I took my kids to the Spring Fair today, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really enjoyed it! We were there for SIX hours! I didn't even know that until I looked down at my watch and thought about when we arrived. We got there at 10am, got great free parking in the lot across the street, and it was pretty empty. The sun was shining, even though it was a little windy, and my kids got to go wherever they wanted without all the crowds. As time went by, the crowds picked up, since it got sunnier and hotter (70 I think).
The Kids Zone was terrific. Even a breastfeeding booth that I stopped in to visit with my little nursling. Great shows, an interactive old west show for the kiddies, a puppet show, and the racing swine, yeah baby!
We actually went to see SpongeBob SquarePants, but that was a real downer. It was just a photo booth of some guy dressed up in costume and a *really* long line to get an expensive professional picture taken with him. What a let down. They wouldn't even let him out of his chair long enough to wave or shake hands. My kids were disappointed.
We bought our discounted tickets this morning at Fred Meyer and got the coupon on the bottom for 7 rides for $13, which is a pretty big savings over the regular ticket price. My kids had a blast and didn't want to leave, even though they were pretty tuckered out. The Fair scones were there of course, and we didn't even have to wait in line! I was surprised by how short and fast the lines were. I had never been to the Spring Fair before, and I'm glad we went. I'd rather do this one than the regular Puyallup Fair in the Fall.