Ten days of enjoyment at the state fair

125 years in the making

Weekend Schedule


Noon - The Fairgrounds opens. Free parking and $1 gate admission from noon to 4 p.m.

All Exhibits open until 11 p.m. Carnival opens from noon to 11 p.m. Hourly entertainment changes on the stages

6 p.m. Fall Brawl Sprint cars in the Grandstands

7:30 p.m. - Williams and Res on the Corona Stage.


11 a.m. – Gates open

All Exhibits open until 11 p.m. Carnival opens from noon to 11 p.m. Hourly entertainment changes on the stages

6 p.m. Fall Brawl Sprint Races in the grandstands.

7 p.m. - Jest in time Circus on the Pacific Power stage

7:30 p.m. LeeAnn Rimes


11 a.m. Gates open

3, 5 and 7 p.m. Racing Pigs

4 p.m. La Original Banda El Limon on the Corona Stage.

State Fair Wine Garden open for daily wine tasting.


11 a.m. Gates open

Entertaining stages change hourly from 1-9 p.m. around the park. Including Walk on the Wild Side - Exotic animals

3, 5 and 7 p.m. Racing Pigs

9 p.m. – Mark Yuzik, Hypnotist appearing daily on the pacific Power Stage.

Livestock shows schedule begins at 10 a.m. in the Durand Arena. STEM contests will be held daily at the Washington State building.

— The 125th Central Washington State Fair opens its gates to the public Friday, and what a fair it will be, according to fair officials.

Displays of many of the early days of the fair will be scattered among the historic fair exhibit buildings, fair manager Greg Stewart said.

In addition, the dairy barn is scheduled to get a name change Saturday as a part of the fair ceremonies, fair director LaVonne Boogerd of the Lower Valley said.

“We’ll be unveiling a plaque honoring longtime fair support and Yakima Valley dairyman Bob Golob at 1 p.m. Saturday,” she said.

A ribbon cutting will be held at the Dairy Barn, which underwent major renovations last year, as it is renamed Robert Golob Milking Barn, Boogerd said.

Then later this week, area 4-H groups, like the Lower Valley Critter Sitters, will be taking their entries to the fair and setting up their exhibits for opening day.

The majority of Lower Valley FFA chapters will all be competing at the fair.

Tuesday, the Sunnyside Christian High School FFA chapter met to finalize plans for their chapter exhibit in the agricultural building, school principal Dena Wagenaar.

Professional name entertainment opening the fair Friday is the popular Williams and Ree at 7:30 p.m. on the Corona stage. In the Coco-Cola Grandstands, the Sprint cars will burst around the track.

The Fair opens at noon on Friday with a special promotion offering free parking and admission for only $1, until 4 p.m.

Along with free shuttle rides from the Gateway Center to the fairgrounds, there will be a variety of free fair admissions specials.

Fairgoers who are looking for ways to save money on admission and rides at this year’s Central Washington State Fair have even more ways to save this year, officials said.

From $1 admission and free parking, to free admission with a food donation, to other special deals, there are several chances to enjoy this year’s Fair for not a whole lot of money.


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