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Playing with Piglets at Puyallup Fair - Credit Patrick Hagerty
110 9th Avenue SW ,Puyallup ,Wa
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Puyallup Fair

when: Sep 9, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

where: Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Avenue SW , Puyallup , Wa

cost: $9-11 (under 5 free)

ages: All

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There is something for everyone at this fair. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment on multiple stages, concerts, a rodeo, art and cultural exhibits, farm animals, carnival rides, food, and much more! On September 18, enjoy a Fiestas Patria Festival with Latin entertainment (from traditional mariachi’s to colorful folkloric dancers to well known groups on the radio), authentic food, vendors, artisans, and kids activities. Check the daily schedule online for entertainment, exhibit, and show times.

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Adults: $11
Students (6-18): $9
Seniors (62+): $9
Five & under: Free

 

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ages: All

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ages: All

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the scoop:

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Bumbershoot

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