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Washington State Fair will go ahead this year as state reopens

PUYALLUP, Wash. - The Washington State Fair is back.

Organizers announced Thursday that the fair will go ahead this year after Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement that the state would fully reopen on June 30. The fair was closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair, fondly known by many as "The Puyallup," is Washington state's largest single public event, attracting over a million people.

It will run from Sept. 3 to 26 this year. closed on Tuesdays and Sept. 8.

Fair organizers say health and safety will be a top priority for guests, staff and vendors. High-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized, and hand-washing stattions will be provided.

More details about admission, rides and concerts will be announced soon on the fair's website, organizers said.