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Puyallup Fair kicks off Friday with parade

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 10:09 am with No Comments »
September 5, 2012 11:06 am

The Puyallup Fair’s annual Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive will take off at 10 a.m. Friday and wind through downtown.

Pro Rodeo cowboys will herd 60 steers along the parade route. The lineup also is set to include junior and senior high school marching bands, Joint Base Lewis-McChord color guards, equestrian drill teams and draft horse hitches.

Fred Oldfield, an artist specializing in the American West, is the grand marshal.

The event marks the start off the 17-day fair, which runs through Sept. 23 at the fairgrounds on 9th Avenue Southwest. This year’s theme is “Get your happy on.” There’s no admission fee on opening day from 9 a.m. to noon.

Fairgoers are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food for the Puyallup Food Bank.

The Puyallup Rodeo Breakfast is 8-10 a.m. Friday at Pioneer Park Pavilion on South Meridian. Doug Clerget from “The Bachelorette” and members of the Daffodil Festival royal court are scheduled to appear.

The cost is $2 per person.



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