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Washington State Spring Fair: Super Fair Fun in 2024

The Spring Fair features new attractions and all of your favorites

Nancy Chaney

Published on: March 25, 2024

Two girls taking a selfie at the Washington State spring fair
credit: Washington State Spring Fair

We are always excited when the Washington State Spring Fair rolls around. It’s got everything we love about the bigger summer fair — think rides, animals and fair food — but with smaller crowds. Plus, it comes at the perfect time of year when we’re shoving aside any rainy winter doldrums and embracing the season, right? Let’s do it.

In 2024, the Spring Fair takes place over two weekends: Thursday–Sunday, April 11–14 and Thursday–Sunday, April 18–21. Tickets are on sale now.

"Two kids on a ride at the Washington State Spring Fair"
Check out the rides at the Spring Fair. Photo credit: Washington State Spring Fair

2024 Washington State Spring Fair highlights

New attractions and vendors

Revved-Up Rally

Come meet your favorite Monster Truck drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and have dinner. The experience includes hot dog/nacho bar dinner and checkered flag for autographs. Tickets are needed and are $24 for adults, $14 for kids ages 6–12 and $7 ages 3–5; kids 2 and younger are free. This takes place one night one only, Saturday, April 13. 

Expedition: Dinosaur

Come enter the world of dinosaurs! This exhibit features large scale animatronic dinosaurs and interactive cases and displays. Your dino lovers will enjoy all kinds of special features, including the dinosaur hunters’ “Bone Wars” campaign tent; interactive five finger robot nest with eggs; futuristic dinosaur research lab with video stations; and two dinosaur fossil sand excavation digs. Talk about hours of fun! Tickets are $8 for everyone ages 3 and older (family packs are available).

Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

Don't miss this new action-packed show with plenty of competition and laughs. Bonus —it’s free with fair admission. April 11–14 only. 

New food vendors

It's not a trip to the fair without some yummy treats. New fair food vendors in 2024 include: 

  • Bean Hut Espresso: Making its coffee and caffeine debut at Spring Fair.
  • Rod’s Texas Smokehouse: Delicious barbeque eats.
  • The Circus: Unique carnival food, including cotton candy burritos (with ice cream inside), deep fried cheeseburgers and more.
  • Churreria: Another favorite comes to Spring Fair with arguably the best churros around.
  • Starvin’ Marvin: The cutest food truck around brings its gourmet hot dogs and homemade sides to the Spring Fair.

Returning Fair favorites

Motorsport Mayhem

Popular Motorsport Mayhem shows take place both weekends this year, April 12–14 and 19–21. Tickets are required in addition to gate admission, and you can find lots of deals and packages online. Tricked-out monster trucks, smoke-filled drifts, smashing cars and boats collide for an action-packed event you won't want to miss!

Racing pigs

These little piggies deliver big-time entertainment every year. Watching the races is included with gate admission.

Washington State Fair racing pigs credit Patrick Hagerty
The Fair’s famous racing pigs. Credit: Patrick Hagerty

Animal exhibits

It wouldn’t be the Fair without animals to admire, including pygmy goats, bunnies, miniature horses, llamas and more. Viewing the animals is included with gate admission.


Athletic pooches race down a 40-foot runway and launch themselves into the air to catch a baton before splashing into the 27,000 gallon landing tank. It’s awesome! This show is included with gate admission.

"A black dog competing in a DockDogs show at the Washington State Spring Fair sails through the air toward a water tank "
A DockDogs competitor in action. Credit: Patrick Hagerty

Fiesta Mexicana

Enjoy music and entertainment with roots in Mexican culture on the Showplace Stage on Sunday, April 21; included with gate admission.

Monster Truck Rides

Catch a ride on a tricked-out monster truck for $10, in addition to gate admission; available all dates.

"Monster truck jumping over cars at the Washington State Spring Fair"
Don't miss all the monster truck action! Photo credit: Washington State Spring Fair

Deals and discounts for the 2024 Washington State Spring Fair

Opening Day Food Drive

During the first two hours of the Spring Fair, 2–4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, all ages enter the gates for free with a suggested nonperishable food donation for the Puyallup Food Bank. Kids ages 18 and younger enter free all day.

Kids Free Thursdays

Both Thursdays of the Spring Fair, April 11 and April 18, all kids and youths ages 18 and younger enter free. (Kids ages 5 and younger are free every day.)

Military Appreciation Day

All active, retired and reserve military, along with their dependents, enter The Fair for free (with valid military ID) on Friday, April 12.

If you go ...

Find it: The 2024 Washington State Spring Fair takes place at the Washington State Fair Events Center at 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. in Puyallup.

When: Thursday–Sunday, April 11–14, and 18–21, 2024

Tickets: Buy your tickets online in advance for the best deal. Tickets purchased online by April 4 cost $13 for teens and adults ages 13 and older; $11 for kids ages 6–12; and kids 5 and younger enter free. These tickets are good for any day.

After April 4, you’ll pay $13–$15 for ages 13 and older, depending on the day of the week and if you buy online (admission at the gate will be higher). Admission for kids for ages 6–12 will cost $11–$12 (tickets will cost more if you purchase at the gate); and kids 5 and younger are free.

Rides and fair food: We didn’t even dig into these family favorites! Budget for these extras if you want them as part of your experience. There are ticket bundles available that include food and drink bucks, and ride credits. 

Parking: Parking is free Thursday; you’ll pay $15 on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Tip: Tickets are already on sale for big-name concerts coming to the Washington State Fair in September.

Editor’s note: This article was first published several years ago and has been updated with 2024 Spring Fair information and dates

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