State Fair: It’s party time

The Washington State Fair, billed as the Evergreen State’s biggest party, returns for another run Sept. 1-24 in Puyallup. Here’s what to know before you go:

  • Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6.
  • Pre-fair admission prices: Adults $11, kids 6 to 18 $9 (5 and under free), seniors (62-up) $9. Admission prices starting Sept. 1: Adults $14, kids 6 to 18 $10.50 (5 and under free), seniors $10.50.
  • Special admission: Military Mondays–retired, active and reserve military members and their dependents admitted free on Sept. 4, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18. Pierce County Thursdays—2-for-1 on Sept. 7, 14 and 21. School Supply Drive—Free admission on Sept. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with donation of new school supplies. Benefits Communities in Schools.
  • Parking in fair lots: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends.

    The midway is one of the popular spots at the Washington State Fair. (The Fair/courtesy photo)