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Dept. of Agriculture

WSDA has been serving agriculture and the public for more than 100 years. Through service, regulation, and advocacy, we support keeping agriculture viable and vital in Washington State, while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment.

Livestock Exhibitor Information

Protecting you, your animals and the public while enjoying time at the fair is one of the many roles of our veterinarians and staff in the Animal Health program at WSDA. Our website (link below) includes important information on biosecurity at fairs, recommendations on how to keep your animals healthy while they are at the fair and various animal diseases that are important to familiarize yourself with. We encourage everyone who plans to attend a fair to take a look at this information and if you have any questions, please contact our office directly. We are always happy to help!

All About Washington Agriculture

We are the number 1 U.S. producer of Apples, Blueberries, Hops, Pears, Spearmint Oil and Sweet Cherries. Check out the link below to read more about Washington Agriculture!

Visit the Washington Agriculture Page

Agricultural Fairs

Washington's agricultural fairs provide educational opportunities for youth and promote agriculture and the welfare of rural Washington. The WSDA Agricultural Fairs Program provides approximately $2 million in financial assistance to agricultural fairs and youth shows each year. The Director of Agriculture appoints a seven-member Fairs Commission to recommend how the funds are allocated to participating fairs. Currently, 68 fairs participate in the program. The Fairs Program:

  • Coordinates the activities of the Fairs Commission,
  • Audits all required reports and information from participating fairs, and
  • Verifies that fairs operate in compliance with state law.
For a schedule of agricultural fairs and youth shows contact:
Program Staff:
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Teresa Norman Fairs Program Administrator

Washington State Fairs Commissioners
Ron Crawford** Olympia
Paul Nimmo
Greg Stewart
Lori WIlliams**
Rich Hartzell
Paul Kuber
Tim Schneider
**Fair Commissioners departing 2022

Washington State Fairs Association
Gale Sobolesky, Executive Secretary
PO Box 945, Conway, WA 98238
Tel: (360) 269-9971
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