Our main goal at the Central Washington State Fair is to provide a safe, family and fun environment. Questions that we are asked frequently are answered below.
Where are we? 1301 S. Fair Avenue, Yakima, Washington USA
To insure the safety and enjoyment of all Fair patrons, participants, volunteers, contractors and employees, the Central Washington State Fair may require inspection of all carry-in items: purses, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, athletic bags, duffel bags, coolers, ice chests, picnic baskets, diaper bags, strollers, packages, containers and other similar products capable of concealing prohibited items. Please leave all unnecessary
items at home or in your car.
Crowd Management Services (CMS/Starplex) and the Yakima Police Department have a strong presence at State Fair Park 24/7 during the 10 days of Fair. We strive for a safe environment for everyone.
Both agencies maintain offices on the grounds. All emergency concerns should be directed to CMS, Yakima Police Department or Fair personnel.
Fair Association does not permit gang-related dress, i.e. “colors, du rags, etc.”
If you are in need of lodging, we encourage you to try one of our partner hotels, listed below. All are located within a short drive of State Fair Park.
|Best Western Ahtanum Inn
||2408 Rudkin Road, Union Gap
|Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
||1507 N. 1st Street, Yakima
|Fairfield Inn & Suites (Showdown Host Hotel)
||137 N. Fair Avenue, Yakima
||802 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima
|Holiday Inn Express
||1001 E. "A" Street, Yakima
|Howard Johnson Hotel
||9 N. 9th Street, Yakima
||1701 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima
|Red Lion Yakima Center
||607 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima
Click on Yakima Valley logo for a complete listing of area accommodations, restaurants and other cool things to do while visiting our great Valley!
Click on Stay in the Gap logo for a complete listing of area accomodations, restaurants and other cool things to do while visiting our great Valley. Union Gap is a hop-skip-jump away from State Fair Park (within ten minutes).
Retrieving your Kids! Please do…Parents picking up their children must do so in the Transit Lot area, just west of the Deccio Administration Building. Please coordinate your pick-up time and stress punctuality with your child. Our Transit Lot is limited in size and we simply cannot accommodate a lot of vehicles during peak periods.
Daily Rentals - Rentals are located outside the SW Corner of the SunDome and nearest our Blue Gate. Look for the covered wagon! A deposit of $50 cash or a valid Driver’s License will be held until the item is returned at the end of your visit. Items are rented on a first-come,
first-served basis based on availability. We do not reserve rental items.
Wheelchairs - $20
Electric Wheelchairs - $40
Umbrella Strollers - $10
Wagons - $20
Storage - $5
Cash Machines - During Fair, Cash Machines are located at the SunDome, Grandstand, Main Plaza, Food Court, Oak Park, Valley Building, near Pink Gate (carnival area), Beer Garden. 9 locations to serve you!
Information Booth - KXDD Information Booth is located on the Main Plaza, near the Food Court. Booth is attended all open hours of the Fair.
First Aid- Entrance is outside on the east side of Modern Living Building. Emergency personnel are on the grounds all hours of the Fair.
Lost & Found-Lost & Found is located in the Security Office located in the Shattuck Building (between Pioneer Hall and Modern Living Building). Entrance is on the south side of the building.
Lost Tots & Displaced Persons -
If you become separated from a child or adult, please report to the south side of the Security Building (Shattuck Office Building, located between Pioneer Hall
& Modern Living Building). CMS Security is well connected by radio to get the word out to their team.
Lost Tots Tags - KXDD proudly sponsors “Lost Tots” tags. These tags are worn on the child’s clothing with the parents’ phone number. Parents carry the phone number for our security office. In the event the parties are separated the tags facilitate a quick reunion.
Tags are available at the KXDD Information Booth.
Smoking Policy - Please refrain from smoking within 20 feet of entry points to our buildings.