Blog by Editorial Intern Justine McDaniel
The Puyallup Spring Fair will take place April 19-22, bringing family fun to the Northwest’s biggest spring celebration.
Activities from Motorsport Mayhem to the Garden Show to Fiesta Mexicana and more will come to this year’s fair. Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘n’ Roll is a new hands-on exhibit that allows guests to try out different instruments and even step on larger-than-life piano keys à la Tom Hanks in the film Big. There will also be a race car simulator for adults and kids in the Auto Alley’s NASCAR Experience exhibit.
Free entertainment will be offered at the Coca Cola, Fountain and Showplace Stages throughout the fair, with many different musical artists gracing the stages. The annual KMPS Showcase will take place on April 21 at 6 p.m. on the Coca Cola Stage and will feature an up-and-coming country musician.
The Timberworks Lumberjack Show returns to the fair, featuring competitions in axe-throwing, chopping, log-rolling, cross-cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving. Several shows will be held each day, sponsored by Famous Dave’s.
The Northwest Junior Livestock Show will feature competitions for FFA and 4-H students, running Thursday-Saturday with an auction on Sunday. There will also be animal shows, the Northwest Junior Rodeo and the Junior Poultry Exposition.
BECU Free Kids Opening Day will offer free gate admission to kids 0-18 years of age on Thursday, April 19 from 2-10 p.m., with a suggested non-perishable food donation to Puyallup Food Bank. Military Appreciation Day, Friday, April 21, will offer free gate admission to active, reserve, retired military and their dependents with valid military ID.
Many activities are free with gate admission. For a complete list of events and prices and to purchase tickets, visit www.thefair.com. Advance tickets can also be purchased by phone at 888.559.FAIR, or at participating Fred Meyer and Safeway stores and the South Hill Mall starting March 26.