Friday, September 11, 2009

Puyallup Fair 2009

Bonus double post today. Only because I'm late in announcing the Puyallup Fair this year. It actually started today - this morning was the free day. But if you're a real fair-goer, you probably already knew about that. This year the advertising line is "The Big Fantastic." It's big. I hope it's fantastic too.

I'm participating in the Artists in Action gallery this year, like I have the past few years. It's a really big undertaking, but pretty exciting too -and a much needed boost for me in September. We are located in the Artists in Action space, which is on the ground floor under the Grandstand. We have a little handcrafted artisan boutique -- a mix of pottery, fiber arts, painting, basketry, jewelry, clothing and a bunch of other stuff, which is my category - always the "other stuff" part.

New at my display this year: lip balms in a 3-pack, two different assortments of flavors; the Pacific Northwest Collections, which I've had since last winter, but didn't bring to this show last year; and the white berry basket gift sets. They have a bar of soap and one of the hand-crocheted washcloths in them, and I'm selling them there for $12, which is a bit of a bargain, since I've been selling them for $12.95 elsewhere all year. Snap them up, people!

Anyway, I wanted to post the details on the Puyallup Fair gig, in case anyone's headed over there in the next two weeks. It's like the biggest thing that happens all year for some folks, even if they are just going one night for an onion burger and a concert. Lots of great entertainment in the line up.

Puyallup Fair

The Fair is open September 11th through the 27th. Sunday through Thursday 10am-10pm. Fridays and Saturdays 10am -11pm.

The "Artists in Action" area, is in the Merchants Building -- the lower level of the Grandstand, at the west end, next to the Fisher Scone windows. It's a boutique style craft show, with lots of pottery and fiber arts, demos every day with artists demonstrating their techniques and craft. It's a central cashier style thing, with all of us artists in baseball caps milling around on the floor, meeting and greeting our guests. Don't mind the elephant ear crumbs on our shirts, we can't help ourselves.

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