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Day 224: The Spring Fair 2012, Puyallup, WA


It’s that time of year again…The Puyallup Spring Fair is happening April 19 – 22 (4 days only!).

There is TONS of FREE things to do at the fair. Take your pick and have a great time…

Free Entertainment

Dock Dogs: This new sport challenges dogs to dash down a specially built 40-foot canine runway and jump headlong into a large portable swimming pool filled with 27,000 gallons of water. The longest distance jump wins! Enjoy the spectacular abilities of these amazing dogs.

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs: Stop by and watch piglets race around a track for the coveted prize of a peanut butter cup at the finish line.

Timberworks Lumberjack Show: Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. No, it’s not Superman – these “men of steel” are lumberjacks in the Timberworks Lumberjack Show. The NEW show includes century-old skills like axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving. To pass idle time in logging camps, lumberjacks would challenge each other in a head-to-head competition.

Danny Vernon Illusion of Elvis: With the voice, look, and passion of the twentieth century icon, Danny Vernon recaptures Elvis Presley’s appeal! This show is sure to be fun entertainment for the whole family!

Gothard Sisters: A show with this talented trio of sisters includes fast fiddle numbers, singing ballads, and champion Irish step dancing incorporated into exciting numbers featuring country, Irish, flamenco, and rock influences, as well as stories, educational tidbits, and a good time for audiences of all ages.

KKWF Presents JT HodgesDetailsCountry fans want to hunt down JT Hodges, Texas newcomer, after getting a listen to his infectious summer single, “Hunt You Down.” Plus, there’s plenty more to be pursued in Hodges alternately tender and raucous Show Dog – Universal Music debut. Fans are quickly finding out that behind those baby blue eyes lies the seasoned soul of a country-rock classicist. Check out his show at the Coca-Cola Stage.

Northwest Jr Rodeo: From the littlest to the champion bull rider, these young contestants bring big hearts and the cowboy spirit. The NWJR kick-off event for 2012 will feature bareback riding,, bull riding, team roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, dummy roping and more! Free with Fair admission, Friday – Sunday. Located in Paulhamus Arena, south end of the Fairgrounds.

Rockaraoke Contest: Rockaraoke takes karaoke to the next level with a live band covering over 400 songs for you to sing to. More info

Let’s Pretend Wild West Show: Little ones will love being part of a Wild West show. This is an impromptu stage show for children, where they are the entertainment. They are selected from the audience and choose costumes they want to wear: cowboys and cowgirls, cows, horses and other Wild West characters.

Puyallup Spring Fair Choir & Ensemble Festival: This festival features some of the region’s most accomplished choral and ensemble groups including the Total Experience Gospel Choir with Tracie Davis as the very special Mistress of Ceremonies. Don’t miss this memorable event taking place at the Showplace Stage on Saturday, April 21, noon – 5 pm.

Ag Magic Show: Go back to the agricultural roots of the Puyallup Valley! Whether you’re a Kid or a parent, you can help make the magic happen AND test your own agricultural knowledge.

Red Hatters: Enjoy fun and activities just for Red Hatters. New this year is the Great Red Hat Houdini Caper. Can you make a bunny disappear? And back for the 4th year is the hat contest – with a “Down on the Farm” theme! Bring your decorated hat to the Garden Stage.

Face Painting: Kids 12 & under can get their face painted for FREE! Face painting is located indoors in KidZone!


About the Author:

Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in Puyallup  and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

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Day 223: 79th Annual Daffodil Festival / Parade

This Saturday, April 14th 2012 is the 79th Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade.

The Grand Floral Street Parade is one of the highlights every year in Puyallup and other surrounding cities.

The parade travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of approximately 40 float entries and over 80 other entries, including bands, marching and mounted units.

The floats are decorated with fresh-cut Daffodils, numbering in the thousands.

Parade Start Times:

  • Tacoma – 10:15 am
  • Puyallup – 12:45 pm
  • Sumner – 2:30 pm
  • Orting – 5:00 pm

The Theme for the 2012 Parade is: “Don’t Stop Believing”

To view the 2012 Parade All City Line-Up Click Here

To view the seating chart for the Queen’s Float Click Here

If you can’t make it downtown this year, you can always watch the the 2012 Parade on TV. Click here to see showtimes and replay schedules.

Also, like last year, I will be recording some of the highlights to share on our page next week.

Click the City below to see the Event Start Times and Parade Lineups

Tacoma
Puyallup
Sumner
Orting

About the Author:

Kenton Becker - kentonb@landhomenw.com / 206-423-2552

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in Puyallup  and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

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Day 220: No Sun Fun Run, Puyallup, WA

We live in Washington…we should be used to the rain by now, right?

Well, the No Sun Fun Run is a rain or shine event! Taking place this Saturday, January 28th… Check-in and day of event (registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Heritage Recreation Center in South Hill Puyallup).

The run is non-competitive and welcomes all ages and abilities. Make sure to come dressed warm and bring your enthusiasm for one of the first 5K’s (and 1K’s) of the year. Remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!

1 Mile Course:
Starting at Heritage Recreation Center, the course will run two times around the outside of the ball fields and will finish inside the sports complex between fields 1 and 4.

1 Mile Course Map

5K Course:
Beautifully forested 5K course on the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail are very flat and stroller friendly! Starting at Heritage Recreation Center, the course runs around the baseball fields then heads south and takes a large counter-clockwise loop around South Hill Park and forested wetlands. Then progresses back toward Heritage Recreation Center lower soccer fields, north along 94th Avenue, then west through the lower parking lot (next to Zeiger Elementary) and ends in between fields 2 and 3 inside the sports complex.

