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Tag: Puyallup Fair


Washington State Fair announces fine art contests, incorporates new name into special category

Regional artists are invited to enter the Washington State Fair’s fine art contest in several categories, according to a Fair press release.

Online registration must be completed by Sunday, Aug. 4, and entries are due Aug. 6-8 at the fairgrounds. A total of $4,300 will be awarded to winners in several categories, according to the release, including water media, oils, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, digital art and miniature categories.

A separate, special competition this year invites people to participate in the “Our State Fair” themed category, and art pieces must capture the artist’s view of the State Fair experience, the release says.

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VIDEO: Take a virtual ride on the new roller coaster, set to debut at the Washington State Fair in September

The Washington State Fair announced this month it will get a new permanent roller coaster at the fairgrounds. The looping inversion coaster will debut at the annual event, which runs Sept. 6-22.

A naming contest is under way for fairgoers 13 and older, and this video was released to help entrants come up with the perfect new name. The fair is accepting entries until midnight May 8 at thefair.com/spring-fair/contests.

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More than 500 entries submitted so far in fair’s roller coaster naming contest

The Washington State Fair has received more than 500 entries so far in a contest to name its new roller coaster, according to a fair press release.

The new ride, which debuts this fall at the annual event Sept. 6-22, is a looping inversion coaster that reaches about +5.8 gravity force. That is comparable to a Formula One racing car, the release says.

The naming contest is open through midnight May 8, and anyone 13 and older can enter. The person who coins the moniker will win two season gate passes for the Washington State Fair and two vouchers valid

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FFA, 4-H students raise nearly $180,000 at Spring Fair livestock auction

FFA and 4-H students raised nearly $180,000 at the Spring Fair’s Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale on Sunday, according to a Spring Fair news release.

The students raised $179,995 at the auction, an increase of $31,395 over last year’s figure. Members prepared and showed their hogs, steers and sheep Thursday through Saturday at the annual Spring Fair in Puyallup, leading up to the auction event on Sunday.

All proceeds from the event benefit the FFA and 4-H participants, according to the release.

Butcher Boys in Puyallup purchased the 4-H grand champion steer, owned by Ryan Rogers of Eatonville. The FFA grand champion steer, owned

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Friday events at fair to feature free admission for military, fireworks and other events

The second day of the Spring Fair is going to start off wet, but the show will go on. Here is a lineup of Friday’s noteworthy events:

·        Military Appreciation Day:  All active, reserve, and retired military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans simply show their military ID at the gate, and receive free admission all day. Media partner 94.1 KMPS/102.5 KZOK

·        Spectacular fireworks show at approximately 9 pm tonight

·        Monster Truck Show, 7:30 p.m., separate ticketed event. Tickets available at the Fair Box Office or www.thefair.com

·        Free pit

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Spring Fair opens tomorrow with free admission for kids; runs through Sunday

The 24th annual Spring Fair kicks off tomorrow in Puyallup with free gate admission for kids.

The BECU Kids Free Gate Admission runs from 2-10 p.m. tomorrow, according to a Spring Fair news release. Kids and their families are encouraged to bring food donations for the Puyallup Food Bank drive.

Last year, the food bank collected 2,500 pounds of food at the Spring Fair, according to the release.

Military members, veterans and their families will also get free admission on Friday for Military Appreciation Day. The discount is available to those with valid military identification.

The Spring Fair runs tomorrow

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Kid Rock to close concert series at Washington State Fair

Kid Rock will wrap up the Washington State Fair’s two-week long concert series on Sept. 22, according to a news release from the fair’s public relations counsel Karen LaFlamme.

Tickets for An Evening with Kid Rock will go on sale Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and range from $45-$95. Tickets include fair gate admission, and are for sale at thefair.com/concerts or at the fair’s box office at 9th Avenue Southwest and South Meridian Street in Puyallup on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., according to the release.

The Washington State Fair Concert Series also will feature other major artists including

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