Washington State Fair, Puyallup

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The Washington State Fair is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The Fair continually ranks among the largest fairs in the world. The Washington State Fair hosts two annual events, the 20-day Washington State Fair every September, and the four-day Spring Fair in Puyallup every April.
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  • There is a lot to say about the Fair. It's always a fun time, and I visit several times during the time it's open. Wide variety of food and things to do and see. The concerts are great, and the variou...  more »
  • We go every year to the fall fair. Rodeo gets in full effect along with great concerts. Gotta get an elephant ear and enjoy an earth quake burger!!  more »
  • If you've never been, you've really missed out! If you haven't been in awhile, plan to go this year and treat yourself to it all over again! It had been a number of years since we had gone, and went l...  more »
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  • Great fair! Lots to do and wonderful fair food. The only complaint I have is my feet were aching after walking around for hours and hours. The traffic control was on point and got us out of the venue with little to no delay. Even after the concert on a Saturday. Thank you to the boys in blue! Police and fire had a great presence and we're fun to interact with. Thank you for a great fair.
  • CA Baydestrian Review: This is my first state fair! I loved the 'hobby lobby' and displays along with the variety of vendors. I tried my first elephant ear and loved seeing the winners of all the competitions. The animals were cool to check out and the fact that every week is different is nice so the fair is kept fresh. Good amount of 'adult rides' , no long lines for food in the beginning of the day. CONS: The rides are expensive; $.50 a ticket= most rides ~10 tickets *=* at least $5 PER person to ride a ride. Most of the fair is less fair more carnival? With lots of rides to get on IF you can afford it. The other half is more traditional old style fair with competitions for biggest pumpkin, prettiest orchid, nicest display, show dogs, shows horses, etc. We bought Lemonade and it was too sweet, very syrupy. In fact, most of the food here seemed to be heavy traditional, typical carnival fair food, I don't remember seeing any healthy options. I wish there would have been more art vendors instead of home goods. Other than that, the size of the fair was great and a lovely outing- I'd love to go again when I visit WA.
  • So I'm a little biased because I grew up in Orange County... nothing beats the Orange County Fair! It's supposed to be the largest fair in Washinton, 25 minute drive from Seattle. Food selection was okay but prices were a little too high for my liking. $14 admission fee and $10 for 20 game/ride tickets. Not many rides and most of them were closed. Exhibits, animals and shopping was also slim. The "bouncers" at one of the bars was rude. He would not let us ask questions after our friend, whose ID was one day to expiring, wouldn't take it. Luckily, we went to the Rooftop bar inside the fair and they were much nicer. Overall an okay experience. I'd go back if admission was free.
  • Always a great experience. The rides are a little expensive but look new and really great fun. Lots of games to play. All these need to be with tickets and so plan ahead. Rodeo always great and over more than one day so awesome. The outdoor arena is great in summer weather but if there is rain or it's cold can be miserable.
  • It has gone down hill over the past few years. Skyrocketing prices. So so events, overall bad deal for the price. Back to Evergreen fair. The state fair rides $20. Higher for unlimited rides for the kids then Evergreen food is not as high, and much Better quality. I think it will an other 2-3years before I'll think about returning. I thought the bad experience was because we went the last weekend but we went early didn't make a difference. Evergreen is much Better overall.
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