Saturday, September 12, 2009
Opening Friday Breaks Attendance Record
Blue sky weather was a definite bonus to the wide range of opening day activities that created the largest opening Friday in the Puyallup Fair's history. When the tally was complete, 86,332 people came through the turnstiles.The parade through downtown Puyallup traditionally kicks on the Fair, and has done so since 2000. This year, some unruly steer decided to visit a convenience store. Thanks to the store's electric eye, the door open for them. They stepped in for a minute, and decided that the merchandise wasn't what they liked. Quick thinking cowboys quickly herded them back, and the crowd loved the diversion!With a weekend of great weather in store, and the top 24 cowboys in each event competing in the Justin Boots Playoffs of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, there will be lots to enjoy. After all, it is the last hurrah to Summer!