Spokane Highland Games



404 N. Havana st.

spokane, wa 99202

(509) 477-1766

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center offers:

  1. Overnight camping facilities on site. Contact the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center at (509) 477-2770 or email rbuchnanan@spokancecounty.org for further information.

  2. Ample parking for everyone and it’s FREE

  3. Only a 15-minute commute from downtown Spokane

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center regulations do not permit dogs, pets or other animals on the grounds, except:

  1. Animals involved in exhibitions sanctioned by the Spokane Highland Games Committee

  2. Trained service animals (See below for more information.)

Service Animal Training:

  1. BulletService animals must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The work or task the service animal has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

  2. BulletService animals must be trained to behave properly in places of public accommodation.

Service Animal Behavior:

  1. BulletA service animal shall be under the control of its handler at all times.

  2. BulletA service animal must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.

  3. BulletInappropriate behavior is grounds for excluding the animal from the premises. Therefore, a service animal should not be wandering around, socializing, eating at the table or being fed.

  4. BulletIt is reasonable to expect that the service animal not bark excessively, be disruptive, run to people or jump on them, or act aggressively toward people. The service animal is there to provide a service; it is working. Keep in mind that sometimes it is a service animal’s job to warn its handler of surroundings or impending events, and it might do so with a bark.

The Spokane Highland Games’ Rights:

  1. BulletA member of the Spokane Highland Games Association may ask whether the animal is a service animal required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform for the individual with a disability.

  2. BulletThe provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship does not constitute work or tasks.

  3. BulletIf the handler refuses to answer, the animal can be excluded from the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center grounds.

  4. BulletIf the handler answers that the animal makes them feel better, helps them calm down, eases their depression or something similar, this indicates that it is the animal’s presence alone that helps the handler, and that the animal is not trained to do a task or provide a service.

  5. BulletEmotional support animals and therapy animals are NOT service animals according to ADA’s definition.

For more information about accommodations near the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center and the Spokane Highland Games, check out the Visit Spokane website at www.visitspokane.com/stay/.

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