It’s the middle of April and while we’re still enduring frequent showers, nothing spoils a trip to the Puyallup Spring Fair. With activities, food and entertainment ranging from reptile shows to balloon rides to a monster truck show, there is something for everyone at the fair. While admission is cheap ($10 f0r adults) be sure to bring some extra cash (as well as some sunscreen) for some of the fair’s many activities. Check out what’s new and what keeps us coming back to the fair.
Here are some of the highlights of this year’s fair:
“Motorsport Mayhem” includes three days of high-octane fun, with high-flying monster trucks and two hard-hitting demolition derbies, the first featuring trucks and SUVs, the second sporting “big cars.” If, after all that fun, you still haven’t fulfilled your car needs, you can stop by Auto Alley, which showcases the car racing world as well as an “eclectic selection of automobiles” from the LeMay Family Collection Foundation.
Stop by the Fiesta Mexicana any day of the fair for a fun experience, as well. The fiesta will host dancing horses, a fashion show featuring Mexican design and, most importantly, authentic Mexican food.
While the fair has plenty for its adult patrons, don’t worry parents, this year it will be very kid-friendly, too. In addition to the many activities for adults, children will be well taken care of in the “Kidzone” and “Kidzone Too” play areas. They can play in Ag-Venture Land—an “Interactive kids’ area with agricultural and educational activities including goat and cow milking, corn and bean play boxes, pony saddling, craft station and more, all beneath eight colorful tents”—or spend time pretending they are having as much fun as their parents in the Root Beer Garden, created specially for them.
This year’s Puyallup Spring Fair promises to be a fun event for all guests. Admission costs $10 for adults, $7 for students (6-18) and free for kids five and under, but rides, games and certain activities cost extra. April 18-21, Puyallup Spring Fair.
– Jack Todd
Photos by Patrick Hagerty