Puyallup Fair officials reported Monday that approximately 1.1 million visitors attended the event over the course of its 17-day run. The final attendance — 1,117,323 visitors — topped last year’s numbers by 58,141 guests. Officials credited much of the success to warm weather and blue skies that prevailed almost every day.
Next year, when the trademark paperwork is complete, the event will be re-named the Washington State Fair. It will retain the tagline, “Do the Puyallup.” Since the Fair features countless entries, animals, entertainment, and two major youth state competitions, it was logical to have a name that fit with all the Fair encompassed, participants from around the state, according to fair officials.
The Puyallup Fair started in 1900. More information is online at thefair.com.