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.
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