Saturday, September 06, 2008


The Puyallup Fair & Rodeo parade kicked off the 2008 Puyallup Fair & Rodeo. Parades in Puyallup are "required" to contain particular elements.

The cattle run. This is unique to the Puyallup Fair & Rodeo parade, but each Puyallup parade must include some form of livestock other than horses.

An entry toward the beginning that declares the intention of the parade. This entry usually also contains officials of the event or of Puyallup. More officials will be scattered liberally throughout the rest of the parade entries.

Military color guards. Once again, usually liberally scattered throughout the parade.

Local high school and junior high school bands—Puyallup, Rogers, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Kalles. At least three of the five listed will make an appearance, with others as necessary.

A touch of the absurd or goofy, for good measure. In this case, it was the juggling Elvis unicyclist. And clowns.

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