King County Fair holds the title "the oldest fair west of the Mississippi." The annual King County Fair was founded in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln was president, and the Washington Territory was 26 years from statehood. It began as a simple celebration of agriculture and originally took place in Georgetown area south of Seattle. The King County Fair moved to Renton around 1900, and then to Enumclaw after World War II.
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.
Facilities available for rent range from the entire 72-acre grounds to the intimate setting of the historic log cabin Field House. Several buildings at the Fairgrounds were originally constructed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. These buildings were moved to the Fairgrounds after the World's Fair completed. The fairgrounds also serve a variety of non-fair uses including weddings, memorials, concerts, tradeshows, conventions, rodeos, festivals and animal/livestock exhibitions. Three large parking areas (ranging from 10 to 18 acres) are available.
Our friendly staff, reasonable prices and beautiful location has drawn many events to our venue. Annual attendance at the Expo Center welcomes over 180,000 people per year. The Expo Center is home to several large events including ~ the King County Fair ~ Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival ~ Seattle Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering ~ Olympic Kennel Club Dog Show ~ Enumclaw Pro-Rodeo and much, much more!
Enumclaw Expo & Events Association and The King County Fair exists to continue the Legacy of Community, Education, Entertainment, and Opportunity through memorable experiences.