What to Expect

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup

The perfect place to Shop, Learn, and Experience! 

Here is what to expect when you attend the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup. More than 22,000 sewing and textile arts enthusiasts from across the world attend this annual gathering to be inspired with new ideas, rub elbows with sewing stars, and connect with friends! We’re adding new classes, teachers, vendors, and resources each year to expand your experience. Answers to many frequently asked questions can be found by visiting our FAQ page.

Dates & Times

General admission gates and vendor booths open at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Four Needle classes begin 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Only class ticket holders will be admitted to the fairgrounds on Wednesday; vendor floor closed.

Vendor Shopping Hours

  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Learn more about Expo vendors.

Evening Events

  • Friday Night Live: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for seating)
  • Quilter’s Night Out: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for seating)

Learn more about our evening events.


Are you a novice, middle of the pack, or expert sewist? We have classes for all skill levels. Brush up on your sewing or learn something entirely new to add to your repertoire.

Learn more about types of Expo classes.

Getting Here

To get to the Expo, set your GPS to the following address:
Washington State Fair & Events Center
110 – 9th Ave. SW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Driving Directions

Staying Here

Hotel accommodations fill up fast! Book your accommodations early. Select the accommodations button for a list of convenient hotels and services.

Area Accommodations

Fairgrounds Map

2020 Fairgrounds Map (pdf)

Paulhamus Arena Map (pdf)

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