Spring Fair starts Thursday at fairgrounds

The 20th annual Spring Fair runs Thursday through Sunday at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Local students will be showing their animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Local students will be showing their animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

The 20th annual Spring Fair runs Thursday through Sunday at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Attendees can enjoy everything from baby animals to the rhododendron contest in the huge Garden Show, to 4-H and FFA students showing animals, to one of the first demolition derbies of the season.

Friday will offer loads of entertainment. The KMPS Showcase will feature up-and-coming country artists Joey and Rory with the Williams Riley Band at 7:30 p.m. (gates to free concert open at 6:30 p.m.). Thrivefest is an evening of Christian entertainment with a performance by popular national band, Stellar Kart.

The SlamFest Demolition Derby kicks off 6 p.m. Saturday.

The KidZone will be packed with free fun, including the Creative Kids Exhibit, face painting, kids gardening, and the very popular Brad’s World Reptile Show.

The Garden Show brings spring to the ShowPlex exhibition center, and features garden exhibits, displays, demonstrations and workshops, plus a floral display contest featuring local floral artists. Garden shops and nurseries will sell garden wares. Ciscoe Morris will broadcast on KIRO Radio Saturday.

In addition to animal shows for llamas, sheep, Boer goats and Irish Dexter cattle, FFA and 4-H students compete in the annual Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

The show, featuring their hogs, steers and sheep is held Thursday through Saturday, finishing with the annual auction on Sunday. Proceeds of the auction benefit student agriculture programs.

Fiesta Mexicana features authentic food, entertainment, and the standing-room only favorite, the dancing horses, with performances every day. The Spring Fair offers over 400 booths; free entertainment; rides; and delicious Fair food, and is popular for all ages.

The hours are from 2 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 pm. Sunday. Parking is free.

For more information on tickets and discount, visit www.thefair.com or call 253-841-5045.

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