The Things We Like

FARMERS MARKET HARVEST FESTIVAL

The end of farmers market season will be feted with a harvest festival and fundraising event Sept. 25 at the 6th Ave. Farmers Market. Come out and enjoy a pie eating contest, community dinner, harvest basket raffle and live entertainment by Double Bars. Sponsored by 6th Ave. Farmers Market, Soulstainable Soups, Asado, Primo Grill, Old Milwaukee Café, Gateway to India and It’s Amoré. Market will be open 3-7 p.m.; community dinner 4-6 p.m.; pie eating contest at 5:30, raffle to follow. Cost: $10 for dinner and entry into the raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $3. All proceeds go to the Farmers Market Healthy Community Campaign.

THE SHOPPE REUNION

The people spoke and The Fair listened ­ – ongoing fan requests have brought back most popular free entertainment group in Fair history The Shoppe. Those fans that made them the most popular group to ever perform on a Puyallup Fair free stage inspired The Shoppe Reunion at The Fair happening through Sept. 23 at the Coca-Cola Stage at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

BLUES…LIVE

South Sound Blues Association (SSBA) presents its first fundraiser at The Swiss to help send Blues Redemption and House of Bourbon to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next January, 2013. These two groups came in first in their category and will represent the SSBA next year in Memphis. It will be a great day of live blues with Blues Redemption and House of Bourbon, Maia Santell and her All Star Blend, Dean Reichert Band, The Cody Rentas Band and the band that won it all this year in Memphis, The Wired! Band, from Seattle. Sept. 23, 4-10:30 p.m. All Ages until 8 p.m. Donation $8 SSBA members, $10 non-members, kids under 12 free, active military $8, silent auction and raffles

FRED OLDFIELD AT THE FAIR

The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center is one exhibit at the Fair you would not want to miss. The paintings of the famed Oldfield depict scenes of bucking horses, Native Americans, miners, cowboys and even beautiful Mt. Rainier. Jewelry, prints and cards are also for sale of other artists and even Oldfield's very own cookbook is available for sale.

More artwork at the center includes Kenneth Hurley’s horse and buffalo paintings, Don Crook’s mountains and horse paintings. Talk to the artists and listen to Don Allard singing cowboy songs and Rockin HW singing and reciting cowboy poems.  The center is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the Puyallup Fair. Just come to the Red Gate and take a quick turn to the billboard cowboy and come on in. For more information contact The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center at (253) 445-9175.

ANTHONY HAMILTON

Singing in church since he was 10 years old, Anthony Hamilton’s natural talent – rich, soul-steeped vocals breathing sonorous life into emotion-packed lyrics – has earned him a reputation as an “artist’s artist.” He counts guest stints on a diverse roster of projects from Dr. Dre and Young Jeezy to Keyshia Cole, Josh Turner, Santana and John Rich (Big & Rich). Between his own album sales and collaborations, Hamilton has sold more than 19.6 million albums. He plays the Emerald Queen Casino at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Must be 21 or older to enter. http://www.emeraldqueen.com.

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