Seniors are important part of any fair, and the Washington State Fair is no exception. What better way to recognize them than to offer special activities on Senior Tuesdays on both Tuesdays of the Fair, Sept. 10 and 17. Adding to the fun, Red Hatter events will make both days complete.
As seniors enter the Washington State Fair on Tuesdays, they will receive a coupon book filled with Fair savings as well as a senior activity sheet full of things seniors will enjoy all around the Fair. For the early birds. Seniors are invited to the Showplace Stage, sponsored by Aqua Rec’s Swimmin’ Hole and Fireplace, at 10 a.m. for FREE coffee and pastries.
Walgreens will be making a presentation on presenting “Benefits of Community Pharmacy,” while Verizon will be giving a “Cell Phone 101” lesson on the Showplace Stage at 10:20 a.m. both Tuesdays. Stick around after the lectures to hear Coal Train Express perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Costume characters and the Red Hatters will roll through the grounds sporting their best red and purple outfits during the annual Red Hatter Parade at 1 p.m. The fun continues after the parade with free Red Hat Bingo in the Park Bistro at 1:30 p.m., where Red Hatters will try to reach bingo first, winning a prize.
Seniors may take the People Mover from one fun activity to the next, making navigation around the Fair a breeze. Seniors can check out a range of Fair favorites, including Hobby Hall, which boasts collections, displays, and demonstrations. A collection of Daffodil Festival gowns from years past will be on display throughout the run of the Fair.
Advance discount senior admission tickets are available at participating Walgreens and Safeway stores for $7.50. Discounted group sales for 25 seniors or more are available by calling (253) 841-5053.
The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Sept. 6-22, 2013 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “FAIR” to 87767.