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CWSF Fair Farm Building is Merrill Award Finalist

Fair Farm Building
The Central Washington State Fair in Yakima's Fair Farm Building has been entertaining and educating guests for 20 years, continuing to grow and offer new experiences for young fairgoers. With signs proclaiming "Every time you eat a meal, you become a part of AGRICULTURE!" and "Remember to thank a farmer", the exhibit serves to bring children closer to the ag community. With attractions like the Fair School, Straw Maze, Pony Stable, Milking Barn, and Goat Mountain, children are entertained for hours. Shaded seating and a Mothers' Area complete the experience to increase guest length of stay. All activities at the Fair Farm Building are free with fair admission.

Racing Added to Both Weekends of the Fair!

June 19, 2018 - Every year race fans look forward to the sprint car races at the Central Washington State Fair. Sprint car racing will again be featured at the Coca-Cola Grandstands on opening weekend, but this year two more nights of car racing has been added on the final weekend of the Fair.
Opening weekend of the Fair will feature the Summer Thunder Sprint Series and Washington Street Stocks on September 21 & 22, starting at 6 p.m. each evening. It will be two big nights of racing featuring the ground-pounding, fire-breathing Sprint Cars of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.
The sprint cars will be taking on the 1/2-mile dirt track oval [...] Read More

John Michael Montgomery, Roots & Boots Tour

April 26, 2018 - Two more nights of country music have been added to the Central Washington State Fair entertainment line-up, including one big night with three incredible country music artists in one amazing show.
On Tuesday, September 25, country singer John Michael Montgomery returns to the Fair. With 15 number 1 hits to his name including “I Swear”, “I Love the Way You Love Me”, and “I Can Love You Like That”. Montgomery performs at 7 p.m. His first appearance at the Fair was in 2007.
On the following night, Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m., the Fair presents the Roots and Boots Tour featuring country singers Sammy Kershaw, [...] Read More

2018 CW State Fair Theme Announced

April 17, 2018 - Even though it is still over five months away, Central Washington State Fair organizers are well on their way to creating the next version of the annual 10-day event. With a whole new line-up
of big-name entertainment, some new foods and rides, and several other new attractions, organizers are going all out to put on another fantastic Fair.
And with their new theme “Go All Out!” they are hoping everyone who attends the Fair this year has the best time of their life and gets the most out of all the free entertainment, the exhibits and displays and all the other great food and fun that will [...] Read More

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 [...] 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 [...] 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

Lupillo Rivera to Perform at the Fair!

June 14, 2018 - Well-known Banda singer Lupillo Rivera and duranguense style musical group Los Horoscopos de Durango will be performing at the Central Washington State Fair in September.Rivera is a three-time Grammy nominated singer who won a Grammy for the Best Banda Album in 2010 for his album Tu Esclavo y Amo. He will be performing on the Corona Stage on Sunday, September 23 at 4 p.m.
Los Horoscopos de Durango, starring sisters Vicky and Marisol Terrazas, have had numerous hits on the Latin charts over the years. They will be playing at the Corona Stage on Sunday, September 30 at 4 p.m. [...] Read More

Survivor, TOAD, Air Supply to Perform!

April 19, 2018 - Legendary rock band Survivor, alternative rock band Theory Of A Deadman, and 80’s pop band Air Supply have been added to the entertainment line-up at this year’s Central Washington State Fair.
Survivor will be performing on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at the fair. The Grammy winning group has had several hits over the years including “Eye of the Tiger”, “Burning Heart”, and the “The Search is Over”, among others.
On the following night, Friday, September 28, Theory Of A Deadman will perform at the fair at 7:30 p.m. The Canadian band has had numerous top 10 hits including [...] Read More

Dan + Shay & High Valley to perform at Fair!

April 11, 2018 - One of the hottest new acts in country music Dan & Shay is set to perform on the opening night of this year’s Central Washington State Fair, followed by another up-and-coming new country duo High Valley on the opening Saturday of the Fair.
Dan & Shay will be performing on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fair. The duo - Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney - has had several recent hit singles including “From the Ground Up,” “Nothing Like You” and the most recent hit “Tequila”. On the following night, Saturday, September 22, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel, better known as High Valley [...] 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 Perform!

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 [...] Read More
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