This is the fourth in a series of lists from the Puyallup Fair this month.
Some people collect Dr Pepper memorabilia, ticket stubs, bobbleheads, or Star Wars figures. Others brew their own beer, can fruit, or arrange farm vegetables (see grange display, right). Many more paint or photograph the world around them. The common thread? They exhibit at the fair.
Visit the Hobby Hall or the Pavilion at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and you can browse the sometimes interesting, sometimes amazing, and often odd world of objects that inspire other people’s pastimes. On a visit to the fair last week, for instance, we voted on two photography contests, saw some intricate fabric art, and strolled the hobby hall where we overheard a young boy so enraptured by a Transformers collection that he described every piece to any one who would listen. You might quickly pass most displays, but once in a while someone’s artistic talent or hobby might surprise you.
Today’s WA-List tallies the contest entrants at last year’s Puyallup Fair.
- Location: 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
- Dates: Sep 7-23, 2012
- Hours: 10am-10pm (Mon-Thu), 10am-11pm (Fri), 9am-11pm (Sat), 9am-10pm (Sun)
- Website: www.TheFair.com
- WA-List suggestion: Check the website for the 2012 concert schedule, admission pricing, driving, and parking info.
CONTEST ENTRIES AT THE PUYALLUP FAIR, 2011
|3.||Home Arts (quilts, baking, etc.)||1,452|
|5.||Collectors & hobbyists||1,042|
SOURCE: Data was provided by the Puyallup Fair & Events Center
PHOTOS © Steve Campion