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 4/11). This year the fair will be back to running normally & back for 2 weekends as well.  Tickets are not on sale yet (they went on sale on February 28th, last year which was the earliest ever! We will update here once we see them available). 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 11-14 & 18-21.

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).

We also share the Washington State Fair Tickets Discounts for the regular fair too.

Want to stay near the Washington State Spring Fair? Here are a few options::

Washington State Spring Fair Discounts

Here are the discount tickets available::

Find all of the discount tickets & admission deals here at the Spring Fair’s website. If you miss the early bird pricing or do not plan to go on one of the designated deal days, you can also purchase discount gate tickets at South Hill Mall.

Admission Discounts:

Opening Day Food Drive –  is Thursday April 11th – When you bring a food donation on opening day, everyone can get FREE gate admission between 2- 10pm & kids ages 0-18 can get FREE gate admission all day long

Free Kids Thursdays -Kids  (ages 0-18) will get FREE admission the first 2 Thursdays of the fair (4/11 & 4/18 this year).

Free Parking Thursdays – Get FREE parking in any official Fair parking lot the first 2 Thursdays of the fair (4/11 & 4/18 this year).

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 12th

Buy Ahead & Save on Admission – Buy tickets online in advance (by April 4th) to be used any day at the Spring Fair & you’ll pay the lowest price. Tickets must be purchased by 4/4 this year for the Early Bird Pricing, or through 4/10 for online savings.

    • General (ages 13+): $13.00 any day
    • Child (ages 6-12):  $11.00 any day
    • Kids 5 & Under: Always FREE

Buy Online & Save $1 – When you buy online, versus buying the tickets at the gate, you will save $1 off admission pricesfrgvw34

Ride Discounts::

Bundle & Save 28%–  This is available only pre-Fair. 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 $24 (available online only)

Thursday Only Deal – 6 Ride and Game Pass: $25 – a $15 savings (Available to purchase on site only. This excludes Extreme Scream, Classic Coaster, Wildcat, and Adventure Zone)

*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!

Parking Discounts:

  • The best deal is free – and Thursdays are free parking days.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday it is $15
  • Premium parking is available for $25 or $30 on weekends, and VIP for $40, only by reservation online at www.thefair.com.
  • Visit your local O’Reilly Auto Parts store for $3 off general parking (excludes VIP & premium)

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

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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