The Washington State Fair, formerly the Puyallup Fair, is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The fair continually ranks in the top ten largest fairs in the United States. The Washington State Fair hosts two annual events: the 21-day Washington State Fair every September, and the four-day Washington State Spring Fair every April.
Situated in Puyallup, 35 miles south of Seattle and 10 miles east of Tacoma in the shadow of Mount Rainier, the fairgrounds comprise 160 acres, with buildings and land valued at more than $54 million. Over 7,500 employees are hired each September during the Fair.