Reliving America's frontier days has been a trying task ever since Hollywood Westerns fell out of vogue and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go west with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for fair admission and reserved tickets for two to the Puyallup Pro Rodeo on Saturday, September 8, at 1 p.m. (a $40 value).
- $25 for fair admission and reserved tickets for two to the Puyallup Pro Rodeo on Saturday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. (a $50 value). The 6:30 p.m. tickets include a Craig Morgan concert and a dancing event, "Dancin' in the Dirt Party."
All tickets are for Grandstand 1 seating.
On a temperate June day in 1900, a group of Puyallup Valley residents dreamt up a way to celebrate the valley's natural resources and the innovative folks who turned them into industries. They imagined the first Puyallup Fair, a three-day showcase that included livestock and ladies' work, cost $1 per family for admission, and took place in sheds built from leftover fence posts and the rigid tenets of Manifest Destiny. Now a century-old tradition, the Puyallup Fair has a Board of Directors, the nonprofit Western Washington Fair Association, which also throws the annual Spring Fair and Pro Rodeo.
The merrymaking is more sophisticated these days, with whirling midway rides and a complex of 12 modern venues rising from a playground of more than 169 acres. Remaining true to its roots in animal husbandry, the facility boasts handsome barns and an open-air show arena. Sleek pavilions attract corporations and newlyweds, and the convincing way the 10,000-seat Grandstand echoes "I love you" has enticed Tim McGraw and Heart to perform as part of the Puyallup Concert Series. Scholarship programs, a traveling farm, and a project to collect and archive personal experiences from the fair embody the values of that first event, which endured through war and recession with the insight that sharing knowledge and building community can be fun.
110 9th Ave. SW
Puyallup, Washington 98371