Thursday, September 07, 2006

Puyallup Fair

They say it's a doozy of a fair this year. :)

So I'm going to have my wares at the Puyallup Fair this year. First time ever. I am a part of the "Artists in Action" area, which is in the Merchants Building -- the lower level of the Grandstand, at the west end, next to the Fisher Scone windows. It's sort of a boutique style craft show, with lots of pottery and fiber arts, demos every day with artists demonstrating their techniques and craft. And I'm really honored to have been invited to display my products there too. I'm working a bunch of shifts, but not actually demonstrating how to make soap while I'm there. It's a central cashier style thing, with all of us in baseball caps milling around on the floor, meeting and greeting our guests. Oh, and stuffing our faces with fair burgers, scones, deep-fried twinkies, chili cheese fries and um, stuff during our breaks. Ooof.

Of course the fair itself is great fun. So many food booths you can't possibly decide what to treat yourself to. Rides and shows. Rodeos and concerts. Vendors hawking a million gadgets and goods. So if you're headed to the fair in the next couple of weeks, stop by the Artists in Action shop and check it out!

The Fair is open September 8th through the 24th. Sunday through Thursday 10am-10pm. Fridays and Saturdays 10am -11pm. Yes, that means it opens this Friday night. The rodeo kicks things off at the beginning. Mmmm, cute cowboys.

The website -- has more info about maps, directions, parking, concert and event schedules, ways to get discounted tickets, the works.