Puyallup

Spooky, Delicious and Easy Halloween Treats

October 13, 2016 Puyallup

One of the best parts of Halloween are all the delicious goodies that get consumed during this month. Although there are a lot of appetizing Halloween treats for sale in the store, sometimes there is nothing better than a homemade delicacy. Most of us are too busy to bake or think that most recipes are just too complicated. For everyone looking for simple yet fun treats to make this Halloween, look no further. Below is a list of enjoyable yetRead More

Haunted Houses Around Puyallup

October 12, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Fall is a spooky time of year, with misty mornings and darker days, the spirit of Halloween creeps in. If you are someone who enjoys a good scare and thrill, this time of the year has traditions to get your pulse racing and adrenaline pumping. Haunted Houses are one way to test how well you do in the face of fear and danger. Many haunted houses are just a short drive outside of Puyallup. Do you have what it take toRead More

Activities This Week in Puyallup (Oct 10 2016)

October 11, 2016 Puyallup

A new week ushers in new activities and events in the Puyallup community. Check out what is happening downtown this week. Seattle Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo If you like creatures with scales and exotic animals, then this is the show for you! Learn how to care for your reptile and check out the variety of animals that are on display at this expo. This event is taking place on Saturday and Sunday and is in the Expo Hall (enter atRead More

Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Northwest

As fall ushers in the colder weather and the leaves start to change from green to red, brown and gold, one of the best festivals happens during this wonderful time of year. Oktoberfest is held each year around the globe and two of the best places to celebrate this cultural event is right here in the Northwest! For those who can’t make it all the way to Munich to celebrate, Washington is home to our very own Bavarian Village, Leavenworth.Read More

Puyallup’s Pumpkin Patches

October 5, 2016 Puyallup

Fall is officially in full swing, and that means it’s time for autumn festivities. Pumpkin spice lattes are on the menu, Halloween costumes are on the mind, and people are excited to visit local pumpkin patches. The Puyallup community has a handful of local farms to explore. Search for your perfect pumpkin and take it home to carve a masterpiece. Picha’s Farm is a great place to get the full pumpkin patch experience. They have a 7-acre interactive corn maze, a slingshotRead More

This Week in Puyallup

October 4, 2016 Puyallup

In Puyallup, you can go to Oktoberfest, support a fundraiser while enjoying delicious pancakes, and attend an art gallery all in the same week. There are a variety of activities happening in the community, and Puyallup is a great place to live because there is something for every age and stage of life. With the fair over for the season, there is plenty to keep busy. Check out the events below to see how you can get involved in theRead More

Local Trails

September 28, 2016 Puyallup

People in the Pacific Northwest love spending time in the great outdoors. Our lush and temperant climate lends itself to being outside without intense heat or cold. Even in the middle of the rainy winter, you can find us outside in waterproof jackets chasing adventure. Trails are extremely accessible in the Puyallup community. They keep people active and are a safe way to be outside without worrying about traffic or cars. Check out the trails below to inspire your nextRead More

Winter Weddings in Puyallup

September 28, 2016 Puyallup

The summer wedding season has come and gone but the winter wedding season is just starting to heat up. As the summer fades into the fall, now is the perfect time to start planning a gorgeous winter wedding in the city of Puyallup. Most people opt for a summer wedding because they think it is more picturesque than a winter wedding but with the right touches, a winter wedding can be tastefully dramatic and gorgeous. With the right combination ofRead More

Bradley Lake Park

September 21, 2016 Puyallup

Bradley Lake Park located in South Hill is well used and loved by its community members, and for good reason. The Park features: Baseball / Softball Baseball / Softball Diamond Fishing Lake Picnic Areas Trails Walking Track Playground The baseball/softball fields host games and practices. From t-ball to a company outing, the fields are used by many community members. Families and friends come out to watch the game. Ultimate Frisbee teams, dogs playing fetch, soccer games, and flag football are familiarRead More

