Want to save some money on your Washington State Fair tickets? Don’t we all! There are a number of ways to save money on fair admission, as well as on attractions, rides, and food inside the fair.
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Fair Admission Discounts and Coupons
- Some schools give discount or free admission tickets to their students.
- Bring a donation of nonperishable food on opening day between 10 a.m. and noon and get in for free.
- Fred Meyer offers Value Packs, which are a great deal for couples or families. These include two gate admissions, 10 food bucks, 6 rides, and a 2-for-1 Rodeo coupon—all for $34.95.
- Discount admission tickets are available at Walgreens, Safeway, and the South Hill Mall between August 20 and September 23.
- Purchase your tickets online in advance at the fair’s website and you’ll get a discount.
- If you buy concert tickets to any of the Puyallup Fair concerts, you get free fair admission, too.
- Walgreens sells Season Passes that allow admission to every day of the fair, discounted parking, and other deals.
Deals for Military Members
Free admission on Mondays for active, retired, and reserve military members, as well as National Guard members. Gets dependents in for free, too!
Puyallup Fair Ride Coupons and Discounts
- To get the most bang for your buck, Dizzy Passes are the only way to go! For one flat rate, you can ride unlimited rides all day (excluding Extreme Scream and Vertigo). Purchase your Dizzy Pass online between mid-July and the day before the fair starts and you’ll get $5 off.
- Monday Madness deals get you half off rides, games, and some food purchases.
- To board a ride, you will need tickets. Rides can take anywhere from a couple tickets to five, six, or seven tickets. More exciting rides take more tickets. You can buy tickets one-by-one, but if you intend to go on more than one ride, the better deal is to buy bundle deals.
Deals on Fair Food
- Value Packs include food bucks, which can be used to purchase fair food.
- Puyallup Backpacks are for sale on the Midway and are great for families. Backpacks cost $15 and kids packs cost $10. Backpacks contain approximately $50 worth of snacks, a beverage, and coupons for food and fun at the fair, as well as all around the Puget Sound.
Season Passes from Walgreens include discounted parking coupons.
If you want to avoid paying for parking all together and are willing to walk, there are often spaces open along the street in surrounding neighborhoods. Just make sure you’re not blocking anyone’s driveway!
Many homes around the fair will open their yards as parking lots and often feature rates much cheaper than fair parking lots.
Pierce Transit no longer operates fair express buses, but the fair has yellow Puyallup Fair Express buses from nearby locations. Use Pierce Transit routes 402, 410, 413, 446, 490, 495 to get to the South Hill Mall transit center, which is close to where shuttle buses depart from.
For a full listing of all discounts, see the Puyallup Fair website.