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Washington State Fair Rodeo 2017

The 2017 Washington State Fair started on September 1 and goes through September 8! Come on out to Puyallup to be part of all the fun and games!

The 2017 Washington State Fair started on September 1, but you still have plenty of time to check out the fair and all the events scheduled in the coming days including those hosted by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. To make the most of your visit, you’ll want to plan your trip for September 8. That is when the PRCA will host a special pancake breakfast in the Pioneer Pavilion Park, which will run from 8 am to 10 am. Immediately after the breakfast ends, you can grab a seat and watch the kick off parade, which singles the start of the rodeo celebration in Washington.
Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive
Unlike other fair rodeos that start off slow, the Washington State Fair Rodeo starts off with a big bang as the Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive makes its way through the city. The parade winds itself through downtown and lets you check out some of the bulls and other wild animals used during the rodeo. If you get to the fairgrounds before 12:30 am, make sure that you bring along school supplies. Anyone who makes a donation gets free admission to the fair. All the supplies donated go towards local kids in need.
Biggest Rodeo in the Northwest
The Washington State Fair Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the northwest United States. Visitors coming by on either Friday or Saturday night get free admission to one of the rodeo’s Dancin’ in the Dirty Parties, which allow visitors to kick up their heels and get their dance on to the live country music played nightly. Both Justin McKee and Randy Corley will be on hand to announce the rodeo. You’ll also find the Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Earnhardt Auto Centers, and Papa John’s Road Team there to document the rodeo.
Events and Riders
More than 20 riders will participate in PRCA sponsored events, including Danny Newman and Eric Layton. Both of these men are hometown favorites because they come from the Northwest. Team roping, tie down roping, bull riding and bareback riding are just a few of the events that you can see during the rodeo. Tickets are available at any of the main gates, but when you buy online, you can get right in and skip the lines. The fair remains open until 9:30 pm or later each night. Get your tickets now to see the PRCA Washington State Fair Rodeo live and to enjoy all the other fun things to do at the fair.

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