Yakima Transit is going to the Fair again this year and invites everyone to ride along with us! Yakima Transit Shuttlebuses will be providing FREE, direct Park and Ride service to the Central Washington State Fair all ten days of the Fair. Shuttlebuses will run continuously from the Park and Ride location at Gateway Center with the bus stop located north of Office Max and across from the Visitors Center and ride directly to the front gates of the Fair.
“This year’s service is being operated the same as in previous years since it has been very successful and people have come to count on it,” according to Alvie Maxey, Transit Manager. “Shuttlebuses begin operating ½ hour prior to the Fair opening each day and end ½ hour after the Fair closes at night. People who are working at the Fair have come to rely on us as well as lots of people going to enjoy all the rides, displays and shows. We’ve had many people tell us the Shuttlebus really is the best way to get to and from the event!”
Shuttlebus Service Hours by Day
Beginning Departure Ending Departure
From Gateway Center from Fairgrounds
Friday, September 25 10:30 am 11:30 pm
Saturday, September 26 10:30 am 11:30 pm
Sunday, September 27 10:30 am 10:30 pm
Monday, September 28 10:30 am 10:30 pm
Tuesday, September 29 10:30 am 10:30 pm
Wednesday, September 30 10:30 am 10:30 pm
Thursday, October 1 10:30 am 10:30 pm
Friday, October 2 10:30 am 11:30 pm
Saturday, October 3 10:30 am 11:30 pm
Sunday, October 4 10:30 am 9:30 pm
All regular bus routes and schedules will operate normally throughout the Fair with standard fares being charged. The #6 Fair Ave./No. 4st St. route also serves the Fairgrounds at least hourly from the Downtown Transit Center until 6:25 pm.
Due to the Sunfair Parade on Saturday morning, September 26th, bus service on all routes will start at 12:45 p.m. Shuttlebuses will not be affected by the parade and will run their scheduled service that day.
The Yakima Transit information number is 575-6175. Fair Shuttlebus information will also be posted on the Yakima Transit website at yakimatransit.org.