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State Fair Jobs

Puyallup, WA

2024   Aug 30 - Sep 22
Closed Tuesdays & 9/4

You Choose How To Apply

  • Online pre-Application:   Fair Apply Now!
  • Hiring Events at The Fair:

    • <none scheduled at this time> 
    • Hiring on the spot!
    • At Green Gate: On west side of fairgrounds. Do not go inside fairgrounds. Turn into parking lot off of Fairview Drive. 
    • Bring: Photo ID, social security card (or birth certificate), food worker permit (if you have one).

  • Call (206) 249-3818. If no answer, leave a detailed message and we will return your call.
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We hire 120 people for the 20 day Fair in September. Join the #1 award winner for Best Fair Food! Working the Washington State Fair in Puyallup is a lot of fun and a great way to earn some extra income. BBQ Pete's Log Cabin seeks friendly people to join us in delivering quality service and great barbecue. Flexible scheduling available: full-time and part-time, days or evenings.

PUYALLUP FAIR COMPENSATION: Pay at the Fair is $17.25/hr & up + Tips + free Fair pass + free & discounted meals + free parking. $100 referral bonus per new recruit you bring on board.

PUYALLUP FAIR REQUIREMENTS: Age 18+. No experience necessary. Positive history. Authorized to work in US. Food worker permit (available after hire).

Fair Job Descriptions

  • CUTTER:  Cut and plate ribs and chicken to order.
  • PIT COOK:  Cook Ribs, Chicken and BBQ Pork on real NW Alder wood fired pits. 
  • PREP COOK:  Sides, such as Beans and Cornbread 
  • COUNTER SERVER:  Expedite orders. Light food handling, some customer interaction. 
  • CASHIER:  High customer interaction. Friendly and quick. Accuracy is important.
  • ORDER TAKER:  High customer interaction. Take orders from customers standing in line. Friendly and quick. Accuracy is important.
  • CORN ROASTER:  Cook fresh local corn and shuck, butter to order. Some customer interaction.
  • DISHWASHER:  Side work includes general cleaning and restocking.