It seems crazy that it’s fair time already, but the calendar doesn’t lie! We live in Puyallup (No, we’re not close enough to offer you parking), so the fair is a definite must-do for us.
If your kids aren’t school age yet, you’ll want to go watch the Free Western Rodeo Paradethat goes right through downtown Puyallup Friday morning. It’s so much fun, and we lived here for years before I found out about it. This year, there is entertainment in Pioneer Park first at 9AM. The parade itself kicks off at 10, and includes horses, marching bands, and the cattle drive! It’s just an hour, so it’s a great parade for young children with short attention spans.
After the parade, you can head on in to the fair for Free between 10-12, (a canned food donation is suggested). I know……how cool is that?
If you can’t do parade day, there are many other options for saving on your fair going. Kids 5 and under are always free, and your school kids will get a free ticket from their teachers.
Kids can also get in free on the 10th and 11th with the required, printable coupon, and there are special days with discounts on food and rides, too. If you like to do a bit of everything, the Fred Meyer Value Pack can be purchased up until the 9th.
You can read about other fair deals and discounts here. The tricky thing is most of the good deals on admission/rides/food don’t overlap, so you sort of have to choose your priority.
We’ll either go on the 13th or the 20th, so we can use the bogo coupon from our Entertainment Book. The kids will have their free tickets from school, so that will get us in the door for 11.00 total. We usually give the kids some number of rides they can do-like 4 each-then check out all the free stuff and get a bag of scones on the way out.
I’ll have an upcoming post with more ideas on how to save on your fair going, once you’ve decided when to head there!
You’ll also want to check back later today for a great giveaway-I get to choose 5 Lucky winners this time!