Do The Puyallup!

The Puyallup Fair is here once again and runs through September 23rd.  Located in Puyallup, WA, the Puyallup Fair is also known as the Western Washington Fair to some.  Things to Do?  Whether it is the tried and true Krusty Pup, Pete’s BBQ or if you try something new… the Fair food is sure to please!  There are a number of beer/liquor/wine gardens that offer live (or TV) entertainment as well.  And speaking of live entertainment, the Puyallup Concert Series offers a good mix of artists to choose from.  Why not visit the wide variety of animals while you’re here… like the six-day old piglets (the day I was there anyway), the Beef Barn (cattle), chicks, rabbits or take in the rodeo (although you’ve missed the rodeo as it was Sept 7-9th).  Catch the largest pumpkin recorded in Puyallup Fair history or check out your favorite hobby, agriculture display, chainsaw carving, and more.  And of course, there are plenty of vendors trying to sell their goods and services.  Oh, and we can’t forget the rides now can we?  Maybe you’ll try The Giant Slide, Vertigo (swing), or Zero Gravity.  One of the new exhibits this year is the Rainforest Adventure –  you’ll find toucans, snapping turtles, roaches, and more – a welcomed addition!   And if you are looking for a bit of history… Brown & Haley is celebrating their 100th year  – you might like to purchase a commemorative tin of Almond Roca for a gift… the holidays will soon be at our doorstep.  They are also part of this year’s Fair Museum.   So much to see!

Check out my September 2010 posting for additional insight or  http://www.thefair.com/puyallup-fair/  Whether you are a seasoned fair goer or this is your first time …. you’ll want to come back for more!

Note:  Starting next year, they are changing the name of the Puyallup Fair to the Washington STATE FAIR.  Somewhat similar to the Evergreen State Fair… in Monroe.

 

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Puyallup Fair

The 2010 Puyallup Fair is up and running…September 10th – 26th!   The Puyallup Fair is the World’s 8th largest fair.  Now that is something! 

Not only does the Fair have a concert series, but it also has a variety of entertainment and music throughout the Fairgrounds.  Last year, I saw Heart, a local favorite, for the first time here at the Fair.  Wow!  Ann can really belt out the tunes and the band (including sister Nancy) were fabulous!  The sound system and early Fall weather really made for a great show.  I would certainly see a show there again.  This year’s line-up showcases a little bit of everything including Adam Lambert, Heart, Willie Nelson, John Legend, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Queensryche, Billy Currington, Kid Rock, and more…

Like most fairs, the Puyallup has its rodeo, the rides, and the exhibits (art, photography, 4-H, hobby hall, floral, and the colorful displays of fruit and vegetables, grains, and more).  Sample your favorite fair food…whether it be a corn dog (my personal favorite), elephant ears, scones, enjoy the wine garden, corn-on-the-cob, BBQ, or try the international cuisine or healthful food options.  Whatever your choice, you will be able to find something unique that you more than likely will only get once a year.  Cooking oil at the Fair is Trans Fat Free.   And what is a fair without animals…the barns are filled with pigs (Whee!), rabbits, horses, chicks, cows, and the like.  What is your favorite part of the Fair?

Check out their website for tickets/admission, directions, hours, parking, and other info…http://www.thefair.com/puyallup-fair/