It's that time of year — time to get your happy on and Do the Puyallup!
The fair — Washington's largest — runs Friday, September 7 through September 23. Tomorrow, on opening day, bring a non-perishable food donation and receive a FREE gate admission between 9 a.m. and noon. Last year, over 160,000 pounds of food were donated.
Rich's will be at The Puyallup Fair, of course. We’re excited to be exhibiting (and selling) a limited-edition selection of stoves and spas at our booth. Once the Puyallup Fair ends, these products will no longer be available.
Plus, during the Puyallup, we offer “Fair Pricing” — our best prices of the year at Rich's five Puget Sound Showrooms in Tacoma, Southcenter, Silverdale, Bellevue and Lynnwood.
A bit 'o Puyallup trivia:
Since 1976, people have been humming, singing, and dancing to the 'Do the Puyallup' jingle. You can listen the the jingle here, in three versions:
Download the sheet music so you can play and sing along!
If you’ve never been to the Puyallup, you’re missing out on the fair of a lifetime. Officially named the Western Washington Fair, the Puyallup is celebrating its 112th anniversary, With over 1 million visitors, the Puyallup is the world’s eighth largest fair.
Concerts, concerts, and more concerts
The fair has a great lineup of evening concerts to appeal to every taste: country, comedy, Christian, rap, pop, and and rock.
- Willie Nelson
- Craig Morgan
- Martina McBride
- Jeff Foxworthy
- Jackie Evancho
- Enrique Iglesias
- Big Time Rush
- Doobie Brothers
- Jeff Dunham
- Tim McGraw
Tips for doin' The Puyallup:
If you enter through the Green Gate, you’ll want to visit the sheep, poultry, and horse barns, and then head over to the nearby Food Court.
Enter through the Purple Gate and you’ll be right at the SillyVille Train Station and kiddie rides.
Enter through the Blue Gate, and you’ll start out at the Showplace Stage, where you can catch 100% locally grown entertainment. Be sure to visit the Beef and Dairy, and Livestock barns, and the Commercial Exhibits.
Enter through the Gold Gate, and you’ll be right in front of the Fountain Plaza Stage (magic shows, comedy acts, juggling) and the Columbia Bank Concert Center, where the main Concert Series is held will be to your right.
The Red Gate leads directly to the Western Heritage Center and Merchant’s Building (to your left), the Floral Building and Carnival area (to your right), and the Restaurant Building (straight ahead).
No trip to the Puyallup would be complete without Fair Scones filled with fresh berries and slathered with whipped cream.
You’ll also find yummy artery-clogging fare such as funnel cakes, onion rings, curly fries, elephant ears, caramel apples, cotton candy, fudge, and everybody’s favorite, deep fried Twinkies.
Be sure to check out the Fair Food Contests, including The Great American Spam Championship, The Salsa Showdown, and of course, The Original Famous Fair Scone Contest.
Get out a highlighter pen and plan your junk food extravaganza on this downloadable Food Map.
And since Puyallup is a bit off the beaten track, you might need driving directions to get there.
Have a great time doin' the Puyallup, and be sure to stop by Rich's exhibit and say hi!
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