Story – Photo – Video – Joseph Boyle
Do you like family fairs? The Pierce County Fair, located at 21606 Meridian Av E, Graham, Washington 98338, (Information phone: 253-843-1173), is going on right now through Sunday, August 11, 2013. If you have time, head out to the fair. It is inexpensive to park and enter.
Once you are inside, the fun starts. There are animals and flowers to see. The horse arena is active with horses jumping rails.
Don’t miss the toilet paper toilet bowl toss. If you make enough baskets in the toilet bowl, you can win a toilet plunger (plumber’s friend).
The fair is packed with food and drink options galore.
As you wander around you will find at least three entertainment stage areas. One features a fun sounding hillbilly band. Another features various artists including a hypnotist. The third stage area features gymnasts and high wire acts including kids doing all the amazing death defying stunts. Then there are the carnival rides for the kids.
Among the venders at the fair is a guy who makes custom surgical stainless steel rings. He will stamp names, initials, designs or … How much? Only $35. Yikes, that is cool. He produces your custom ring while you wait. You will find him among the vendors staged on the lawn area.
While the rings are not gold, the surgical stainless steel material has a very lovely appearance and they are comfortable too. I like gold rings, but with the price of gold, a gold ring costs $2,000 and up. Of course I am an exception. I bought my gold nugget wedding ring for $35, but before you think I am a business genius, I must disclose that I bought my ring in 1966. I wondered at the time if I should spend $35. I should have bought a bag of rings.
If you are interested in rings, these would make great wedding bands, gift rings for wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and kids or a gift to yourself.
I would like to share some photos, video and the fair website to make it easier to see what this good time is all about. www.piercecountyfair.com/fair-info/admissions/
If you can’t make the fair this year, maybe next year.