5 K Course Map 

Check-in and day of event registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Heritage Recreation Center in South Hill Puyallup.

Heritage Recreation Center
9010 – 128th Street East
Puyallup, WA 98375

Print directions/map (pdf) to Heritage Recreation Center.

Registration Fee:

  • $20 – 5K day of event

T-shirt Fee:

  • $10 – T-shirts day of event while supplies last

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Day 216: Fantasy Lights Walk, Pierce County, WA

Kick off your holiday season with the Fantasy Lights WALK Sneak Preview this Sunday (20th) from 5:00p – 7:00p at Spanaway Park.

Details:

Fantasy Lights Walk takes you through 2.5 miles of animated displays at Spanaway Park. Walkers of all ages and abilities (including wheelchairs and strollers) are invited to take a sneak preview walk through Fantasy Lights this one night only.

Remember Sunday, November 20, 2011 is your only chance to walk through Fantasy Lights.

Cost:

  • $4 per person
  • $12 per family of four
  • Children ages 3 and under are free.

Check in:

Start and finish the 2.5 miles at Sprinker Recreation Center. Walkers may start any time between 5:00-7:00 p.m. after checking in.

Walkers should park and meet in Sprinker’s parking lot, located at 14824 South ‘C’ Street in Spanaway, then proceed as directed into Spanaway Park.

Walk Policies:

  • Walk only with strollers, wagons or wheelchairs.
  • No scooters, in-line skates, skateboards, or bikes.
  • Please NO dogs, except service dogs. Please have service dogs clearly marked to prevent confusion by other walkers and volunteer staff.
  • Bring a flashlight and wear visible clothing.
  • The event goes on rain or shine. Dress for the weather. No refunds due to inclement weather.
  • Bring your camera for a memorable holiday picture.
  • No vendors are allowed without written approval from the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department.


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Day 215: Puyallup Emergency Preparedness Fair, Puyallup, WA

Is your family prepared for a natural disaster? What about a family emergency? Well, if your not sure then come to the Puyallup Fair and Events Center this Saturday 11/05 from 9:00am – 3:00pm for this FREE event.

There is going to be a ton of great, useful information about preparing you and your family for the worst.

Plus, they are giving away free bike helmets (children under 13)! You cant beat that…this is also a great opportunity to teach your kids about safety.


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Day 214: Trick or Treat Downtown – Pumpkin Palooza, Puyallup, WA

This Saturday (10/29) from 2:00p – 5:00p come and Trick or Treat downtown!

Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for a safe and secure trick-or-treating experience!

Over 30 businesses will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls. A locator map will be available at various businesses or pick one up at our office.

Also, make sure to stop at the Library for a fun non-candy surprise provided by the Friends of the Puyallup Library.

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Day 211: Run/Walk in Puyallup, Pierce County, WA

Attention Runners/Walkers, there are 3 events coming up that you can join and be apart of! Check out all the details below for each event.

Monster Mash Dash – 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Come participate in the first annual Monster Mash Dash at Spanaway Park this Saturday (10/8) at 9:00 am.

This 5K and 1 mile fun run will wind you through the Spanaway Park’s forest and along Spanaway Lake in your favorite Halloween costume. Special prizes will be awarded for best costume.

The course is paved with mild slopes and flat areas to run.

The event is non-competitive and welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

No official time will be taken. A digital running clock will be available for runners as they cross the finish line for their own curiosity.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM: Participants will check-in or register at 8:00 a.m. at Spanaway Park.
  • 9:00 AM: The race begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk:

Adults and children are encouraged to participate in the 1 mile fun run/walk. All participants need to pre-register prior to race time.

  • $5/person

The 1 mile run/walk course is completely paved is great for all types of runners, wheelchairs, and strollers.

Registration and Fee:

Day of Event

  • $20/person – 5K Run
  • $5/person – 1 Mile Run/Walk
  • $10 – T-shirts while supplies last. A limited amount of t-shirts will be for sale day of event.


8th Annual Haunted Hustle

This annual 5K & 10K race will begin and end at the Pioneer Park Pavilion this Sunday (10/9).

The 5K race is a flat course that is suitable for walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The 10K is more “frightening” with the hills and scary views of Woodbine Cemetery.

Both courses are on the road and all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Also, feel free to race in costume! Awards will be given to each age division.

For more information call (253) 770-3325.

Registration:

  • $33 (after September 25th) Note: Fee includes 1 Haunted Hustle Shirt – Late/Date-of Registrations not guaranteed shirts.

Registration Form

Online Registration

Come Walk With Me 5K

Come Walk With Me 5K, in support of breast cancer health at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital is taking place this Saturday (10/8) at 8:00 am.

Event Location:
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner

Schedule:

  • Kids 50 yard Dash starts at 8:30am
  • 5K starts at 9am

Pre-registration ends 10/6/11

Fees:

  • $20 ages 13+ ($30 day of)
  • $10 youth 5-12 ($15 day of)
  • Free for children 4 and under

Register today!

Click here to register!


About the Author:

Kenton Becker is a local mortgage loan officer specializing in helping families buy or refinance homes in Puyallup and surrounding areas. He specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional financing and many other unique programs to help each client achieve home ownership success. Kenton Becker was born and raised in the Puyallup valley and currently lives and works here as well.

There has never been a better time to buy a home! Interest rates are at all time lows, and property values won’t be this low again in our life time. If you or someone you know needs help financing the home of their dreams, you can fill out a simple loan application online, or call me at: 206-423-2552. When inquiring be sure to ask about our seasonal specials and discounts.

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