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Start early, set a fun theme, round up a diverse group of great talent and then turn 'em lose!!

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Setting The Theme

This year's 10-day run of the Central Washington State Fair will feature the theme  “Growing Together” which recognizes the Fair’s agricultural roots and the agriculture industry that is the backbone of the Yakima Valley, as well as focusing on programming for the community to grow and learn together.

State Fair CEO Kathy Kramer:

We are excited to welcome the community to celebrate our agricultural heritage and continue learning and enjoying the new activities we have planned for this year.

More on all that in a moment but let's get to the line-up of music acts!

Tickets for the TOYOTA MAIN STAGE concerts go on sale tomorrow 5/13 at 10 am.

Rap it up

7:30 pm Friday 9/23 -  FLO RIDA

American rapper, songwriter, and singer. His 2008 breakout single "Low" was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release.  His catalog includes the international hit singles "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling",  and more.  Having sold more than 80 million records worldwide, FLO RIDA is one of music's best-selling artists

Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Grand Final
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Play Me Some Country

7:00 pm Monday 9/26 -  GRANGER SMITH

Granger Smith is rapidly becoming a household name in the country music scene having released nine studio albums. You may have heard of his alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr. The power of music has always been in Smith’s hands...when people need hope, his songs inspire it. When people are in a tough spot, he shows them a way out. When people are looking for purpose, he is proof that sometimes purpose finds you.

66th Annual BMI Country Awards - Arrivals
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I Wanna Rock

7:00 pm Tuesday 9/27 - THEORY OF A DEADMAN

Multiplatinum award-winners deliver undeniable anthems rooted in scorching songcraft, experimental vision, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and clever pop ambition.  To date, their discography encompassed the double-platinum single “Bad Girlfriend,” platinum single “Not Meant To Be,” platinum album Scars & Souvenirs, and gold singles “Angel” and “Hate My Life.”

SiriusXM's Live Subscriber Event With Theory Of A Deadman
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Make A Joyful Noise

7:00 pm Wednesday 9/28 - CHRIS TOMLIN

It is estimated that 20-30 million people across the world sing one of Tomlin’s songs every week in church services in nearly every language. TIME magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, Chris has scored 17 #1 one radio singles, placed 29 top ten hits (more than any other Christian artist), and sold more than nine million albums with 4.5 billion career global streams.  His list of credits goes on and on.

As one of the most successful Christian touring artists today, Chris Tomlin has sold-out venues everywhere including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks in Denver and more.

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Toyota Main Stage Concert Series area is expanded with a new general admission lawn area.  Other talent is being recruited and those names will be released when the deals are struck.

As popular as the music acts are, there's a lot more going on!

What's New This Year

  • “Backyard Bounty” an Ag exhibit showcasing examples of transforming your backyard into a habitat to provide food and sustainability
  • Dole Whip - a non-dairy pineapple frozen dessert, fruit loop mini donuts, spiral potatoes on a stick with all the toppings
  • A six-lane axe throwing den
  • Día De Familia - “The Day of the Family” a festival celebrating the Hispanic culture of the Valley,
  •  “Hometown Market”  A new shopping area showcasing local new and small businesses

Ticket Info

Advance ticket discounts are available for Ride-All Day Carnival Wristbands $34.00 and advance daily Fair admission youth/senior $9 – adult $12. State Fair Park ticket office is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Toyota Main Stage Concert Series tickets are available online at etix.com or State Fair Park ticket office Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-5:00pm. For more details visit FairFun.com. Sponsored this year by Legends Casino Hotel, the CWSF will run September 23rd – October 2nd.