I originally shared this August 20 – but the fair starts tomorrow, so I’m bumping it up! And save the date – I plan to be at the fair Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the News Tribune table. I hope to have coupon books to give out and I’d love to meet you! More details to come.
This year’s Puyallup Fair is September 7-23. Getting the best deals on admission, rides, and shows requires a little planning, and likely a ticket purchase before the fair opens.
Here’s a round-up of the best deals:
- Bring a donation for the Puyallup Food Bank and get free admission on opening day, Friday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.
- Fred Meyer offers a package deal. For $34.95, you get two adult admissions, $10 in food bucks, 6 ride tickets and a 2-for-1 rodeo admission. The package is available at Fred Meyer stores now through September 7. Save $27!
- Get 50% off rides, games and select food on Monday, September 10. Purchase online or at the fair.
- Free kids admission on September 8 and 9 with an online coupon from BECU.
- Free admission for active, retired, and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, and disabled veterans with a valid military ID on Monday, September 10 and 17. Show ID at gate.
Check out the Puyallup Fair website for a more complete run-down of discounts for this year’s fair.
Even with free or discounted admission, going to the fair can be expensive. Here are a few ways to save money without sacrificing fun:
- Using street or off-site parking. You can save half or more compared to parking in the fairground lots.
- Eat dinner at home. Come to the fair early (after a big breakfast!) and leave before dinner. Relive the day’s adventures while you enjoy dinner at home.
- Decide what you’ll do before you get there. How many treats will you have? How many rides will you go on? What shows will you see? Plan ahead to avoid making spur-of-the-moment purchases.
How does your family enjoy the fair without spending a fortune? Do you have fair traditions?