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the state fair

We went to the fair last night :

the puyallup fair

: and we all had a really great time.

My favorite parts: the scones {yum} and watching the chainsaw lady carve a piece of wood into a bear. And I loved watching my brave boys go on the rickety fair rides and come off with such excitement. And that striped bird was pretty cool too.

Are you a fan of your state fair?

28 Responses to the state fair

  1. Connie October 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    So, I am just saying that seeing your pics makes me miss Seattle and makes me miss my daddy! Am living in Alabama now and have for too many years to count, but the memories of the fair in Puyallup is the most wonderful ever….
    I love the scones….with raspberry preserves!!! Wonderful and many happy childhood memories there! A year ago….I went to the fair there with my dad….just me and daddy….special times….(I am 37). Thanks for sharing!

  2. momstheword September 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I recognize that fair, lol! You must live in the Pacific NW just like me. Love my scones!

    We haven’t been to the fair in years. This year our youngest went and brought us back some scones, yum. I froze several of them for later, haha.

    I love going to see what everyone is selling. My hubby thinks I’m crazy but I just love it. But when we go again I’m making sure to stop by Sonic!

  3. Abbie(Five days...5 ways) September 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I’ve never been, but we just bought tickets to go on my birthday weekend (in two weeks), and I’m anticipating lots of fun/novel sights and plenty of pictures (and extra calories!).

  4. Jen September 21, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    my mom literally went into labor with me at the puyallup fair. she made it to the hospital, don’t worry :) i went EVERY single year of my life until i moved away to college, and now I miss it so much every fall. my husband made elephant ears for me last week on my bday so i could have a little piece of the fair here in Arionza! thanks for posting pics!

  5. Sarah September 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I didn’t realize that was the state fair! And I didn’t realize how close by you must be to where I live! Such a small world. :)

  6. Sue September 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Our state fair is held in August for 2 1/2 weeks also the hottest time of the year. I love going but unless it’s a rainy day I have to stay home because of allergies. We also have great county fairs held in July that are smaller but based on the same things that are at the state fair. I love the knitting and quilting.

  7. julie @ jam-n-jilly September 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    fried butter? really? did you try any? sounds like paula dean would be in butter heaven!

  8. Angela September 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    We don’t go to our state fair, I much prefer our county fair. It’s the second largest county fair in the country (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkhart_County_4-H_Fair) to Los Angeles’ county fair. I love the food (we try to buy from the local pork, dairy, beef, lamb clubs, but I LOVE me an elephant ear, too. The best part about a big county fair is that I know many of the kids showing their animals and projects. It’s a blast but also a community event.

  9. Ashley Ez September 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    My hubby is on the board of directors for our state fair (somehow we are the “gulf state.”)

    So I am definitely a fan of our state fair. I love exhibits. They have a special place in my heart.

  10. LauraC September 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Ahh, we went Monday. Two kiddos, two grandparents, nine hours, 1 elephant ear, plus lots more. Good times.

  11. jami nato September 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    um, i got a heart palpitation from just reading the words fried butter. surely if i would have stared at it any longer, i would have had a heart attack. ha.

  12. Emily Peck September 21, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    We just went to the Evergreen State Fair – it’s so much fun when you have a kid to go with. :) http://www.pecklife.com/blog/2011/08/the-evergreen-state-fair.html

  13. Catherine Riddle September 21, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    I could tell it was the Puyallup Fair right when you said ‘scones’! I didn’t even check the little link you put, hahaha. I just had a feeling it was it.

  14. Anne Brown September 21, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Is that a Young Life vender in one of your pictures? Too much fun!

  15. Marla September 21, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    We were there last night too! Perfect day for the fair! :)

  16. Dottie September 21, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    My cousin lives in Puyallup, wonder if she’s going. I am originally from So Cal and the LA County Fair rocks! So much to do and look at. But been in AZ now for almost 5 years and the one here totally blows! No “as seen on tv” exhibits. Barely any animals or food. It’s mostly rides. The concerts are somewhat good, but nothing compares to home. :)

  17. jessica September 21, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I think I’m more of a fan to taking photos at the State Fair. LOL Can always leave with great shots full of laughter, color, and motion! Love your shots!

  18. Megan September 21, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I grew up in a town called Monroe, and they would have the largest county fair in Michigan. Monroe was not very big, in terms of population. But, when the county fair came around there were all kinds of people who you had never seen before, and wondered where they had come from. It was a very unique crowd. My favorite thing to do there was people watch. My dad and I would go together, collect all the free stuff at booths, then people watch. I enjoyed every year when the fair came around. And once, I even had some of my photos entered in the art show!

  19. Kenora September 21, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    We live in Alaska, so it was a big treat to get to fly to Washington to visit my aunt and go to the Puyallup Fair. I still remember the jingle…”You can do it at a trot, you can do it at a gallop, you can do it real slow so your heart won’t pal-pi-tate…”

  20. Cathy September 21, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    The scones are my favorite part, too. My daughter taunts me with them since she bought several dozen on Monday and I’m back in OK!

  21. alison-modern cottage company September 21, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    We went too! My kids favorite was the baby piggies, the train and my son went on the kid roller coaster for the first time {he is six now and was “brave” enough}.

  22. Megan September 21, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Those baby pigs were our favorite! My 4-year-old boy wanted to stay there all day!

  23. cailan September 21, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    three cheers for getting out for some family fun!

  24. Laurie September 21, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Love the scones, Hobby Hall, and the 4H barnes. So much fun doin’ the Puyallup :0)

  25. Gina Diamond September 21, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    My favorite culinary treats at the fair in my neck of the woods include fried dill pickles and funnel cakes. I love knowing how much my boys enjoy the fair. Your photos remind me that there is more to the fair than just the rides. Great post!

  26. PamK September 21, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Absolutely a FAN! My favorite stops going in and coming out are the hot corn with butter and fresh squeezed lemonade, Nathans Hotdog stand with the works, and of course cotton candy.

  27. Amanda September 21, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    I’m a fan! But deep fried butter, I’ve never heard of that. ‘Round here we deep fry oreos, candy bars, and such… Tonight is parade night! If it doesn’t rain.

  28. Catherine at Design Editor September 21, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    Nothing like a little deep fried butter! Our fair has deep fried Pepsi. Crazy!

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