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Spring has sprung at the Washington State Fair

Families will find something for everyone at the Washington State Fair opening April 11. Photo credit: Washington State Fair

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As winter bids farewell and nature awakens with vibrant colors, the Washington State Spring Fair emerges as a celebration of life, community, and tradition. Nestled in the heart of Puyallup, this annual event transforms the Puyallup fairgrounds into a bustling hub of excitement, drawing in locals and tourists alike. From thrilling rides to mouthwatering treats and captivating entertainment, the fair offers a sensory feast for all ages.

Kicking off Thursday, April 11, the fair runs for two weekends, April 11-14 and 18-21.

For thrill-seekers, the fair's array of rides promises an adrenaline-packed adventure. From roller coasters, to the thrill seeking, Extreme Scream to the classic scrambler that elicits giggles and squeals, there's a ride for every level of excitement. Families can bond over gentle attractions like the Ferris wheel, where they can admire the fairgrounds from a serene vantage point, or embark on a whimsical journey through the funhouse, complete with wacky mirrors and playful obstacles.

Food enthusiasts are in for a treat at the Washington State Spring Fair. The fairgrounds transform into a culinary paradise, boasting a diverse selection of delectable delights. From sizzling corn dogs and golden funnel cakes to exotic fare from around the world, every craving is catered to. And of course a trip to the fair wouldn't be complete without picking up a traditional Fisher Fair Scone. Plus don't miss the BBQ Playoff's April 20 & 21 to see who takes home top barbecue honors.

The fair also serves as a platform for showcasing agriculture and livestock, highlighting the rich heritage of Washington's farming communities. Visitors can witness awe-inspiring displays of prize-winning livestock, marvel at intricate quilts and handicrafts, and learn about sustainable farming practices through interactive exhibits. Agricultural competitions celebrate the dedication and expertise of farmers, fostering a deeper appreciation for the vital role agriculture plays in our lives. Plus The Farm at SillyVille will offer families a "Farmer for a Day" experience as a unique hands-on fun for kids to learn about Washington state's agriculture industry. Plus there is nothing better than stopping by the Fair Farm to visit all the cuddly critters. 

Community engagement is at the heart of the Washington State Spring Fair, with opportunities for local businesses, artisans, and organizations to connect with the public. Artisan markets brim with handcrafted treasures, offering unique souvenirs and gifts that reflect the region's creativity. Educational exhibits promote environmental awareness and conservation, inspiring visitors to make eco-conscious choices in their daily lives.

In essence, the Washington State Spring Fair transcends being a mere event; it's a tapestry woven with threads of joy, tradition and community spirit. Whether you're reliving cherished childhood memories or creating new experiences with loved ones, the fair's enchanting ambiance and diverse offerings make it a must-visit destination. As spring blooms and the fairgrounds come alive, there's no better time to embrace the magic of this beloved annual celebration.

For a full schedule of events happening at the fair visit General admission for the spring fair is $15 and children ages 6-12 are $12. 

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