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Each year, the Central Washington State Fair has a lot to offer.

Whether it’s food, rides, or an animal barn, visitors want some form of entertainment.

If show is your thing, this year’s line-up is diverse and fun.

toyota concert series

Tickets are required for the concert at Toyota Main Stage this year. Purchasing a concert ticket includes admission to the fair on the same day as the show if purchased in advance. For more information and tickets, visit

Concert tickets are on sale at and at the State Fair Park Box Office, 1301 S. Fair Ave., Monday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm. Options are:

Reserved seats on the flat asphalt area in front of the stage in chairs with backrests.

Lawn general admission and standing room only.

A new VIP experience, including perks like a private entrance, shaded seating, single appetizers, no-host bar and more.

Prior to each scheduled concert, tickets are sold near the main stage if the show is not sold out.

ADA accessible tickets are available by phone or internet. Call extension 509-248-7160. 110 for additional assistance.

The War and Sawyer Brown concert marks the fair’s 130th anniversary. All tickets to these two shows of his are $18.92 (1892 was the year of the first Central Washington State Fair). Fair entrance fees are also included in the ticket purchase.

Musician Flo Rida will perform at the 2021 Hearts and Stars Gala on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Space Park Miami in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Ross/Invision/AP)

Flo Rida, September 23 at 7:30 PM

Tramar Lacel Dillard, popularly known as Flo Rida, came onto the scene in 2007 when his single “Low” was No. 1 in the US for 10 weeks. The single broke his digital download sales record upon release.

Flo Rida continues to make songs like ‘Right Round’, ‘Club Can’t Handle Me’, ‘Wild Ones’, ‘Whistle’ and ‘My House’.

Opening for Flo Rida is local rapper Coaster. Coaster, he’s from Selah, won the best overall performance at the 2022 AppleJam. The AppleJam is a local band and singing contest held at his Fourth of July celebration at State Fair Park.

War, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

War is a multi-platinum selling American funk, soul and rock band formed in Long Beach, California in 1969. The band has scored 40 hits for him, 10 of which have made it into the Top 10 of his Billboard charts.

War has had an album recorded almost every decade since its inception. They are best known for their hits “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”. and “The Cisco Kid”.

Banda MS, September 25th at 5pm

Banda MS has a “Gracias a ti” US tour, showcasing the authentic Norteño musical style.

Founded in 2002, Banda MS is considered one of the most influential regional Mexican bands. They were named Billboard’s Latin Band of the Year for 2019 and 2021, and won Hot Latin Song of the Year and Top Latin Album.

Vanda MS stands out by featuring rancheras, Mexican pop and classic rock music.

Granger Smith, September 26th at 7pm

Granger Smith is an American country music singer-songwriter. As his alter ego, Earl Dribbles Jr., Smith has toured the country numerous times.

Smith has released nine studio albums and won a CMT Music Award for Best Quarantine Song for the single “Don’t Cough On Me.”

Theory of a Deadman, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band currently based in Los Angeles. His 2017 hit “Rx (Medicate)” went platinum and reached number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Other hits from Theory of a Deadman include “Bad Girlfriend,” “Not Meant To Be,” “Angel,” and “Hate My Life.”

NASCAR Bristol Auto Racing

Chris Tomlin performs at the Easter Service ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Chris Tomlin September 28th at 7pm

Grammy-winning Christian artist Chris Tomlin has sold over nine million albums. In 2011, he won the top Christian He Artist of the Billboard Music Awards, and his song “Our God” won the top Christian His Song.

Tomlin has received over 20 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association.

1 night.  1 place. 1st: Tribute to Heroes and Friends to Randy Travis - Show

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy performs at ‘1 Night, 1 Place, 1 Hour: A Hero and a Friend’s Tribute to Randy Travis’ at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Do (Photo Credit: Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

Jeff Foxworthy’s Good Old Days Tour, September 30th at 7:30pm

Jeff Foxworthy has sold over 13 million comedy albums, has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, and is a best-selling author.

Foxworthy’s latest materials and tours compare the ‘good old days’ with today and see if they were really better back then.

sawyer brown

Sawyer Brown performing at the NEMO Fair in Kirksville, Missouri, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Maglio)

Sawyer Brown with special guest The Olson Bros Band, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Sawyer Brown won Star Search in 1984, and the first single, “Leona,” hit the charts the same year.

Four Sawyer Brown videos, including “Some Girls Do” and “Six Days on the Road,” won County Music Television’s Video of the Year award.

The Olson Brothers Band, led by brothers Luke Olson and Isaac Olson, opens. The band hails from Olympia and in 2021 their song “I Bleed Evergreen” was used in a Subaru commercial.

La Mar-K de Tierra Caliente, October 2nd at 4pm

Originally from Michoacan, southern Mexico, Mar-K de Tierra Caliente moved to the United States to pursue a career in music. The group was founded in 2005.

Their hits include “Escóndete dolor” and “Cada vez más fuerte”.

Sports Series at the Coca-Cola Grandstand

406FMX Freestyle Motocross Show September 24-25, 2pm & 6pm

Admission to the Freestyle Motocross Show is free. Enjoy nitro circus riders, snowmobile backflips and X game tricks on your dirt bike.

PBR Challenger Series October 1st at 5pm

Professional bull riders wow the crowd at this bull riders only event.

Tickets cost $32 for box seat reservations, $22 for adult general admission (ages 13+), and $12 for youth general admission (ages 3-12). Each ticket includes a fair entry fee.

free entertainment

Don’t want to pay for your entertainment? These acts will perform for free during the fair: Dancing Horses, Kale Moon, Mark Yuzuik the Hypnotist, Tanna Banna, Zoe the Chow, All-Alaskan Race Pigs, Circus Luminescence, The Olson Brothers Band, Honey Bear Dancers, Washboard Willie, Strolling Pantomime, Big Top Clown, Mariachi Huenachi, Rafael’s magic.