Central Washington State Fair in late September brings one of the largest fairs in Washington. Over 300,000 people arrive in Yakima each year for 10-days of fun. Free events include insect encounters, STEM activities, circus acts, and the farm-to-fork stage. Guests enjoy visiting different buildings such as Pioneer Hall and the Modern Living Building. Hundreds of exhibitors are featured and favorite local foods are available. Pre-sale tickets and discount days are a great way to save on admission. Tickets: weekdays $14, weekends $15.50. Carnival wristbands weekday $30, weekends $35. Children 5 & under FREE. Discounts: save on advance purchase (tickets and carnival wristbands) before opening day. Buy a season pass. Attend on Special days. Note that reserved seat concert tickets do not include gate admission, but there is a limited FREE seating area at all concerts. Find another state and county fair in Washington State.