What Events Are Held at the Puyallup Fair?


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The Washington State Fair held annually at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center is known for concerts, rides and a rodeo, among other attractions. The event changed its name in 2013.

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The rodeo at the Washington State Fair features competitive events such as bull riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling. It is accompanied by a parade and cattle drive down Meridian Street.

The Xplore Adventure Race began in 2014 and has teams of two to 10 people who follow clues that guide them through the fair and complete challenges, such as singing and dancing with strangers.

The fair usually offers a variety of rides, including two roller coasters and an Extreme Scream high drop. There are also many rides for younger children, including a merry-go-round and a Ferris wheel.

There are also usually daily live music performances. Some other live events include parades, an Asian cultural day, a talent show, a magic show and comedy. There is also usually a giant pumpkin competition and a pumpkin carving. Concerts and shows take place on a number of different stages.

Other attractions at the fair include a petting zoo, Grange displays, the Piglet Palace (featuring a litter of baby piglets) and an exhibit of candies.

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