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2020 Washington State Fair Canceled

After thoughtful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Fair. At its core, any fair, ours included, is a people-gathering event, the more people the better. That hypothesis runs contrary to the challenges of containing this pandemic. Consequently, though it was a difficult decision, it was really the only decision possible based on what we currently know. It was a decision made in what we feel are the best interests of the health and safety of all of our guests, our employees, our exhibitors; basically all of our constituents.

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Unfortunately with the cancelation of the 2020 Fair, our Open Class Livestock Shows will not be able to proceed. We will be working with our youth show partners, such as FFA, 4-H and Junior Poultry Association on how to support their 2020 efforts in the coming weeks.

If you've already submitted your entry information and competition fees, we will be contacting registered participants on the cancelation of their entries and refunding their fees via e-mail supplied at time of entry. We appreciate your patience as we roll out communications.


Have a talent you want to show off?

Participate in the Washington State Spring Fair with our Creative Kids Exhibit, Jr. Poultry Show, and Jr. Livestock Show.

Plus, each year the Washington State Fair offers the chance to show off your creativity in a variety of competitive exhibits from baking, wine making, photography, art and more! You can win the bragging rights and cash prizes by entering your masterpiece in one of our many competitive departments.

To learn more about how to enter, download the Premium Book below in your category of interest. Premium Books are only available online.

Virtual Competitions

  • Creative Kids at Home Edition

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    Entry Information

    • Creative Kids At Home
    • Kids ages 6 to 15 are invited to participate
    • There is no cost to participate
    • Contest entries will be accepted June 3-26 (online entry only)

    Entry categories include: Art, Crafts & Hobbies, Baking, Creative Writing, Photography, & Stay Home, Stay Healthy Fun Contests 

    For more information and to participate, read the entry information, then click the link below and follow instructions to enter.

  • Korum Family Arts Scholarship Competition

    Enter this VIRTUAL Competition!

    This competition is going virtual in 2020 in order to award scholarships in a timely manner for those potential winners who will be entering secondary education this fall. Students competing in the virtual competition can also participate in the JR/SR High Art Show (see info below) and drop off their artwork once art intake has been rescheduled.

    Entry Information

    For more information and to participate, read the entry information, then click the link below and follow instructions to enter.

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NOTE: Fair entry information may be subject to change after their original posting. Please check back periodically for updates.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Competitive Exhibits office at (253) 841-5074 or compexhibits@thefair.com. To receive e-mail notification of Premium Book availability, click here and select "Exhibit Entries" as your interest category.

Fair Administration Office Hours

  • Regular Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fairtime:  Daily, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (Office Closed Tuesdays and Wed, Sept. 9)

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