State Fair Park
State Fair Park

The Yakima Valley has known for decades.  Now the rest of the Pacific Northwest is up to speed as former Central Washington State Fair President Greg Stewart is recognized for his longtime leadership and participation in Fair-related organizations.

Last Saturday, January 18, the recently retired Greg Stewart was honored as “Show Person of the Year” by the Northwestern Showmen’s Club at their annual ball in Portland.  The Northwestern Showmen’s Club is a non-profit organization consisting of members from the amusement, entertainment, fairs, and festival industry.

Stewart joined the Fair in Yakima 1972 and took over as general manager the following year.  In his time overseeing the Fair it has grown from a 5-day to a 10-day fair and has become the biggest family event in Eastern Washington.

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