The road to the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) goes through Puyallup. It’s a year-long battle that culminates at the NFR in Las Vegas for these athletes, but only if they prove themselves at the Washington State Fair Rodeo. These are the Playoffs, where the Top 48 in the world standings square off in an epic battle to punch their ticket to the Finals. What happens in Vegas. . . happens first in Puyallup.
Where: Washington State Fair Events Center
When: Opening weekend of the Washington State Fair:
Friday, Sept. 5: 1 pm and 6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 6: 1 pm and 6:30 pm
Sunday Finals: Sept 7 at 1 pm
Finals: The Sunday Finals with the top 12 scorers in each event.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Concerts Following Rodeos: Sept. 5, 6:30 pm – Clay Walker and the Dancin’ in the Dirt Party
Sept. 6, 6:30 pm – Colt Ford and the Dancin’ in the Dirt Party
Dancin’ in The Dirt: The annual Dancin’ in the Dirt Party is part of the two 6:30 pm rodeo concerts. Clay Walker is performing following the rodeo on Friday, Sept. 5, and Colt Ford following the Saturday, Sept. 6th evening rodeo. The party starts when the country singers take the stage, and continue on long after! Your rodeo ticket gives you VIP access to the best party in the dirt for free. Or, purchase a separate concert-only ticket to dance and have fun at the Dancin’ in the Dirt Party. Delicious food, spirits, wine, beer and food will be available for purchase.
Tickets: www.thefair.com/rodeo/. Rodeo tickets include Fair gate admission.