A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair

It seems that by the time summer finally arrives in the Pacific Northwest it’s already on its way out. And while I always welcome fall, this year will hardly be typical.

Back to school? Learning will start online, something not dreamed of when this brick and mortar was built 100 years ago.

And the Washington State Fair- formerly known as the Puyallup Fair – a fall tradition operating for the past 120 years – save for the break during World War II? Cancelled.

Though there will be a limited drive-thru offering of Fair Food, where you may find some of this:

You won’t be able to enjoy this.

Or this.

Which will only make us appreciate more, all the simple things we once took for granted, when they return.

At least that’s my hope.

~ Susanne

20 Comments on “A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair

  1. We don’t have a fair to miss, but we certainly have a very early Autumn. It has been cold for days now, and tonight is decidedly ‘chilly’!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thank Pete. It’s felt like Autumn for a couple of weeks already. The Puyallup Fair is a tradition here and I’m going to miss it this year.

  2. So much we take for granted. I do remember when the MN State Fair was closed before due to the polio epidemic.

    • True. A wise decision. Just one more simple thing we will appreciate more when it returns back to normal, whenever that may be.

      • Hopefully next year…if we all just followed the Experts – and the science – we can go past this and be able to return to whatever our “new normal” is…I love events like this and want them back too!

  3. I haven’t been to the Fresno Fair for years, mostly because it’s way across town and I don’t want to drive and mess with the parking all by myself. But I always did like the cinnamon rolls!

    • We usually go every year and one of the reasons is for the fun food! Since they’re having a drive-thru Food Fair on the weekends I may visit if only for the scones, for which they are famous! 🙂

  4. Not a big fan of fairs, but I do understand their draw and know that they are sorely missed during these times.

    • The Puyallup Fair is a tradition for many of us raised in the Seattle area. But I understand fairs are not for everyone, especially if you don’t like crowds. We always went on a weekday to avoid them but this year the decision was made for us, and rightly so I think. 🙂

  5. Here each town has a fair in the late summer or early autumn. We prefer the very little ones with quiet crowds of people, ox pulling contests, balloon popping and just a few rides. Of course this year we have no fairs at all.

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