Monday, March 29, 2010

Do you hear the drums? That’s One World Taiko

You will absolutely love the the music, the rhythm and the action of a new entertainment feature at the Spring Fair - One World Taiko. Their amazing performances on Showplace Stage on Thursday and Friday feature Japanese drums with universal rhythms.
One World Taiko presents a contemporary style of Japanese drumming that incorporates dynamic and fluid movement as well as heart pounding percussion. The music is drawn from Japan's ancient tradition of lively and spirited festival drumming. Blend tradition with One World Taiko’s own creative rhythms, arrangements and choreography, and you’ll discover modern spirit to the ancient tradition of taiko.
Catch them on Showplace Stage, a free stage, at:
Thursday, April 15 at: 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm
Friday, April 16 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Step On In to the Step Show at Spring Fair on Saturday Night

Step shows are one of the latest things to capture our attention. It is absolutely amazing the unison and talent each of these young groups possesses.
Step shows are more than rhythm, more than dancing, and more than music. Step shows are taking the country by storm, attracting junior and senior high students, as well as college students.
If you are wondering what stepping incorporates, it includes cheerleading, military, and drill team moves, plus the call-and response element. Stepping is high cultural history and high energy.
We’ll have 8 to 10 step teams performing at the Spring Fair on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m., vying for the $500 grand prize. One of the groups, pictured here, is Northside Youth Programs – Blue Diamonds Step Team. During intermission, Christian rapper, Blaze (also pictured) will perform.
Circle your calendar to attend this uplifting performance!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pipe Tapping - What the heck is that?

What the heck is pipe tapping? I had no idea, but when I heard that we had national winners from the area, I wanted to find out since it will be held at the Spring Fair on Saturday, April 17.
Pipe tapping is when skilled technical teams drill and tap a water-pressurized iron pipe, install a stop, cut and flare copper tubing with relative fittings to make connections at the main, a curb stop, and finally at a meter yoke. Whew!
They move at the speed of lightening. It requires speed, accuracy, agility and strength to get the job done in the fastest amount of time. Each team gets two attempts to complete the event within 30 minutes (that leaves me out!), and the shortest time gets recorded.
Last year, the number one spot in the American Water Works Association’s 2009 Conference went to Tacoma Water. Their team of four men beat all other competitors in the United States and Canada, coming in at an amazing time of one minute, 13 seconds.
Check out this new Spring Fair event on Saturday to see if the competitors can beat the world champion time!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rock On! Christian Musicfest at Spring Fair

We’re bringing something new this year to the Spring Fair, the Rock On! Christian Musicfest. Nine worship teams and Christian bands will be performing at the grandstand stage on Friday, April 16. Everyone who attends can text in their favorite band for “People’s Choice Award.” A special guest is Chasing Jane (formerly of Three Pound Soul).

This is a separate ticketed event, but if you purchase in advance (, it is ONLY $10 – and that includes Spring Fair gate admission. What a deal!

It starts at 5:30 pm and concludes at 9 pm. This new and exciting event offers a spiritual message in an atmosphere of safe, family fun. Rock On!

Friday, April 16th

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Advance tix at

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ring-tailed Lemurs and Albino Burmese Pythons, oh my!

Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue is a brand new feature at the Spring Fair this year. It is free, and found in the Pavilion, first floor. You’ll take a journey through the exotic plants, palm trees, and rhythmic jungle sounds, and be mesmerized by the interaction of more than 20 live exotic animals, from ring-tailed lemur to an albino Burmese python. It’s great for all ages, because you’ll learn about conservation and preservation of the rainforest. It’s all part of the 30-minute stage show that is both educational and entertaining. It’s free, so make sure you drop by all four days of the Spring Fair.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dock Dogs Leap to Spring Fair in Puyallup

If you’ve attended the Spring Fair the past few years, you know that DockDogs has become a popular feature. Even if you aren’t a dog owner, you’ll love watching the dogs leap off the decking to grab a ball or toy before landing in the water. The dog with the longest leap off the end of the dock – The Big Air Dog – wins! What’s fun is that they boast 0% discrimination, accepting dogs of any size, shape or age to compete. If you have a dog and want to compete, make sure that you sign up in advance at It’s FREE to watch once you come into the Spring Fair, too!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Twice the Demolition Derby Thrills at Spring Fair

Word has it that the Demolition Derby at Spring Fair in Puyallup is Twice as big as last year. Why? Because it will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 6 pm, and on Sunday, April 17 at 2 pm. And, there will be fireworks following the Saturday night derby that you can see far beyond just the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Saturday's derby features the small cars, and Sunday is dedicated to the big cars. Derby fans love the different sizes, and can even by bundled tickets to both performances. This year they are reserved tickets, so it is worth buying them early at Ticketmaster or The advance tix include Fair gate admission, making it a cool package. Besides, who can resist the flaming fun of "Controlled Chaos" at both derbies!