Fishing in Puyallup, Washington

September 21, 2016 Puyallup

One of the best activities during the fall in Puyallup is fishing. The Puyallup River is a scenic river that meanders through the city and offers many different areas to spend a relaxing day fishing. The Puyallup River is a 45 mile stretch of fresh water that runs into the Puget Sound a little north of Tacoma. This beautiful river is regularly stocked with varieties of Salmon and is also a historical spawning ground for all different kinds of SalmonRead More

Free Fair Events and Shows

September 21, 2016 Puyallup, Washington State Fair

The Fair brings in well-known entertainers every year. However, locals know that some of the best traditions and shows take place outside the Puyallup Fair grandstand.  Check out activities and events you can see for free! Shows and Events:  Watch master carver Russ Leno create pumpkin masterpieces at the Giant Pumpkin Carving demos in the Planting Patch – Sept. 24-25 Check out the Sheep Shows in Agriplex – Sept. 21-25 Competition is tight in the Pygmy goat and dairy goat showsRead More

Fair Rides

September 19, 2016 Puyallup, Washington State Fair

One can spy the Extreme Scream (pictured left) from across the Puyallup valley and down Meridian. This tall and towering ride is a staple of the Washington State Fair. From daring teenagers to reserved kiddos, there is an adventure awaiting fair attendees. The Midway Ride section has over 70 rides. These might be too intense for the little ones but perfect for teenagers and older. When you make it to the top of these rides, you’ll catch some great viewsRead More

Fair Activities for Kids

September 13, 2016 Puyallup, Washington State Fair

The Washington State Fair does have a lot of activities for the kids. Also, if you child is under 5 – they get info the fair for free! Discover the Dinosaurs Discover the Dinosaurs is a walk-through exhibit designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived. See a variety of different dinosaurs and be amazed these creatures once roamed the earth! Admission: $6 per person   Kids under 2 are free (with a paid adult) Planting PatchRead More

Swimming Pools, Splash Park and Lessons in Puyallup

September 13, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

With summer starting to wind down in Washington, it’s never too late to start taking the kids to swim at the local pool or Sprayground. Luckily, for the residents in the Puyallup area, there are plenty of pools and a sprayground to keep the kids entertained. Fortunately, the sunny days last until the end of September around here and even after the sun is gone and we start to transition into the colder days, taking indoor swimming lessons is alwaysRead More

Fair Food

September 13, 2016 Puyallup

When you enter the fair, your senses will awake, particularly your sense of smell. The combination of sweet, savory, salty, and greasy will surround you. Below you will find a sampling of favorite foods at the fair. Elephant Ear  The elephant ear is a delectable light, fluffy dough covered in sugar and cinnamon- what’s not to love?  Elephant ears are devoured by attendees every year. They are a decent sized, but somehow seem to disappear quickly… Scones You can buyRead More

Music at the Fair

September 9, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Every year the Washington State Fair hosts a variety of musicians that entertain visitors who fill the grandstands. From country to rock, the fair hosts a great lineup of musicians. Artists like Smash Mouth, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffet, Kid Rock, and a few others have already made their stop at the fair. Take a listen to some of the videos below to get an idea of what artists are up next!   Below are upcoming shows:   THOMPSON SQUARE DANCIN’Read More

Back to School Tips

September 7, 2016 Puyallup

Students in the Puyallup School District started school on September 6th. With new backpacks, sharpened pencils, and a well-packed lunch, thousands of students returned to start a new year. Teachers have been preparing for weeks to welcome back new pupils ready to learn. So now that we are back in the classroom and out of the summer sun, what can you do to ensure that going back to school is a smooth transition? It’s difficult to get out of theRead More

Things Happening This Week in Puyallup

September 6, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

I know I’m always looking for things to do in Puyallup and its surrounding areas.  We of course have the Fair but what else is happening?  Lets look at all the things happening this week in the area. Washington State Fair Sept 2-25 2016 Concerts this week: – Creedence Clearwater Revisited (9/7/16 @ 7:30pm) – Smash Mouth (9/8/16 @ 7:30pm) – Washington State Rodeo (9/9-11/16) – Thompson Square Dancin’ in the Dirt Party (9/9/16 @ 9:00pm) – Chris Janson Dancin’ inRead More

