Washington State Fair offers discounts to fairgoers who buy tickets early

The Washington State Fair started selling advanced tickets for the annual 17-day event this week.

Fairgoers who buy their tickets online now will pay 20 percent less, or $2.50 off the regular ticket price. Discounts for tickets and packages, including Dizzy Passes, are good through Sept. 4.

The Washington State Fair — formerly known as the Puyallup Fair before a major rebrand last year — runs Sept. 5-21. Although The Fair stopped announcing attendance numbers last year, officials say it is the largest fair in the Pacific Northwest, attracting more than a million people.