Puyallup Fair Starts Today, Running Sept. 7-23
Puyallup, WA, September 7, 2007 – A tradition in the Pacific Northwest opens its gates at 10 a.m. sharp this morning – the Puyallup Fair. The 17-day Fair runs through Sunday, Sept. 23rd, and greets approximately 1.1 million guests. It is the sixth largest fair in the country.
Kicking off the Fair is the annual parade in downtown Puyallup, which starts at 10 a.m. from the corner of Meridian Street and Main, and heads south towards the Fair. Mexican Corriente cattle are driven by cowboys, reminiscent of days gone by. The Grand Marshal this year is Colonel Harry D. Tunnell IV, Commander, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Combat Team, Fort Lewis. Draft horse hitches, marching bands, and equestrian drill teams round out the 40 minute parade.
The Puyallup Fair offers a blend of tradition with trendy new offerings. Grange displays, quilts, cooking contests, an international photo exhibition, floral contests, food, animals and agriculture are always favorites. FFA and 4-H hold their state fairs at the Puyallup Fair as well.
Nickelodeon’s Slime Across America has a one-day stop on Sept. 8, the Budweiser Clydesdales are here Sept. 7-10, and the Dock Dogs will perform Sept. 20-23.
The first three days of the Fair feature the Puyallup Pro Rodeo. The PRCA selected Puyallup to be one of four cities in the country to host the national playoffs, where the top cowboys and cowgirls in the country will be competing.
Free stages, strolling entertainers, and big name acts at Columbia Bank’s Puyallup Fair Concert Series, from Daughtry to Reba McEntire to Howie Mandel offer great entertainment.
Gates open at 10 a.m. daily, Sept. 7-23rd. Advance gate admission tickets are available at Columbia Bank and Safeway stores in western Washington:
At Gate Advance
Adults $10.00 $8.00
Students (6-18) $8.00 $6.50
Seniors (62 yrs.+) $8.00 $6.50
Kids (5 & under) ALWAYS FREE
Parking is $8 M-F, and $10 on weekends.
The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. For further information about the Sept. 7-23, 2007 Puyallup Fair, visit www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.
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