City of Yakima launches free shuttles to Central Washington State Fair

Central Washington State Fair ferris wheel sunset
Courtesy: State Fair Park

YAKIMA, Wash. — Are you ready for another annual trip to the Central Washington State Fair? It’s going to be easier than ever to get there with a little help from shuttles operated by the City of Yakima.

According to an announcement made by city officials, Yakima Transit is planning to offer free service to State Fair Park for the entirety of its 10-day operation. From Gateway Center, the shuttle will pick up passengers at the Park & Ride and at locations between the south entrances into Gateway Center on North Fair Avenue.

The schedule below was outlined by city officials. As you’ll find, the shuttle begins a half hour before opening and stops a half hour after the Central Washington State Fair closes each night.

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The time on the left denotes the start of shuttle service and the time on the right denotes the end of shuttle service:

Friday, September 23                         11:30 am                                 11:30 pm

Saturday, September 24                    10:30 am                                 11:30 pm

Sunday, September 25                       10:30 am                                 10:30 pm

Monday, September 26                      11:30 am                                 10:30 pm

Tuesday, September 27                     11:30 am                                 10:30 pm

Wednesday, September 28                11:30 am                                 10:30 pm

Thursday, September 29                    11:30 am                                 10:30 pm

Friday, September 30                         11:30 am                                 11:30 pm

Saturday, October 1                           10:30 am                                 11:30 pm

Sunday, October 2                             10:30 am                                   9:30 pm

“This year’s shuttle is being operated the same as previous years,” said Yakima Transit Manager Alvie Maxey. “It has been successful and people have come to rely on it.”

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