Friday, April 30, 2010

The Puyallup Home & RV Show runs through Sunday

If you haven't been to the Puyallup Home & RV show, you are missing out. You get a great perspective of what options you have for a permanent home, or a home on wheels.

The info is:

April 29 - May 2

Location: Americraft ShowPlex, Enter through Blue Gate

Hours: Thu-Fri: 11 am - 8 pm; Sat: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Admission: Adults: $10; Seniors (62+): $9; Students: $7; Kids (12 & under): FREE

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A year of records at the Spring Fair in Puyallup 2010

It was a year of records to be broken at the Spring Fair in Puyallup!

Those records include:

* First and foremost, we saw more guests attend than any other Spring Fair in our 21 year history! A total of 126,993 guests enjoyed the 3-1/2 day event.

* We saw the largest number of people on a Friday than any other Friday in Spring Fair history - 30,904.

* A total of 5,077 members of the military community enjoyed free gate admission on Friday's Military Appreciation Day, thanks to our media partner, FREEDOM 570 KVI.

* Our Sunday saw bigger crowds than any other Sunday before this one at Spring Fair, a total of 43,861 guests.

Thanks to all who attended, and all who participated. It was a great Spring Fair in Puyallup!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Great Way to Free Your Glee

What a great way to show the brand new Puyallup Fair theme for 2010! Sand sculpturer, Russ Leno, carved the logo of the unicycle-riding cow in one of two sand sculptures he is creating at the Spring Fair in Puyallup. Make sure that you take a look at the sculpture as he continues to carve more accents both today and tomorrow at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Today's hours are 10 am - 10 pm, and Sunday, Sept. 18 hours are 10 am - 8 pm.

And, as the theme says, Free Your Glee!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kids FREE today, and food bank donations being accepted

Today's the day!

Gate admission is free for kids (0-18 years) on Thursday, April 15 only, with a recommendation of bringing a non-perishable food item for the FISH Food Bank. Kids will love spending time at the Fair, and with no charge for gate admission, it's a deal worth taking advantage of for kids.

Barrels are filling with food for the food bank. Donations will be accepted all day, so bring your donation when you come down.

There's blue in the skies, and lots to do. Don't miss the Spring Fair in Puyallup, today through Sunday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

KMPS Showcase features FREE Justin Moore Concert on Friday Night

The ninth annual KMPS Showcase is slated for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Great American Stage, featuring up-and-coming country artist Justin Moore. It is going to be an amazing show!

His first song, “Small Town USA” quickly became a top 15 hit, and established him as one of 2009’s break-out country artists, garnering attention from People, The Washington Post and Billboard.

Doors to the concert open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is first come, first seated. Justin is sure to pack the house, so don’t miss this free concert.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pierce County Green Living Exhibit

How is your life making an impact on the earth? You’ll learn about the latest ways to be green in your home, office, yard, farm, meal preparation, and much more at the Pierce County Green Living exhibit at the Spring Fair.

You’ll find 14,000 square feet of educational and entertaining ways to help the environmental footprint you call home. Pierce County is bringing together state-of-the-art environmental groups to offer information, interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and one-on-one assistance to help make your world greener. Discover new green technologies, renewable energy, recycling and ideas for sustainable living right inside the Blue Gate.

Pierce County decided that the Spring Fair would be the perfect spot to host their Liveable Communities Fair, an every-other-year tradition. Check out the latest advancements, right inside the Blue Gate, April 15-18th.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Race over to watch the Swifty Swine Pig Races

And they’re off!
No, you aren’t at the horse racing track, but watching prize-winning porkers rounding the bend to take first place honors – an Oreo cookie. Crowds really gather to watch the competition heats, cheering their favorite racing pig.
The Swifty Swine Pig Races are in a NEW location at the Spring Fair this year, in the south end, just beyond the Showplace Stage inside the Blue Gate. Remember, they are exclusive to the Spring Fair, and won't be here in September.
Thursday: 4:00, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.
Friday / Saturday: Noon; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m; 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fiesta Mexicana

If you haven’t seen the dancing horses at Fiesta Mexicana in the past, put it on your list for things to see at the Spring Fair in Puyallup (April 15-18) this year. Over the past few years it has become so popular that the event has moved this year to the Contest Arena (south of the Blue Gate entrance). Each of the several performances a day will continue to draw crowds to see horsemen and their talented horses dancing.
Each of the skilled riders and their horses are nationally known. Again this year, they are from Rancho Alegre, Rancho Garnica, and 3 Diamantes y Tres Amigos. The exquisite d├ęcor placed on the horses, and their agility as they perform is guaranteed to be a show stopper. Entertainment doesn’t stop there. The horses dance to the music of Banda Vagos Thursday – Saturday, and Mariachi Ayutla on Sunday.

Dora the Explorer will be meeting and greeting young children at Fiesta Mexicana. This celebrity character will shake hands and pose with kids for cherished pictures they will keep a long time. Children will also have the chance to make masks in the Kids Craft area from 1:00 – 7:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Authentic Mexican food will be prepared by Club Jalisco, with proceeds helping those in need in Jalisco, Mexico. Enjoy the very best from our friends to the South, thanks, too to LaGranD (99.3 FM) and KeBuena (1210 AM).
Here are the schedules:

Dora the Explorer appearances:
Thursday: 2 – 8 p.m.
Friday / Saturday / Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dancing Horses and cultural dancers/bands:
Thursday: 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 pm
Saturday / Sunday: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 p.m.

Cultural entertainers only:
Saturday / Sunday: 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Man vs. Sand

There’s lots more than a pile of sand, some water and a bucket involved with the sand sculptures you’ll see throughout the Spring Fair in Puyallup!

Master sculptor Russ Leno will put his creative process to work, turning grains of sand into creative masterpieces. Fair guests can join in the fun, too, with a mound of sand ready and waiting for guests to create a work of art.

Another mound will be sculpted by Russ, alone, as he unveils the 2010 Puyallup Fair logo crafted out of sand. Truly amazing! Enjoy "Sand vs. Man" the entire Spring Fair, April 15-18, 2010.