The Enumclaw Expo Center (formerly the King County Fairgrounds) was transferred from King County to the City of Enumclaw in 2006. Beginning July 1, 2015, a transfer was again made to a newly established Non-Profit Organization, Enumclaw Expo and Events Association. The Expo Center is comprised of 72 acres with a variety of multi-use buildings, grass midways, parking lots and arenas that are versatile enough to accommodate most any event. Our friendly staff, reasonable prices and beautiful location has drawn many events to our venue. Annual attendance at the Expo Center events is over 150,000 and events range from weddings to concerts and dog shows to motorcycle rallies.
The Expo Center is home to several large events including the Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival, King County Fair, Seattle Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering, Olympic Kennel Club Dog Show, Enumclaw Brew Fest and the Enumclaw Festival of Crafts and Gifts. The historic Field House, a beautiful wood building built in 1940 is popular for weddings, fundraisers, business retreats and dances.
The Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival is hosted by the Enumclaw EXPO & Events Association every February. This two-day festival celebrating “the finer things in life” has grown to include more than 20 wineries, shopping vendors, delicious food, guest speakers, entertainment and a retail wine shop where you can purchase the wines you’ve tasted.
The King County Fair is the longest running fair West of the Mississippi and includes traditional fair attractions including 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, vendors, food, entertainment and more. The Fair is a four day event in July.
Highland Games is celebrating its 70th year in July 2016 with bagpipe competitions, traditional Scottish games like the caber toss, the kennel with Scottish dog breeds, Celtic Arts Showcase, musicians, authentic food, vendors and so much more.
The Olympic Kennel Club is a member of the American Kennel Club. Their annual show the second weekend in August attracts thousands of dogs and is the fifth largest dog show in the country. This is a great opportunity to see a variety of dog breeds (some you’ve probably never heard of). Spectators can enjoy the show for free (there is a minimal fee for parking).
The Enumclaw Pro Rodeo and Concert is in its fourth year at the Expo Center and is held this year the fourth weekend in August. This event brings Pro Rodeo riders from all over the country and is associated with the NW Pro Rodeo Association.
The Enumclaw Brew (BOO)Fest is held this year in October (was OktoBeerFest in the past), and includes the opportunity to try a variety of brews. There will be 24 brews on tap PLUS local brewers this year along with a Halloween Costume Theme. There will be delicious food, game tournaments, and live music.
The Enumclaw Festival of Crafts and Gifts is held the weekend before Thanksgiving every year. This event features a variety of hand-crafts crafts and other gifts that is a great way to kick-off your holiday shopping. You can also enjoy holiday entertainment, have photos taken with Santa and the kids can make a holiday craft.