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Puyallup Spring Fair just misses attendance record

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm with No Comments »
April 24, 2012 1:01 pm

From the catch-up file:

The sun showed up, and so did people.

Last weekend’s Spring Fair in Puyallup drew 126,165 over four days, the annual event’s second-highest attendance since it debuted in 1990.

It missed beating 2010’s all-time high by 829 people.

A smaller version of the 17-day Puyallup Fair in September, the Spring Fair featured the familiar rides, games and treats. There also were some new attractions: a NASCAR simulator and a hands-on rock music exhibit.

“We are always looking for new attractions and activities that win interest (from) all members of the family,” said Kent Hojem, the Fair’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “By the response from many who attended, we hit the right combination this year.”

Roughly 2,500 pounds of food was collected for the Puyallup Food Bank during an opening day collection drive.

The Puyallup Fair is Sept. 7-23.

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