Puyallup Fair, WA

In mid-Setember, I went to the Western Washington State Fair with Judy R. We examined the hundreds of hand-made quilts and voted for our favorites, and I sat through a long slide show of entries to the photo competition. We watched guys carving oversized pumpkins and heard an excellent C&W band. The Hobby Hall included collections of Barbies, cake pans, Walt Disney figures, old tools, miniature cars, and the ubiquitous collectors’ item – salt and pepper shakers.

Judy at the Fair
Judy at the Fair

Most of the people at the fair were families from the towns south of Seattle. For some reason, there were a lot of great big people, made bigger by the food offerings there. The day before, I had been to the opening of the new Nieman Marcus store in Bellevue WA (across the lake from Seattle) where lots of skinny people were dressed in high style like I’ve only seen in New York. I bet I was the ONLY person who attended both the Fair and the Nieman Marcus opening.

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Man with baby at the Puyallup

Neiman Marcus Opening

Neiman Marcus Opening

We watched dogs perform, saw 4-H kids displaying their animals (which I guess they don’t mind killing and eating), and marvelled at the huge Lipizzaner stallions, parading through the fairground in sparkling regalia.

We ate the following: elephant ears – a huge pastry covered with cinammon and sugar, greasy burgers with greasy onions, Fisher scones with melted butter and rasberry jam, corn on the cob with a lot of butter, lemonade made from powder, ice cream from the dairy barn, etc. (We were there a long time.)

Grange exhibit at Puyallup

Grange exhibit at Puyallup

Exhaustion

Exhaustion

Prize-winning cows

Prize-winning cows

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A boy and his Llama

Waiting for the Wives at the Quilt Exhibit

Waiting for the Wives at the Quilt Exhibit

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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