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Meeker Days Festival begins Friday; more than 250 vendors participating

The 74th Annual Meeker Days Festival begins Friday in Puyallup.

Festival coordinator Paige Griffith said the Puyallup Main Street Association, which sponsors the three-day-event, expects more people to attend the festival than in past years.

This year’s event attracted more than 250 vendors, and four stages will host musical acts all weekend long.

“It’s a celebration of our city’s heritage,” Griffith said Thursday.

The event runs noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Griffith said two musicians from  NBC’s “The Voice” are scheduled to perform. Beverly McClellan, a finalist from season one, and finalist Amanda

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Washington State Fair to host Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown, Skillet, others

The Washington State Fair announced another concert as part of its annual concert series, according to a news release Monday.

The Carnival of Madness Tour, which includes four American rock bands, is set for Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. Shinedown, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human will all perform as part of the Washington State Fair Concert Series, which runs Sept. 6-22.

Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m., according to the release. They range from $35-$45 and include fair admission.

Fairgoers can purchase tickets online at

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Puyallup city officials to wear high heels, raise awareness about domestic violence issues during Meeker Days

Puyallup’s annual Meeker Days will include a charitable event to benefit sexual assault resources in Pierce County.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, part of an international movement designed to raise awareness about domestic violence issues, will be June 22 at 10 a.m. with an associated 5K fun run starting at 9 a.m., according to a city press release.

Last year, Puyallup City Council members participated in the Tacoma-Pierce County event where participants wear high heels and walk a mile — literally — in women’s shoes. This year, Puyallup is hosting a local offshoot of the march.


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Cheap Trick to perform at Washington State Fair as part of annual concert series

Cheap Trick will perform as part of the Washington State Fair Concert Series in the fall, according to a Fair press release.

The hard rock group will perform on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55, including Fair gate admission, and go on sale Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased online at thefair.com/concerts or in person at the Fair’s box office at  9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.

The Washington State Fair runs Sept. 6-22. Other concerts as part of the Fair’s annual concert series

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