The events schedule for the Puyallup Fairgrounds can be viewed online by going to TheFair.com, the website of the Washington State Fair, and clicking on the Calendar button at the top of the page. The Puyallup Fairgrounds annually host two major events, the Washington State Fair and the Washington State Spring Fair, as well as numerous other events including holiday markets and seasonal festivals, concerts, fundraising dinners, ski swaps and racing events.
The Washington State Fair is held over 17 days every September, while the Washington State Spring Fair is held each year over four days in April. In 2016, the Washington State Fair is set to expand from 17 to 21 days by moving the opening forward to Labor Day weekend. The Washington State Fair is ranked among the ten largest fairs in the United States and is the largest single attraction held each year in the state, attracting more than one million visitors per year. Prior to 2006, this fair was officially known as the Western Washington Fair.
Located in Puyallup, Washington, approximately 35 miles south of Seattle and 10 miles east of Tacoma, the Puyallup Fairgrounds is officially titled the "Puyallup Fair and Events Center." The fairgrounds are located at the site of former Camp Harmony, which was used as a temporary assembly center for Japanese-Americans who were interred during World War II.