"Get Your Happy On!"  92.9 The Bull invites you to check out the 2012 Puyallup Fair!

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There’s fun for all ages at Washington state’s biggest fair, the Puyallup Fair, which will be held Sept. 7-23, 2012. It is the largest single event in Washington, and got its start in 1900, now drawing over one million guests.

New features:

  • Rainforest Adventure exhibit (Daily): Walk through and experience an authentic tropical rainforest atmosphere, complete with toucans, anacondas, snapping turtles, and geckos. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a rainforest, walking through plant-life growing from the ground to the canopy! Naturalists and interpreters will also be on hand to explain how every layer contributes to the environment and the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders. Free with Fair admission. Location:  SillyVille. Sponsor:  Mountain Mist
  • Our Body:  The Universe Within exhibit (Sept. 8-23 - Sa-Su): The exhibit is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. This exhibit literally goes “under the skin,” revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy. It gives attendees a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body. Plus, learn tips for healthy living. Adults, Seniors & Students: $7; Kids 5 & Under: free. Entrance fee: $7.
  • Fireworks Spectacular (Fridays, Sept. 7, 14, 21) - We’re bringing back the ever-popular fireworks show every Friday night at the Puyallup Fair starting at approximately 10 p.m.
  • Happy Hour Thursdays (Sept. 13, 20) - Thursday is a date night for lots of college kids, and this is a perfect excuse to get together at the Fair. Get gate admission for just $7.00 after 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays, on site only. There’s still lots of Fair left to enjoy at 7 p.m.!
  • The Shoppe Reunion (Sept. 17-23: Noon / 3:00 / 6:00 pm shows) - From 1978–98 the Fair hosted our all-time most popular free entertainment group – The Shoppe. They performed three shows a day, and it was standing room only at every show. The Shoppe developed a huge fan base, who strongly requested a reunion, which will be held the last week of the Fair at Coca-Cola Stage.
  • Do the Puyallup Walk to Beat Breast Cancer (Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m.) - Help raise funds to build awareness around screening and prevention of breast cancer, support current treatments and research, and provide vital services for patients and families, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. This is a non-competitive 5K (3.1 miles) walk to celebrate survivors and champion breast cancer awareness.Registration includes Fair gate admission on Sept. 22 and a t-shirt. Register:www.DoThePuyallupWalk.org Partners:  KOMO 4; KOMO Newsradio AM 1000 / 97.7 FM; KOMOnews.com; Univision Seattle KUNS; STAR 101.5 FM; 570 KVI, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
  • ZIP IT – Zip Line (Daily): Enjoy an exhilarating view of the Puyallup Fair from the top of a 28’ tower. Riders are carefully strapped into a full body harness, taking a 130’ ride along the cable. Price is $10, then $5 if a rider is still wearing the harness and wants another ride. Location:  Green Gate area

Tradition is still a strong part of the Fair, since both the 4-H and FFA State Fairs are held at the same time. Other popular favorites include animal shows, grange displays, home arts cooking contests and quilts, the International Photo Exhibition that draws entries from all corners of the globe, Hobby Hall, floral designs, and rides.

New and different food:

  • Slush-Cream:  Enjoy a refreshing combination of slush flavors combined with soft serve ice cream, including Orange (creamsicle), Strawberry, and Peach.
  • Apple Wallup: Apples, sweet dough, cinnamon and tasty toppings baked to perfection.
  • Cowgirl Candy Cone:  Sweet potato fries drizzled in marshmallow fluff with a caramel topping
  • Cinnamon and Carmel Apple Fries:  Granny Smith apples cut into slices, hand battered and fried, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, then served with whipping cream and caramel.
  • Monster Yard of Lemonade: served in a 36” tall refillable (gulp!) glass