Washington State Fair Events Center Tacoma/Olympia Area
Aug 31–Sept 23
If you've read Charlotte's Web or live anywhere in the United States, you're familiar with the essential components of a state fair: Baby animals, delightfully greasy carnival food, rides, and talent exhibits in categories ranging from baking to vegetable growing. Puyallup's decades-old, 20-day Washington State Fair, which kicks off over Labor Day weekend, promises all that and more, claiming to be one of the biggest fairs of its kind in the country. This year, concert headliners include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick (Wed Sept 19), Macklemore (Fri Sept 21), and Rascal Flatts (Sun Sept 23), among other big names.