The Washington State Fair is coming up this next month. I have fond memories of attending this same fair each year with family and friends. My kids look forward to the Washington State Fair every summer. It is a great way to say goodbye to summer before heading into the fall season.
Does your family love attending the state fair?
10 Reasons Kids Love the State Fair
In addition to the standard farm animals and draft horses, for the first five days (Sept. 11-15) the Animals of the World exhibit will be available. There will be a wide range of exotic animals from around the world. . Jacob Sheep, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and Fainting Goats to name a few.
In addition to the carnival rides they love: swings, roller coaster, ferris wheel. You’ll find rides that will please the little kids in Sillyville. The kids also love the C.P. Huntington Train. This pint-size train is perfect for kids and their parents to take a spin around a portion of
SillyVille. You’ll see the conductor, and enjoy a tunnel that gives riders a peek of dinosaurs in days gone by.
3. Live Shows
With so many live shows to see each day at the Fair the kids don’t want to miss The Cutest Show On Earth (formerly Let’s Pretend Adventure). Young children can be the stars of this show! Kids are invited to take part, and select a costume to wear in their very own half-hour show.
4. Face Painting
Merry Makers are at it again, using airbrush art to create whimsy on the faces of young kids.Children 12 and under can take part.
You’ll love how the sky lights up each Friday night with the Fireworks Spectacular. You’ll marvel at a glorious display as they light up with amazing color, accented with the loud booms as lights explode into a kaleidoscope of color.
6. Giant Pumpking Carving
See master pumpkin carver Russ Leno create works of art out of giant pumpkins. Each creation is different, and he’s fascinating to watch in action.
7. Milking Parlor
Kids are invited to milk a cow, well, a faux cow, anyway! Mabel is located in the Dairy Barn, with a stool set up for kids to try their hand at milking a pretend cow. Don’t worry, there are farmers ready to help them out! Then wander over to see real cows being milked in the Milking Parlor, and sample some free milk.
8. Northwest Outdoors
The Northwest Outdoors exhibit also invites kids to learn about adventures in the Northwest by strapping on some snowshoes, learning to shoot a bow, and fishing. All weekend long, children can explore as they follow a straw track lined with trees and booths. Don’t forget to stop by and try your hand at shooting a real bow, or catching a rainbow trout. Fishing gear and volunteers are there to help them get a nibble (kids 12 years and under, please).
The fair hosts a daily parade through the fairgrounds with costume characters, scouts and more! Weekdays at 5:30 p.m., weekends at 12:00 p.m.
9. Planting Patch
Many kids have never seen where fruits and vegetables come from, so this area is a place of wonder. Wander through patches of enormous pumpkins, corn, and squash, and see berries growing.
10. Tractor Tracks
Talk about a hit when this was introduced last year! Thanks to sponsor, Tractor Supply, kids get a chance to take the wheel and pedal a mini antique tractor around a maze, enjoying sights found on a farm, including a red barn, water feature and a tractor.
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