I go most years, but not all. I've taken some classes I've really enjoyed, others, not do much. The Puyallup show focuses on education rather than profits...not so here, sad to say...years ago I signed up for a lot of classes. One was an heirloom baby blanket. The class was on either Saturday or Sunday, but they ended up cancelling it for the scheduled day and combining it with a Monday class...yes, they had classes on Mondays for a year or two. But, Rebecca was going on the Monday and I was looking after Jameson. So I told them that wouldn't work for me and I'd like a refund. But!!!!!! they insisted they had a "no refund policy"...but THEY had rescheduled!!! So they told me to choose a different class...but I had already signed up and paid for every single class that interested me...and again said I'd like a refund. No way would they give me back my money! Rebecca ended up taking the class on the Monday. But I considered their policy in those circumstances extremely inane and greedy! The way they handled things after 9/11 was ridiculous too...
So, I do go, but only because it's the only game in town! I've only been to the Toronto and Puyallup shows and there is no comparison! If there are classes you really want to take Lynn, then it would be worth the trip. Ron Collins, Jan Bones, Sandra Betzina are usually there and very worthwhile. Kenneth King is usually there too, and many people love his classes. He is certainly very talented and has innovative ideas, but I don't find it a comfortable fit for me with he and his large ego in the classroom 😏
You will find some worthwhile shopping, especially armed with US$. The Wool Shop, I think it is, has nice garment fabrics, wools of course, and shirting, though some of it is poly cotton. If Bataboff is there, and I expect they will be, they have can't be beat pricing on Isacord thread.
Do try to bring your own lunch...the food choices are slim and the quality poor and the prices outrageous. I couldn't believe it when I heard people complaining about the food and prices in Puyallup...it was gourmet delights compared to Toronto! Do let us know if you decide to go...not my aim to discourage you, just give my honest opinions...I will probably go...