Despite rainy weather at the start of the four-day Spring Fair in Puyallup, the event — which wrapped up Sunday — drew 114,317 people, the fourth highest attendance in the event’s 22-year history.
It was 12,676 people short of last year, which holds the record, a Fair news release said.
“The weather at the start of the Fair this year was a test of the tradition this April event holds. Rain or shine, people loved the offerings we included in the price of gate admission,” said Kent Hojem, Fair CEO, in the release.
Along with the usual carnival rides, exhibits and food, this year’s Fair also included a cooking demonstration by Food Network star and Sumner native Sandra Lee, and new features such as lumberjack and monster truck shows and the Northwest Junior Rodeo.
The larger Puyallup Fair, which typically draws more than 1.1 million people during its 17-day run, is planned Sept. 9-25. The theme is “Make your escape.”
Details are on the Fair’s website.