State Fair is senior-friendly

Aug 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Washington State Fair in Puyallup has some deals for seniors and military retirees to enjoy one of the largest fairs in the world and the biggest one in the Pacific Northwest.

For starters, anyone can be admitted free on opening day Sept. 6 between 9 a.m. and noon by bringing to the gate a suggested donation of non-perishable food for the Puyallup Food Bank.

Also, admission is free with a valid military ID Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard personnel and their dependents, as well as disabled veterans. 

And seniors can get a $7.50 discount price on fair admission tickets bought in advance at Safeway and Walgreens stores. The advance price goes down to $7 apiece if bought in amounts of 25 or more for groups.

The fair, which started in 1900, welcomes more than 1 million visitors annually, making it the single large-attended event in Washington. Entertainment, a rodeo, midway rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event, which runs through Sept. 22.

Scones are a perennial favorite of fairgoers. (Patrick Hagerty/Courtesy photo)

Scones are a perennial favorite of fairgoers. (Patrick Hagerty/Courtesy photo)

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