The highly anticipated Washington State Fair (better known to locals as the Puyallup Fair) is open to the public for the annual fall and spring fairs. People travel from all over the state to attend and participate in fair activities and events. Started in 1900, the Washington State fair is the largest single attraction held annually in the state. The fair features fun and thrilling rides, delicious food, fun concerts and much more. People come year after year to “Do the Puyallup” at the fair never fails to disappoint.
The Daffodil Parade is an annual event that started in 1934 as a celebration of the agricultural industry in the Puyallup and Sumner area. This event brings together the community of Puyallup to celebrate schools and community members. It truly represents the ‘best of’ Puyallup and surrounding communities. The parade features high school bands, floats, businesses and local organizations that all comes together to march, walk and ride in the parade. The festival has deep ties to the community and is a fun and delightful event for the whole family.
South Hill Mall
The South Hill Mall was opened in 1988 and was expanded in 1992 and houses many big name stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Target, Old Navy, and many others. It also houses a movie theater and is surrounded by chain restaurants including Olive Garden, Red Robin, BJ’s, and Famous Dave’s BBQ. Located in a very convenient location off of hi-way 520, The South Hill Mall in Puyallup offers a huge variety of stores and restaurants along with free parking for ease of shopping. The mall is located at 3500 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98373.
The City of Puyallup is the mecca for car shopping. All the dealerships are really close to each other and comparing prices are super easy. Just about every brand and model can be found right downtown on River Road. Surrounding cities simply don’t even compare to the volume of dealerships and deals we have in the area. Make Puyallup your first stop if you’re considering buying or selling your used car. Be sure to read our Ultimate Car Buying & Selling Guide first!
Farming in Puyallup
Puyallup has a strong agricultural history. Although we are now considered more of a suburb than an agricultural community, several farms still thrive in the area. These include: Double R Farms, Picha Farms, Duris Cucumber Farm, Linbo Blueberry Farm, Spooner Farms, and Wild Hare Organic Farms. Locals enjoy the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables these farms produce. Locals also enjoy the pumpkin patches and mazes that a few of these farms offer during the autumn season.
Meeker Days is a community celebration and is the largest festival in Pierce County. Since 1939 this event has provided fun, food and entertainment for residents and families in the county. For 3 days each year, community members gather downtown to enjoy the summer weather and participate in all that Meeker Days offers. The yearly festival has 130 arts and crafts booths, wine and beer gardens, children’s zone, teen zone with a skate park, antique tractor display, classic car show, farmer’s market and two food courts filled with delicious and unique festival food. The Meeker Days Festival lines 14 city blocks on Meridian Street between East Main and 4th Avenue Southwest.
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