Get your 2020 Washington State Fair fix in Puyallup and beyond

A view of the fairgrounds from a previous Washington State Fair in Puyallup

Photos by Cheryl Landes

The 2020 Washington State Fair in Puyallup was cancelled this year because of the COVID pandemic, but it hasn’t vanished. There are still a few ways you can get your fair fix wherever you are.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in September from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., you can enjoy some of the traditional fair food and new flavors at the fairgrounds. Eleven vendors are participating in the Fair Food-To-Go experience, featuring scones, barbecue, Krusty Pups, funnel cakes, elephant ears, piroshky, hamburgers, and more.

The Fair Food-To-Go experience is drive-through only. Enter near the Agriplex Building at the Fifth Street Gate off 15th Avenue SW on the southwest side of the fairgrounds. The food vendors will take orders at your car and deliver the food to you. Only credit and debit cards are accepted.

Along the way, you might see a few barnyard animals, possibly these pygmy goats from a previous Washington State Fair.

Pygmy goats in a barn at a previous Washington State Fair

If you can’t come to Puyallup for the food, you can shop from anywhere at the virtual fair booths. Finish your holiday shopping early with handcrafted gifts, treat yourself to something special, or stock up on essentials. The same page has entertainment from magicians, jugglers, the One Man Band, a concert series, and other surprises.

Check out the virtual fair booths and entertainment here. And while you’re there, enter the virtual scavenger hunt for chances to win prizes. The scanvenger hunt runs every day September 4-27.

A grand prize winning pumpkin from Joel Holland at a previous Washington State Fair. It weighs 1,004 pounds!

Enter every day to increase your chances of winning the grand prize, the Ultimate Washington State Fair Experience for four with concert tickets, Fair admission, parking, $100 in food bucks, and 200 ride tickets.

The 2021 Washington State Fair is scheduled for September 3-26, and the spring fair is April 15-18.

A bountiful exhibit in one of the barns at a previous Washington State Fair

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