grandstand, and one in SillyVille. Changing tables are located in women’s restrooms near the Blue, Gold and Red Gates, Mattress Firm Showplex, near Rainier Rush, Pavilion, Expo Hall, SillyVille and Grandstand infield (south).
- Smoking & Vaping
In compliance with Washington Initiative 901 RCW 70.160, smoking or vaping is not allowed in public buildings, or within 25 feet of building entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes. The Fair offers dedicated smoking areas, which can be found on the map.
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