Washington State Rodeo

September 2, 2016 Puyallup, Washington State Fair

The Washington State Rodeo will take place from September 9th-11th. We welcome the best cowboys and cowgirls from the region to participate in a variety of events and festivities. A parade starting at 10:00am traveling down Meridian St. will mark the beginning of the Rodeo at the Fair on Friday, September 9th.  A breakfast will take place at Pioneer Park in Downtown Puyallup before the parade from 8am-10am. Events at the rodeo this year will include bull riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping,Read More

Countdown to the Fall Fair

August 24, 2016 Puyallup

The highly anticipated Washington State Fair, known to locals as the Puyallup Fair is just around the corner. On September 2nd the gates will open and the smell of scones and krusty pups will begin to fill the Puyallup Valley. As always a variety of activities and events are happening great for a night out with friends, a weekend with the family, or an evening date. Fair food includes classics like cotton candy, caramel apples, and corn dogs. The all-time favoriteRead More

Heart By Heart Concert in Pioneer Park

August 17, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Thursday is approaching fast and that means we have another great concert in the park. There is actually just one show left on the schedule. This week we have Heart By Heart (Starting @ 6:30pm 8/18/16). They will be playing all the classic Heart songs from the 70’s and 80’s. The band includes two of the original members (Steve Fossen & Michael Derosier) and both are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other talented members include SomarRead More

Meeker Days 2016

June 16, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

One of the biggest events in Puyallup is happening this weekend. It’s time for Meeker Days! The festival that was named after its first Mayor – Ezra Meeker. Puyallup’s Meeker Days is a 77 year old celebration. Nearly 135,000 people visit the downtown area during this time for entertainment, food, concerts, and shopping. There are over 200 vendors and 2 huge food courts. The festival runs the 17th-19th. On Friday the 17th the event starts at noon then for theRead More

Farmers Market Weekend!

May 13, 2016 Farmers Market, Puyallup

If you live in Puyallup then you know just how great our downtown farmers market really is. It’s a great time for the community to come together and gather all kinds of goodies. I personally love all the fresh fruit and organic vegetables. However, they have flowers, crafts, and smoked fish/meats as well. You’ll also see non profits and some kind of entertainment happening. Booths are everywhere. Their hanging baskets are pretty amazing! The farmers market downtown is a 30+Read More

Puyallup’s Community Campout 2016

May 11, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

It will be a fun night sleeping under the stars and gazing into the night sky. The Community Campout 8 2016 event will be held at Bradley Lake Park on August 13th 2016 starting at 2:30pm. The activities will start at 3pm. Dinner is at 5pm. The City of Puyallup will provide a wide variety of activities for your entire family. If you went to last years, they had games, crafts, and s’mores melting over the campfire. The event willRead More

Bradley Lake Park Food Truck Frenzy

May 6, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

You’re all invited to the very first Food Truck Frenzy at Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup. Featuring a variety of food trucks and their food right on the lake. Not only will there be a frenzy of trucks with their delicious food, they will have entertainment from local artists. Bring your hungry bellies and prepare to have a great time. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs! The food trucks will be there from Noon to 6pm (Lunch-Dinner). This is aRead More

Cinco de Mayo

The celebration of Cinco de Mayo is in just a couple days and the City of Puyallup has a few activities you may enjoy. If you don’t know, Cinco de Mayo, is observed to celebrate the Mexican army’s victory (underdog) over the French Forces at the Battle of Puebla. Lets go over the most popular places in Puyallup on Cinco de Mayo. The Puerto Vallarta listed first will probably be the busiest as the night progress due to the barRead More

Concerts in the Park 2016

April 27, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Each year the Puyallup Parks & Recreation brings us Concerts in the Park. The 2016 events will be held at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park (325 South Meridian) and Bradley Lake Park on South Hill (531 31st Ave S). This year they will have “Noon Tunes for Kids” which will run in the afternoon for an hour. It’s a mixture of music and activities for the kids. The “Noon Tunes for Kids” starts on July 5th 2016. The Family Series Concerts inRead More