The Central Washington State Fair is still six weeks away, and it is not too early to be thinking about saving some money on advance admission tickets and ride wristbands.  The discounted admission tickets and ride wristbands will go on sale at various locations around the Yakima Valley on Monday, August 13.

By purchasing in advance, fairgoers can save $2 on general fair admission and up to $8 on a carnival ride wristband. The wristbands are sold for $25 (Tuesday-Friday) and $30 (Saturday-Monday) during the fair but in advance of the fair they sell for $22.  A wristband gets a rider on the Butler Amusement carnival rides as many times as they want for one day.

General admission during the Fair is $13 for adults (ages 13-64) but purchased in advance the GA tickets are $11.  Seniors 65 plus are $8 in advance, $10 during the Fair.  Kids 6-12 years old are $6 in advance, $8 during the Fair. Children 5 and under are free.

All branches of Banner Bank and the box office at State Fair Park will be selling fair admission tickets and carnival wristband vouchers in advance of the fair. Carnival wristband vouchers area also available at the fair box office or they may be purchased at the following locations: Wray's (Southgate, Chalet Place, Meadowbrook), AM PM (40th & Fruitvale), Fiesta Foods (Fair Ave./Nob Hill & Sunnyside) and Coastal Farm & Ranch (formerly Big R).

The discounted wristband and general admission tickets will go on sale Monday, August 13 and will be on sale through Thursday, September 20. This year’s Central Washington State Fair runs Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 30 in Yakima.