Puyallup Fair Discounts

Yippee – the Puyallup Fair – Western Washington’s State Fair starts up tomorrow, Friday September 10th  & runs thru Sunday September 26th.  2010′s  theme is “Free your Glee”! We absolutely love the fair & typically end up going several times to take advantage of all the fun – fair food (mmm…scones), rides, animals, exhibits, & much more! But, the fair can get pricey – so I’m listing a few of my favorite ways to save at the Puyallup Fair!  The Puyallup Fair actually did a great job of listing the discounts all in one location, so you can check it all out HERE.

{Keep in mind that regular admission for adults is $11, students 6-18 are $9, & kids 5 & under are FREE.}


FREE Things to do at the Fair:

Make sure to check out this list of 101 FREE things to do at the Puyallup Fair!


Fair Admission Discounts:

1)  Opening Day FREE admission- Bring a non-perishable food item tomorrow, Friday September 10th from 10am -12pm to get free admission. This is your best discount, especially if you’re a couponer as I’m sure you have a stockpile of non-perishables you could contribute.  It’s my understanding that you can enter & get your hand stamped & then head back later in the day if you’d like, too.

Anyone there last year when a few cattle strayed from the road to enter a convenience store? ;)

* A bonus to going tomorrow is that you could also watch the Western Rodeo Parade & Cattle Drive. This starts at 10am in downtown Puyallup along Meridian Rd and ends at the Fair gates. The parade lasts about an hour & then you could enter the fair after that. We did that last year for the first time & had a blast!

2) Free admission with $5 purchase at a downtown Puyallup merchant –  Make any purchase of $5 or more at a downtown Puyallup merchant and bring the receipt to the info booth at the Puyallup Farmer’s Market (the Famer’s Market is open on Saturdays from 9-2 at Pioneer Park, just down the road from the Fair). You’ll then get a FREE ticket to the Puyallup Fair. Only 1 ticket per person while tickets last.  Thanks FB Fan Theresa!

3) Military Appreciation Days – Free admission for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans with a valid military ID on Monday Sept. 13 & 20.

4) Scout Appreciation Days – Free admission on September 17-19th with printable coupon. Scouts must be in full uniform. 18 yrs old & younger only.

5) Free Student & Educator Admission – If your child is attending a participating school in Western Washington, students should be receiving 1 FREE ticket for any day of the fair (must bring ticket). Educators should also receive 1 free admission as well.

6) Discounted Admission tickets – Buy discounted admission tickets from Safeway, Columbia Bank, Schucks/O’Reilly Auto Parts & South Hill mall. You can also buy them online HERE thru today 9/9. Tickets will be $9/adults & $7.50/kids 6-18.


Ride & Food Discounts:

$2 Madness – Mon & Tues Sept 13 & 14th – get $2 rides (Funtastic Midway or Sillyville), $2 games & $2 food (at select vendors)  *This is a great way to save money as the rides & food is where you real expense can come in!!



You might want to think about buying a package ahead of time, considering how much you would spend on admission –  here are a few packages to buy:

*Fred Meyer Value Pack - For $33.95, you’ll get 2 admission tickets ($22 value), $10 food bucks, 6 rides (Rides cost $.75/ea – $4.50 value), 2 for 1 coupon to Saturday rodeo ($16 – $30 value). You can purchase this at any Puget Sound area Fred Meyer thru Friday Sept 10th. Go HERE for more details.

Dizzy Pass – Buy a Dizzy Pass online for $22.50 (ends today 9/9) or at the fair for $25. This will get you unlimited rides (Funtastic Midway & Sillyville rides) & $3 in game tickets.  These are only valid on Wed-Thurs Sept 15-16 & Mon-Thurs Sept 20-23.

Season Pass - If you plan on going several times, you might want to think about getting a Season  Pass. $29.50 for an adult pass & $19.50 for kids 6-18. You can buy these at participating Walgreens stores.

Remember, you can find ALL of these discounts & many more at the Puyallup Fair website (with the exception of the FREE ticket when you spend $5 at downtown merchants).

So, what is your favorite way to save at the fair??



  1. allan ritter says

    The food concession prices are incredibly high. For many families they are cost prohibitive. Maybe you should re-think what you charge vendors to set up shop. If I didn’t have a free entry pass I never would have gone. Parking and admission prices alone are too much. You may be one of the largest fairs, but in my opinion, not so great.

  2. Jen says

    Allan – I agree that the Puyallup Fair prices can be very high, which is why we have shared as many ways you can save on tickets, food, rides, etc. We are not associated with the Puyallup Fair in any way – this is just a free website which is resource for you to use to help you find ways to save money.