The Annual Pride Day At The Fair celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, providing a welcome for all members of our community, our families and allies for a day of fun and visibility at the Central Washington State Fair. Pride Day At The Fair is presented by Yakima Pride in partnership with several Washington based LGBTQ+ organizations and more.

This is an independent event and is not endorsed or sponsored by the State Fair Park or Central Washington State Fair.

Pride Day At The Fair is presented by Yakima Pride in partnership with some amazing LGBTQ+ PRIDE organizations and more!

TICKETS / Gate Admission Prices

Regular Gate Admission

Sept 28, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

  • $16.00 Adults (Sat-Sun)
  • $9.50 Youth (ages 6-12)
  • $11.50 Seniors (ages 65+)
  • $8 Military & First Responders
  • $9 Family of Military & First Responders
  • Children 5 & under FREE

WEAR A PURPLE SHIRT. BE VISIBLE. BE CREATIVE.

We encourage attendees to WEAR A PURPLE SHIRT and use their creativity when selecting a shirt (as long as it's PURPLE! 💜). Just please keep in mind that Central Washington State Fair is open to the general public and there will be people of all ages present. Make sure to sprinkle some RAINBOW 🌈 PRIDE swag on your outfit too! LGBTQ+ visibility during Pride Day At Fair matters and we want to make sure it is easy for us all to connect for all of the fun activities throughout the day!

Fair Map

Map of the Central Washington State Fair

Central Washington State Fair Map

  • Printable Map: click here
  • Download & Save: to save the map image to your phone; press and hold, option to save to phone or camera roll. Easy viewing later! Maps are also avaible at the fair grounds.

Schedule and Information

Save this photo to your mobile device for easy reference during the event!

10:30AM / SHUTTLE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS / GATEWAY CENTER

  • Free Parking and Shuttle Bus Rides to the Fair Grounds.
  • Gateway Center, 16 N Fair Ave., Yakima, Washington (Target, Big Lots!)
  • Yakima Transit provides free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair. Buses will begin operating at 10:30AM. Buses stop at 11:30PM.

SHUTTLE PICKUP AREAS / YELLOW FLAGS

  1. Bob's Burger & Brew Yakima (In front)
  2. Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center (Street Side, in front of Target)

All passengers will be taken directly to the fairgrounds!

11:00AM / FAIR PARK OPENS / GRAB A MAP!

  • Buy your tickets early and avoid the lines.

11:30AM / MEET-UP / GROUP PHOTO OP #1

Meet at the Agriculture Building (Ag Bldg)

  • Look for YAKIMA PRIDE VOLUNTEERS to help you get ready for an amazing GROUP PHOTO!

1:00PM / SAY HELLO! / ALL-ALASKAN RACING PIGS

Located at the Oak Park Plaza

  • Pork-belly laughs are a certain result when the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs pay a visit. You may not think of little porkers when sports is the conversation, but these fuzzy little racers will make you reconsider the meaning of “professional athlete.” And “fast food.”

2:00PM / MEET-UP / FAIR FOOD WITH PRIDE

Meet at the Pacific Power Community Stage

  • Grab some food and head over at the Pacific Power Community Stage eating area and enjoy some TASTY fair food together!
  • Look for YAKIMA PRIDE VOLUNTEERS!
  • Don't forget the RAINBOW ICE CREAM CONES for dessert! PPC Stage Entertainment - STREET BEAT

REMINDER / BUY TICKETS FOR THE GIANT WHEEL

  • Buy 5 Ride Tickets = 1 Trip on Giant Wheel.
  • Ticket Kiosks and Ticket ATM machines are located in the Midway.

5:30PM MEET-UP / GROUP PHOTO OP #2

RIDE THE GIANT WHEEL & LINE-UP

  • Get In Line Together & Let's Fill This Ride With PURPLE PRIDE!
  • Group photo will take place once the GIANT WHEEN LINE TURNS PURPLE with shirts!
  • 5 ride tickets needed for 1 trip on Giant Wheel.
  • Ticket Kiosks and Ticket ATM machines are located in the Midway.

7:30PM / FREE CONCERT / OPTIONAL

See Creedence Clearwater Revisited LIVE on the Corona Stage!

  • General admission Concert seating is FREE with gate admission, however, a limited amount of reserved seating is available for purchase. Reserved seating tickets do not include gate admission.
  • More http://creedence-revisited.com
  • The Corona Extra Stage Beer Garden is located at the south end of the Corona Extra Stage area. Beer Garden opens two hours prior to Main Stage attractions.

Treat your ticket(s) like cash and keep in a safe place Lost or stolen passes WILL NOT and CANNOT be replaced by the Fair Association.

YAKIMA PRIDE SELFIE CONTESTS!

#PrideDayAtTheFair

TAKE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES & SHARE THEM WITH US!

SELFIES WITH THE STATUE MAN CONTEST / ROAMING

  • The first 5 people that take a selfie with the STATUE MAN and post it on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM or TWITTER with the hashtags #YAKIMAPRIDE #PRIDEDAYATTHEFAIR wins an Official Pride Day At The Fair poster! (Winner will be notified after the event.)

SELFIES WITH THE BIG BROWN FLUFFY COW CONTEST (ALL DAY)

Coastal's Barnville Petting Zoo (Oak Park Plaza)

  • The first 5 people that take a selfie with the BIG BROWN FLUFFY COW and post it on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM or TWITTER with the hashtags #YAKIMAPRIDE #PRIDEDAYATTHEFAIR wins an Official Pride Day At The Fair poster! (Winner will be notified after the event.)

COTTON CANDY EATING CONTEST (4:30PM)

Presented by Central Washington State Fair in front of the Gazebo

  • This event is open to all fairgoers, age 10 & older. See who can finish a bag of Cotton Candy the fastest! Sign up to participate in front of the Gazebo beginning at 4:30pm, on the day of the event. Prizes given by CWSF.
  • The first person that take a selfie eating PURPLE COTTON CANDY and posts it on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM or TWITTER with the hashtags #YAKIMAPRIDE #PRIDEDAYATTHEFAIR wins an Official Pride Day At The Fair poster! (Poster winner will be notified by Yakima Pride.)

Central Washington State Fair Information

  • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
  • CASH MACHINES
  • DAILY RENTALS
  • FIRST AID
  • LOST & FOUND
  • PARKING
  • TRANSIT SCHEDULE
  • WILL CALL

All of this information can be found on the official Central Washington State Fair website:

Press Release

2019 Pride Day At The Fair - Central Washington State Fair