The Central Washington State Fair in Yakima begins on Friday, September 23rd and ends on Sunday, October 2nd. There is so much about this year’s fair to look forward to, from the food, to the concerts, cooking demonstrations, STEM exhibits, PBR Rodeo, livestock and agriculture exhibits, and what kids all over the Yakima Valley are looking forward to the most, THE RIDES AT THE FAIR! 

We got a chance to step onto the State Fair Park grounds for a behind-the-scenes look at all of the rides of the fair. Some of the rides already have their ticket prices up and others will get them in place by the time you arrive.

For your information: Carnival Wristbands are $40 on Mondays-Thursdays and the price increases to $45 for all-you-can-ride wristbands for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You can purchase a Fair Pass here and get in any day of the fair!

Let’s take a look at all of the rides at the fair, beginning with the rides for the wee little ones. In most cases, rides for the youngest fair goers are 3 tickets per person per ride. Next, we'll look at some of the game booths, and then we'll see what "big kid" rides will be at the 2022 Central Washington State Fair. In some cases, we'll get to see how many tickets the rides cost!

Fair Rides For Little Ones


Rides at the Central Washington State Fair for Little Bitty Kids


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Game Booths:

Here are the game booths at the fair this year.

Game Booths at the Fair This Year

Attractions That Cost Cash

Next, we’ll take a look at some other ride attractions at the Central Washington State Fair that don’t take tickets, they take cash!

Ride Attractions at the CWSF That Costs Cash


Rides For All Ages

Now let’s look at the other rides for kids of all ages! In most cases there is a height limit to get on the fair rides, so be forewarned. Most of the bigger rides are 5 tickets each.

Rides at the CWSF Fair and Game Booths




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