Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Instagram

Sign up for email updates from Central Washington State Fair

Home > About > Newsroom


Final Weekend Pushes Fair Attendance Over 326,000!

October 2, 2017 - A record final Sunday crowd helped push the attendance of the Central Washington State Fair to 326,273. On Sunday, 51,416 people came through the gates, added to the 58,850 people that attended the fair on the final Saturday, making this the best attended fair in recent history.
Saturday’s attendance was just short of the record final Saturday attendance of 59,551 set last year. Last year’s total attendance was 312,191.
This year’s attendance was up considerably as people came out to enjoy the unique Fair foods, fun, entertainment, exhibits and more.
“It really was a great fair,” said fair president and general manager Greg Stewart about the Fair’s 125th [...] Read More

Smash Mouth/Mark Chesnutt to appear at Fair

May 3, 2017 - Pop band Smash Mouth and hugely successful country singer Mark Chesnutt will be rounding out the entertainment line-up at this year’s Central Washington State Fair in September.
Smash Mouth will be performing on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at the Fair. Their debut album, “Fush Yu Mang” went double platunm and their second album “Astrolounge,” went quadruple platinum, and featured several top-ten hits including; “All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”.
On Saturday, September 30, country singer Mark Chesnutt will perform at the Fair at 7:30 p.m. One of the most successful country performers of all time, Chesnutt has 23 top ten country hits [...] Read More

2017 Central Washington Fair Theme Announced

March 27, 2017 - This year the Central Washington State Fair is celebrating its 125th birthday. In celebration of the milestone, fair organizers are going to be putting on an extra special event come late September. As an invite to everyone to come help celebrate, this year’s Fair theme is “Let’s Party”
“This year’s Fair is going to be one big birthday celebration,” said Fair President and General Manager Greg Stewart. “We’re throwing a party and we want everyone to come!”
Stewart said plans for the 125 celebration have been underway since last year and fairgoers will find [...] Read More

LeAnn Rimes to appear at the Fair!

March 1, 2017 - Country pop singer LeAnn Rimes will be performing on the opening Saturday of the 2017 Central Washington State Fair. The Grammy Award winning artist will appear at the Fair on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:30pm.
Rimes, who hit the top of the country charts at the age of 13 with the song “Blue,” has had a number of other top 40 hits on the country, pop and AC charts over the past decade.
The LeAnn Rimes concert is part of the U.S. Cellular® Concert Series.
General admission bleacher seats for the LeAnn Rimes concert is free with admission to the Fair, however a limited amount of reserved seating is available for purchase. [...] Read More

Replacement Act for Montgomery Gentry Announced

September 14, 2017 - After the tragic passing of Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, the Central Washington State Fair has booked Tanya Tucker as a replacement act.
Tanya Tucker is an award-winning country music star with a remarkable 45-year career. Her songs have been placed on the top ten multiple times, including her well-known singles, “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” “Blood Red And Goin’ Down,” and “Here’s Some Love”.
Tanya Tucker is scheduled to perform Tuesday, Sept 26th at the Central Washington State Fair.
Paid ticket holders have until Saturday, Sept 16th at 5 PM to [...] Read More

John Kay & Steppenwolf/En Vogue to appear at Fair!

April 12, 2017 - Legendary rock band Steppenwolf and one of the most popular R&B groups of all time have been signed to perform at the Central Washington State Fair in September.
John Kay and Steppenwolf will be performing on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fair. Powered by Kay’s gritty vocals, Steppenwolf’s blues-based rock burst onto the scene in the summer of 1968. The band has had a number of hits including the timeless classics "Born To Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "The Pusher," and "Rock Me." The following night, Friday, September 29, Pop/R&B group En Vogue will perform [...] Read More

Montgomery Gentry/Williams & Ree to appear at Fair

March 22, 2017 - Comedy and country music lovers will be happy to hear that officials of the Central Washington State Fair have signed two more acts for this year’s Fair.
Williams and Ree, known as the “Indian and White Guy” will open the Fair as part of the U.S. Cellular® Concert Series on Friday, September 22 at 7:30. A fan favorite, the duo has played the Fair three times before and are a hit with their unique brand of comedy and music.
Montgomery Gentry will be performing on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Fair. The popular country duo has sold millions of albums and has fourteen [...] Read More
Back to
< Back