Washington State Fair is one of the few locations in the State that bans the legal carry of firearms. That policy is directly stated in the rules for the fair. From thefair.com:
The following items will not be allowed at the Washington State Fair,
Weapons of any kind, including knives and all firearms
The effect of creating a weapons free zone was not lost on a group of criminals. They used the fact that fair workers were known to be disarmed to their advantage. Three different armed robberies of State Fair workers were committed in less than 20 minutes, on the 15th of September, Sunday night, shortly after the Fair closed. From komonews.com:
But Strom had just finished a 10-hour shift selling items at the fair and had been paid $100 in cash.
“But then he pulled out a gun and he asked me for it all, and so I gave him $100 and just walked away before he asked me for my phone or anything,” Strom said.
Strom said the robber was only 5’8″ tall. …read more
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News