Washington State Spring Fair (Formally Puyallup Spring Fair)

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Washington State Spring Fair

Washington State Spring Fair Updates

(Formally Known as the Puyallup Spring Fair)

The Washington State Spring Fair starts in April (opening day is 4/13). This year the fair will be back to running normally & back for 2 weekends as well.  Tickets are on sale today, February 28th, 2023 – the earliest ever! If you are from Washington, you may know it as the Puyallup Spring Fair, as that is what its original name was, but it was changed to the Washington State Fair some years back. It is still the same great fair, regardless of which name you call it by.

The Spring Fair will take place during weekends from April 13-16 & 20-23.

This is a very popular event for families especially, as I’ve heard many folks around this area who prefer the Spring Fair to the big State Fair. The name has been changed to the Washington State Spring Fair for some time now, but it used to be known as the Puyallup Spring Fair, as the Fair Grounds are in Puyallup.

Personally I prefer the Spring Fair over the regular fair as it is generally less crowded and easier to navigate through attractions etc. It used to be that it was a smaller version of the main fair and that they crowds were quite a bit better than the regular fair, but it does seem like it is growing in popularity and getting bigger and more crowded each year (but still beats the crowds of the regular fair, so far, in my experience).

Here are the discount tickets available::

Find all of the discount tickets & admission deals here at the Spring Fair’s website.

Admission Discounts:

Opening Day Food Drive – Thursday April 13th – When you bring a food donation on opening day, everyone can get FREE gate admission between 2- 4pm & kids ages 0-18 can get FREE gate admission all day long

Free Kids Thursdays -Kids  (ages 0-18) will get FREE admission on Thurs 4/13 & Thurs 4/20

Free Parking Thursdays – Get FREE parking in any official Fair parking lot on Thursdays 4/13 & 4/20

Free Military Friday – Free admission to all active, reserve, & retired military & National Guard & their dependents, plus disabled veterans, when showing your military ID on Friday April 14th.

Buy Ahead & Save on Admission – Buy tickets online in advance (by April 7th) to be used any day at the Spring Fair & you’ll pay the lowest price. Tickets must be purchased by 4/7.


    • General (ages 13+): $12.00 any day
    • Child (ages 6-12):  $10.00 any day
    • Kids 5 & Under: Always FREE

Buy Online & Save $1 – When you buy online (April 14 – 24), versus buying the tickets at the gate, you will save $1 off admission prices

Weekdays – Thursdays & Fridays

    • General (ages 13+): $12.00
    • Child (ages 6-12):  $10.00
    • Kids 5 & Under: Always FREE

Weekends – Saturday & Sunday

    • General (ages 13+): $14.00
    • Child (ages 6-12):  $11.00
    • Kids 5 & Under: Always FREE

Ride Discounts::

Bundle & Save 45%– get two any-day admission tickets & any 6 Funtastic rides (except the Extreme Scream, Classic Coaster or Wild Cat) for just $35.95 (a $65 value). This is available only pre-Fair thru 4/7. These ride & admission bundle tickets are valid any day of the Spring Fair

Purchase Ride & Game Tickets in Bulk – Buy 120 Ride & Game tickets for $60 (a $12 savings). Buy 35 Ride & Game tickets for $21 (available online only)

*Each ride requires at least 9-14 tickets. Tickets are valid on any Thrillville or Sillyville Ride or game. There are online fees. Ride tickets must be purchased 1 hour prior to fair closing time.

There are lots of awesome activities back at the Spring Fair again this year!

Here are just a few of the activities you’ll find::

  • Dock Dogs
  • Swifty Swine Racing Pigs
  • The Farm at Sillyville
  • NW Jr Livestock Show
  • Creative Kids Artwork Show
  • KidZone building (Master Gardener Activities, FFA Science Contest, Lego activities & more)
  • Tractor Tracks test tracks
  • Fiesta Mexicana on April 23rd – special entertainment & fun for the family
  • NW Artisan Market – watch artisans at work, shop for handmade items & attend how-to demos
  • BBQ Playoffs – up to 35 teams compete for their share of $25,000. And you get to taste it all

Nitro Circus: Freestyle Crew is new this year from April 13th – 16th, which is professional athletes from BX, skate & pit bikes. This show has non-stop action, jaw-dropping tricks & hilarious moments as they use the halfpipe ramp for insane sports stunts. Tickets go on sale on 2/28.

There will also be a Motorsport Mayhem from April 21 – 23rd (tickets go on sale for this on Tues 2/28 too)

We share deals on the main annual Washington State Fair here too, as well as their Holiday Magic Christmas event here.


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