Spring Youth Fair Returns


The Spring Youth Fair returned to the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Friday after a two-year hiatus.

Through Sunday, visitors can view a wide variety of living and still-life exhibits — including art, science projects, baked goods and more — from youth, sample fair foods and fares from local vendors and partake in activities such as putt-putt golf and rock climbing that are sure to delight kids of all ages.

The fair operates on the motto “kids are special, fairs are fun” and aims to provide a fun learning experience for all youth — regardless of their background or where they live.

“We believe that fair participation encourages family unity, community pride and cooperative competition,” stated youth fair organizers in a written statement “Our event wouldn’t be possible without the amazing kids who exhibit and all of their family, friends, teachers and group leaders who support and encourage them to do their best … as well as the enormous group of volunteers, vendors, nonprofits and entertainers who join in to make Spring Youth Fair this community’s premier springtime event!”

The youth fair is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Admission is free for kids ages 5 and under, $5 per day for adults and youths older than 13 and $4 per day for kids ages 6-12, seniors and military.

Parking costs $5 per day at the fairgrounds parking lot.

Learn more about the Spring Youth Fair online at https://www.springyouthfair.org.