I guess you could say I went 1½ times to the Fair this year. The first day, Friday September 5th Bob & I went out for about 4 hours. Then this last Tuesday I went again with my grandson Harrison. We stayed a little longer than Bob & I did. Both times we went on the bus from the nearby mall transit center. They have special buses that go from the different transit centers directly to the fair grounds. The fare is $3 each for the round trip. So much easier than battling the traffic & getting in and out of the fair parking lots where they charge up to $10 to park.
Both days I was there is was sunny and warm...about 75* with a breeze. Perfect fair going weather ! The first day is was free admission until noon so there were a ton of people there. Over 73,000 to be exact. There were long lines for everything. Tuesday the attendance was about 35,000 so it was very pleasant.
Usually both of my grand kids enter a lot of things in the fair but Meghanne took this fair off. She had so many things entered in the Spring Fair...she decided not to enter anything this fall. Harrison did enter on kit model but that's all.
Some fair facts; Over 100 years old The Western Washington Fair (or Puyallup Fair because the grounds are located in the town of Puyallup) is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. It continually ranks among the top ten largest fairs in the world. It sits on 169 acres in the Puyallup Valley. There are 55 year round staff but the number swells to 1,900 for the fair in September. If you're interested in more history of our fair, check out this web site; http://www.thefair.com/utility/about-us/history.php
The grandstand shows have many big names preforming each year. Among those artists this year are; Casting Crowns, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Fergie, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carrie Underwood, Michael W Smith and Steen Curtis Chapman. The shows are pretty expensive and the seats are uncomfortable so I'd rather buy a CD than sit in a cramped uncomfortable seat for 1½ hours.
I took pictures both days and I hope you all enjoy them..........