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VANCOUVER PNE
VANCOUVER
AUGUST 16–SEPTEMBER 1
The PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) has been in operation
for 101 years, and draws 900,000 visitors during its 17 days.
Loaded with cultural demonstrations, performances, rides,
fair food and more, the PNE is nonstop fun. Just remember to
take cash — the debit machines on the fairgrounds only take
Canadian cards. pne.ca

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON
FAIR
LYNDEN | AUGUST 11–16
From cat dioramas to demolition
derbies to delightful goats, the
NW Washington Fair in Lynden is full
of funnel cake-infused fun. Wednesday
entry is half off with a can or nonperishable
item for the food bank. Tickets
for rides sold separately. This year’s special
guests are Huey Lewis on the mainstage
on Friday the 15th and Collective
Soul on Saturday the 16th.
nwwafair.com

WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
PUYALLUP | SEPT. 5–21
Rodeos, concerts, rides and
more, the Washington State Fair is
the big one around here. Performers
this year include Chicago with REO
Speedwagon, Toby Keith and Amy
Grant. And goats. Did we mention all
the goats?
thefair.com

SKAGIT COUNTY FAIR
MT VERNON | AUGUST 6–9
The 2014 theme for the
Skagit County Fair is “There’s Magic
in the Fair.” We don’t know what
that means, but we want to find out.
The event we’re watching closely is
the Diaper Derby, in which crawling
babies duke it out for the title of fastest
crawler. Racers must be non-walkers
ages 6-18 months old. August 7th at
6 p.m.
skagitcounty.net/fair

WHIDBEY ISLAND FAIR
WHIDBEY ISLAND
JULY 31–AUGUST 3
A classic, old-fashioned county fair, The
Whidbey Island Fair is celebrating its
90th year. The fair showcases the best
in crops and agriculture in the Whidbey
Island area, including a parade in
downtown Langley, WA and lots of
prizes for canning, needlework, fine arts
and more.
whidbeyislandfair.com