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Washington's first official State Fair opens


Washington State Fair

RAINIER RUSH: New this year at the Washington State Fair is this ride with more twists than a murder mystery.

Organizers are calling it Washington’s first official state fair, and some young people from Goldendale will be there to participate with Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H events.

Sept. 6 marks a brand new era for the 113-year icon. The Washington State Fair in Puyallup will debut that day, running for its traditional 17 days. The 10th largest fair in the country has represented people, animals and agriculture, and arts in Washington for decades, and the name now recognizes that presence.

Tradition holds that on opening day, the fair kicks off with the annual cattle drive and the Washington State Fair Western Rodeo Parade. It will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. on Meridian...

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