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Today at the fair: Half-off rides, military appreciation day

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Sep. 12, 2011 at 6:47 am |
September 14, 2011 1:39 pm

A couple good reasons to head to the Puyallup today: It’s Monday Madness, with 50 percent off rides, games and select food. And it’s Military Appreciation Day, with free admission for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans with a valid military ID.

MONDAY EVENTS

Dennis Lee & Band, 12:30, 2:45, 5 p.m., Fountain Plaza Stage

Floral Demonstrations, 1 p.m., Floral Building

Big Aerial Show, 2, 4, 6 p.m., Blue Gate Plaza

Draft Horse Driving Demonstrations, 2, 3:30 p.m., W.H. Paulhamus Arena

Police K-9 Demonstrations, 6:30 p.m. Loading Area

Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, 2nd Floor

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.
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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