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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ice Cream and Turkey Legs, the key to survival at Washington State Fair

Let's face it. You say that you go to the state fair to see the animals, or visit the arts and crafts pavilion, watch the rodeo or get Todd Cooper to sign an autograph. But you're really there for one thing: SCONES!

Pro Art Sketchbook, Micron pen, watercolor & collage
How delightfully convenient that the ad hoc outing of Seattle Urban Sketchers met at the Gold Gate at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Friday. You can stand near the fountain, just inside the gate and within your view are all the signs: Elephant Ears, Fisher Scones, and a new treat, Dole Pineapple Whip.

After sharing our sketches, Tina and I stayed for lunch and more sketching afterwards. And ice cream.

If you want to get a table or even a place to sit down and enjoy your treats, your odds in this mob are better at a beer garden. Possibly 2/3 of the patrons milling around you are not old enough to get in.
Not only that, but we just had to see this: the world's largest "self serve" micro-brew experience: BEER HAVEN...and it's mobile! I wasn't allowed to draft my own beer, state laws, I think, but the Lemon Shandy was tasty and thirst quenching. Perfect on an 83 degree afternoon at the fair.
-Sept 11, 2015