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Today’s fair schedule: Parade and cattle drive kicks off the Puyallup this morning

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Sep. 9, 2011 at 8:38 am |
September 9, 2011 9:08 am

The traditional Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive marks the start of the Puyallup Fair in downtown Puyallup this morning, starting at 9:50 a.m. Meridian Street will be closed from West Main Street to Seventh Avenue from 9:50-10:50 a.m. due to activity along the parade route.

Highlights from today’s schedule:

Billy and the Hillbillies, live music, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Showplace Stage

Danny Vernon Illusion of Elvis, 1, 3:30, 8:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Stage

Puyallup Rodeo, 1, 6:30 p.m., Grandstand

Kids Tractor Pull, 1, 2:30, 4, 6 p.m. Green Gate Area

Joe Nichols Concert, 9 p.m. Grandstand

IF YOU GO

Dates: Today-Sept 25.

Hours: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

Admission: $11 for adults, $9 for students (ages 6-18) and seniors (62 and older). Advance discount tickets at Safeway, Walgreens, Fred Meyer and South Hill Mall. There’s no admission charge for kids 5 and younger. Today everyone gets in free from 10 a.m.-noon; people are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Puyallup Food Bank.

Parking: $10 Monday-Friday, $12 Saturday-Sunday.

Transportation: The fair has its own express bus service this year instead of Pierce Transit. Buses depart every 20 to 30 minutes from the South Hill Mall, Lakewood Towne Center and Tacoma Mall, and Fridays through Sundays from River Road and Fourth Street Northwest in Puyallup. Cost is $4 round trip and $3 one way, cash only.

More information: Fair website

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