Maybe it is biting into a warm elephant ear. Or watching a big name entertainer under the stars. Or maybe it is the thrill of a mega midway ride.
No matter what the attraction is, people come to the annual Central Washington State Fair from all over the region for fun. The food, the midway rides, the entertainment, the displays and exhibits, the barns full of animals—it seems everyone has a favorite that makes them happy.
In July 1939, a group of local businessmen formed the Central Washington Fair Association. The same association continues to run the County-owned fairgrounds and the annual agricultural fair. We continue, in the legacy of those first Yakima visionaries, to strive to present a quality, family-rated Fair where we entertain, educate and celebrate at the Central Washington State Fair!