Map & Directions

Fairgrounds Map & Directions

Fairgrounds Map and Directions


The San Juan County Fairground is located on Argyle Ave., 5 blocks from central Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, WA. A tile mural by local artist Chinmayo and the county’s 4-H kids welcomes visitors to the Main gate on Argyle Ave.

Map of Fairgrounds

Walk-on ferry passengers:

During the Fair, a shuttle van meets each Washington State Ferry at the Friday Harbor ferry landing to transport “walk-on passengers” to the Main gate. The shuttle returns to the ferry landing from the Main gate for connection to departing ferries. This service is free to fairgoers and is provided by the SJC Fair.

Parking at the Fair:

If you must bring a car to the fair, parking will be available for a fee in the lot across from the fair on Argyle Ave. The fee supports activities at the Friday Harbor High School.

Free parking is available at the Friday Harbor Elementary school parking lot adjacent to the fairgrounds. Additional parking is available at Friday Harbor High School each day and at the theatre/court house parking lot on Saturday.

Friday Harbor Map

Friday Harbor Map

Getting Here

Travel to San Juan Island

The Washington State Ferry to the San Juan Islands leaves from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. To get to Anacortes, take Interstate 5 to Exit 230 (Sedro-Wooley/Burlington Exit) and go west on Highway 20 to Anacortes. In Anacortes follow the signs for the San Juan Islands ferry.

Ferry Info:

In the summertime the ferries can be fairly busy. Plan on arriving well in advance if you are driving your car to the island. An alternative is to park your car and walk on the ferry. Foot passengers should allow about an hour to park, buy a ticket and board. The Fair transport shuttle provides free rides to and from the fairgrounds during the Fair.


Discovery Inn is the 2012 Fair lodging sponsor.
Located just minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, the Discovery Inn features a park like setting with gardens, a large seasonal outdoor jacuzzi, sitting areas, decks and barbeques.  “We strive to provide a friendly, fun and affordable place for our guests to stay.”


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