Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sewing and Stitchery Expo

We can’t help but “needle” you to attend the annual Sewing and Stitchery Expo, held at the Fair held Feb. 28 - March 3rd. It’s one of the largest and most prestigious sewing expos in North America, drawing guests and speakers around the globe. This definitely isn't a local event, as you will hear when you witness other languages spoken by guests at the Expo.

Are you ready to learn? Then you're in luck! Both novice and experienced sewers will enjoy 400+ booths, and great classes. You’ll learn the greatest techniques, products, and trends in the sewing industry – and have fun, too! 

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Friday, October 14, 2011

What do snowmobiles, dolls and reptiles have in common?

Yes, those three items don't seem to have much in common, unless you discover that there will be three separate shows this weekend at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center featuring these items.

The events are held on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, and each is a popular favorite at the facility.

With winter fast approaching, that means people are starting to think about snow, and snowmobiling. The Washington State Snowmobile Association Expo is a great place to learn more about these vehicles and accessories, and may be inspirational as well. If you are hankering for a snowmobile, you may end up coming home with a new one to enjoy this winter! There's a safety class, plus a swap meet, too. Open 10 am - 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am - 3 pm on Sunday.

The 17th Annual Seattle Reptile Expo will feature a wide variety of vendors, displaying reptiles, and all of the products you need to keep your reptiles comfortable and safe. It's both fun and educational, so check it on on Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm in Expo Hall (enter through Gold Gate).

The Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show has been popular over the years, and this show will attract a large attendance. The theme is "Think Pink" to recognize breast cancer awareness. They are also hosting a hat contest, so wear yours on Saturday. The have the ever-popular consigment table, "Can it be fixed" area, and much more. Drop by the Pavilion from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, and 10 am - 3 pm on Sunday.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Exciting Educational Exhibits at the Fair

There are many exhibits for kids to gain a fun learning experience at the Fair. Here are two different exhibits that offer exciting hands-on education.

The World of Music is an interactive, hands-on museum of music, housing over 300 culturally diverse instruments from six continents. Wander through the exhibit and gain an understanding
of how music is a universal language. Get a glimpse of other cultures and history in an educational, yet fun environment. Kids can also enjoy drum circles throughout the day, rhythm workshops, a Blue Man Group Station, a kid’s band area, and an electronic instrument section, featuring the amazing Beamz Laser Music Player. Drum circles will be held daily at noon, 2, and 4 p.m. in the Paulhamus Plaza. The World of Music is open daily 11 a.m.– 7 p.m.

The Traveling Farm is a new, custom-built 48' semi offers a walk-through facility that features 14 museum-quality interactive exhibits to engage and educate young learners. Today, many children know woefully little about agriculture's role in their daily lives - where food comes from, what life on a farm is like, why it is important to have farms in our communities,
etc. The Traveling Farm teaches students the role farming plays in our lives. There are farm-to table illustrations, teaching kids where food really comes from and then making healthy food choices. You and the family can visit the Traveling Farm near the Green Gate.

Both exhibits offer an educational experience for the whole family to learn more about the world around them, in a manner that is so fun you don’t even realize you are learning. Put each exhibit on your list to see at the Fair, hurry though there is only three days left!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Everyone's a Kid Weekend!

Everyone is a kid during the last weekend of the Puyallup Fair. Adults can pay kids admission prices Saturday Sept. 24 and Sunday Sept. 25. A coupon is required and can be found on the Fair’s website. Click the link below to print the coupon and save $2 off the regular adult price of $11 and pay the kid’s price of $9.

While at the Fair this weekend stop by Barn J to see exotic animals from all corners of the world, which have made their way to the Puyallup Fair for the Animals of the World exhibit starting today! Take this opportunity to see and learn about animals you may have never seen or heard about before. This year features: Watusi cattle, fainting goats, Nigerian dwarf goats, camels, zebras, and many more. New to the exhibit this year are hedgehogs!

There are 17 different species of hedgehogs found in different parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. They use their quills to protect themselves from predators, using their two back muscles to pull the quills over uncovered body parts, such as their head, feet and belly. Hedgehogs are known as pest control being that they can eat up to 200 grams of insects a night!

Visit and learn more about the hedgehogs and other animals in the Barn J as a part of the Animals of the World exhibit.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fiestas Patrias: Come Fiesta at the Fair

Join western Washington’s Latino community in celebrating their vibrant culture at Fiestas Patrias, featuring delectable authentic foods, action-packed dancers, and the latest Latino entertainers. Don’t miss bands Paloma, Grupo Viento de Michoacan, Zertero Musical, JalapeƱo Band, Domador de la Sierra, and more!

The Grandstand will feature performances starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

New this year! Fiestas Patrias will end the day with a special concert featuring Intocable. This seven-member band’s song, “Prometi” is currently #6 on Billboard Latin Songs Chart, and #2 on the Billboard Mexican Regional Songs Chart. Intocable’s albums have sold millions of copies, and have also earned them countless awards. Opening for Intocable are Explosion Musical and Ely Quintero.

Fiestas Patrias features vendors selling a range of products, and artisans selling south-of-the-border clothing and jewelry in the most stunning colors. Food vendors will entice guests with authentic foods, including churros, tacos, ceviche, and pastries. Come and fiesta at the Puyallup Fair!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trout Fishing, Snowshoeing, and Target Practice, All for Kids!

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting “Go Play Outside,” which features a free kids catch and release fishing pond. Children 12 years old and under, and who are least 39 inches tall can participate. Youth with disabilities are encouraged to join. The pond is open from noon to 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. each weekend of the Fair, September 9-11, September 16-18, and September 23-25.

The pond is located in the NW Outdoors Building. Fishing gear will be provided, and volunteers will be on hand to help. Children may catch and release one fish during each session and participate in only one session per day. Every child who casts a line will walk away with a “Go Play Outside” decal, bumper sticker, and litterbag.

While you won’t find snow at the Fair, you’ll find snowshoeing for kids with “faux” snow. Straw works well for kids to practice maneuvering with snowshoes. Kids can also practice their target shooting skills with a pellet gun and a target, with skilled marksmen helping, of course.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Roller Coaster Wedding

One lucky couple said “I Do” atop the Wooden Roller Coaster this morning.

The lucky couple was Sarah Petty, 33, and Robert Scherzer, 29, of Magnolia in Seattle, Wash. They met six years ago in New York where both were working at a Broadway production company. Last year, Scherzer proposed to Petty on her birthday in front of family and friends.

The Roller Coaster Wedding is a popular contest that has been held over the years sponsored by STAR 101.5 FM in Seattle. The wedding was broadcasted live this morning during the Kent and Alan Morning Show. Kent Phillips, an ordained minister and co-host of the show, officiated the ceremony as family and friends witnessed this once in a lifetime event.

The couple received wedding rings from Ben Bridge Jewelers. The groom and best man were suited head to toe in attire provided by The Men’s Warehouse in Puyallup. Maloney’s Florist and Gifts in Puyallup provided the floral arrangement. The wedding cake was made by Pioneer Bakery in Puyallup. A Fair Scone breakfast reception was also provided, courtesy of the Puyallup Fair.

The newlyweds will enjoy wedding night accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Puyallup. Then they will be whisked away for a Hawaiian-style romantic honeymoon from Alaska Airlines, where they will stay at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

Congratulations Sarah and Robert, best wishes to both of you!