Meeker Days

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

Ezra Meeker History & Photos

September 23, 2015 Downtown, Puyallup

Ezra Meeker, was born December 29, 1830 in Huntsville, Ohio, the son of Jacob Meeker and Phoebe Meeker. By the time he was 10 years old, the Meeker family had moved to Indiana, near Indianapolis. Even at this young age, Ezra Meeker had a pioneering spirit, insisting he walk and explore; he walked nearly every step to Indiana. In 1851, he married his childhood sweetheart, Eliza Jane Sumner, and together they headed out west in search of land. After aRead More