The Washington State Spring Fair looks different this year due to safety precautions from the COVID pandemic. The traditional walk-in fair is replaced by three drive-through options.
Bingo, the first option, is a drive-through-only experience. See animal displays, strolling entertainers, Brad’s World of Reptiles, and Daffodil Festival displays (a stationery parade). Stop at food vendors to buy traditional fair treats you can enjoy from the comfort of your car.
The other two options are a combination drive-through, step-out experience. One features the DockDogs, a competition where dogs run down a 40-foot runway and jump into a large swimming pool. The dog who jumps the longest distance into the water wins. The step-out part of this experience means that you can get out of your car and sit in a viewing area, six feet away from other parties) and watch the event.
The Racing Pige step-out experience is exactly what the name implies. You’ll park, sit in the bleachers at the grandstand (distanced, of course), and watch the pigs race around the track to get a tasty treat at the end.
Both step-out experiences include all the features of the drive-through-only option.
There are two add-ins: The Spring Fair Fun Bucket and the Monster Truck Ride Experience. When I checked tonight, the monster truck experience is sold out, but there are plenty of fun buckets.
Tickets must be purchased online and start at $30 per carload. Choose from a set time to enter or buy a ticket that allows you to enter anytime on one date.
The 2021 spring fair is Wednesday-Sunday, April 7-11 and April 14-18. Get more details about the fair at thefair.com/spring-fair.
The fair is located at 110 9th Avenue SW in Puyallup, Washington, 36 miles south of Seattle and 146 miles north of Portland (get directions).