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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.
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: