Washington State Fair to return in-person in September
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Fair is returning to Puyallup in September after it was canceled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers posted on Twitter Thursday that the Washington State Fair is back, The Seattle Times reported.
Organizers said in a statement the decision to hold the fair in-person follows Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that the state will fully reopen on June 30.
The fair closure in 2020 was the first cancelation in nearly 80 years. The event will take place Sept. 3-26, but will be closed on Tuesdays and on Sept. 8.
The fair is expected to release details soon on admissions, rides and the concert series on its website, TheFair.com. Organizers said visitors and vendors should expect some changes because of continuing COVID-19 precautions.
Concert tickets will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. June 11. This year’s lineup includes: Carrie Underwood, The Beach Boys, Ice Cube with Ginuwine, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Macklemore, Darius Rucker and Sublime With Rome.
Last year, the Washington State Fair hosted a fair food-to-go at the fairgrounds and hybrid drive-thru and walk-through events, including a drive-in movie night.
COPYRIGHT 2021 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.