Biggest Hot Rod Show in Puyallup

Cars, Cars, and More Cars

A big hot rod extravaganza is happening at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. From July 27 through 29, Friday through Sunday at the Mattress Firm ShowPlex and throughout the grounds, feast on close to 3,000 hot rods, customs, trick trucks and muscle cars through 1972 on display. It’s the 31st Pacific Northwest Nationals by Goodguys.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic auto events. Goodguys is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members globally. Goodguys events (20 annually) feature thousands of candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and regal classics sprawled throughout venues such as lush fairgrounds, super speedways and large outdoor stadiums. The cars, the vendor exhibits, the adrenaline-pumping Goodguys AutoCross, the live entertainment and colorful people create a festive atmosphere charged with electricity.

What to expect at the shows? There’s an Indoor Car Show for those who like to show off their rides under the lights and be eligible for most event awards including Goodguys Builder’s Choice and other high profile honors such as Top 12 awards. There’s Friday Nite Vintage Drags at Pacific Raceways, a full-throttle opportunity to share with thousands of loyal fans and future customers. The Spectre Performance All American Sunday offers car owners to hang with their fellow car club members and show off their rides to thousands of automotive enthusiasts. They’re also eligible for awards and competitions. The Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral is the selling or shopping experience for enthusiasts.

There are lots more to this show – vendor and manufacturer exhibits, live music entertainment, award shows, a kids’ zone for arts, crafts and games, and a model car-making also for kids. See also the Pinstriper’s Brush Bash where over 50 of the best pinstripes from the West Coast are on show and the Model & Pedal Car Show and Saturday Night Twilight Cruising.
If you’re a car enthusiast, vintage or otherwise, a seller or a buyer, or just plain curious, get your tickets soon and come over to Puyallup.

A Car Show to Beat All Car Shows

This is an annual event you just can’t afford to miss. If you’re staying with us at our motel in Puyallup, you’re never too far from the best car show this side of the Pacific Northwest.

The EMP Museum

Seattle’s famous Experience Music Project, or EMP Museum, is a celebration of America’s favorite music. Learn about the history of rock and roll from a series of displays and interactive exhibits, then live the rockstar experience in front of a virtual audience. Your admission ticket also gets you into the Science Fiction Museum, where you can see artifacts and costumes from your favorite sci-fi and fantasy epics.

The EMP Museum can be found north of our motel in Puyallup in Seattle Center, directly underneath the iconic Space Needle. You can learn more about current and upcoming exhibits, or purchase your tickets, by visiting the official EMP website.

Almost A Man’s World Near Puyallup Motel

Huge RVs and Arms Events

We know RVs are enablers of great adventures, finding new hiking trails, attending weekend sporting events for the kids or traveling to new sites. RVs provide years of affordable travel fun, freedom and flexibility. Many would like to own an RV and it’s not bad to look around. In Puyallup, Washington, there’s such a showcase.

The Puyallup RV Show from May 3 to 6, located at the Mattress Firm ShowPlex, has something for every leisure need. In Puyallup, see new RVs from over 20 local dealers and visit the RV corral for select pre-owned units. If you’re from out of town, you can easily move around in their provided People Mover. See the many exhibitor booths for a variety of products and services. There are seminars and other presentations. You can sign up for the Hands On RV 101 for new RVers, see new “techy” gadgets, and attend the Travel Trailer Hitching & Unhitching demo. There’s a treasure hunt for the kids, too. And you can even win a Winnebago Travel Trailer! They’ll feature Manufactured Housing Day where you can see all of the RVs, exhibits, seminars and homes for a special price.

On May 19th and 20th, at the AgriPlex, there’s the Washington Arms Collectors’ Show. The Washington Arms Collectors (WAC) is a non-profit corporation, a forum for collectors of arms and their accouterments for exchange and information in a setting of fellowship and camaraderie, in order to foster research, education and publication concerning arms and their relationship to history. It also seeks to broaden the interest of the general public in arms collecting consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.

WAC puts on Washington state’s largest gun shows. The largest being in Puyallup, fills up to 1,200 tables (another in Monroe, over 300 tables) making a WAC show a major event. There’s no friendlier pro-gun event or one with a better selection of firearms, ammunition, knives, militaria and accessories. Only WAC members are able to buy, sell and trade firearms at the shows or carry firearms into any of the venues. Non-members and military who are interested have to pay admission.

Exploring New Worlds

Want to explore these great opportunities? Then come to Puyallup and stay at our Motel. Ask our friendly staff about these two amazing events. We’re just minutes away.

Spring Fair Has Come To Puyallup

Amazing Fair in Washington State

What have we got for the Spring Fair? Tons of fun for the family! At the sprawling Washington State Fairgrounds, you can’t miss a bit with all that’s in store for you, family and friends. Look at these lineups and mind the times and places. Happening from April 19 to the 22nd.

Attractions galore! Motorsport Mayhem is the monster truck show not to be missed. At the Paulhamus Arena, a one-of-a-kind show features equestrian stunts and daring horseback acrobatics in the Cirque Ma’Ceo Equestrian Stunt Show. Go to Fiesta Mexicana celebrating Mexican culture and arts, enjoy animals, rides, games, exhibits and shopping. At the Mattress Firm ShowPlex, see gardens, living inspiration and shopping at this giant garden exhibit at the Northwest Living and Garden Show. Then marvel at a glorious display of Fireworks lighting up the skies of the Puyallup Valley Friday and Saturday.

Love animals? Of course, you do! At the Evergreen Plaza, come to the Australian Animal Show and meet kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and baby joeys, and visit the laughing kookaburra. At the Expo Hall Outdoors Adventure, see turtles, frogs, lizards, snakes and snake eggs, and insects from near and far places of the world at Brad’s World Reptile Show. At Red Gate is a Spring Fair favorite – the Dockdogs. See amazing dogs dash down a 40-foot canine runway and jump into a large 27,000 gallon swimming pool. The longest distance jump wins!

More animals at Fun on the Farm at the Centennial Building. Got farm activities, agriculture displays, and adorable baby animals like bunnies, sheep, goats, chickens and more. Love Llamas? See these cute, furry animals and their funny antics at Arena L – Town & Country 2. Miniature horses? See these friendly creatures at the same venue. They’ve also got Pygmy Goats. Find them at Barn M. The Swifty Swine Racing Pigs is a crowd-pleaser; watch adorable piglets race to the finish line at the Fountain Plaza.

The Spring Fair also brings music and entertainment. At Brew Park Stage, the Olson Bros band will showcase country music along with Washington beer and cider. See an Elvis Presley show, or the pop-folk-rock group The Junebugs, or classic comedy and magical show of Trevor and Lorena at the Coca Cola Stage. At the Showplace Stage, find Jeremy, a 2-time world champion juggler. At the same venue, the 7th annual Spring Fair Step Show is percussive dance combining complex rhythms and sounds.

Close to The Adventure in Puyallup

Staying at our Puyallup motel on these dates? Then you’re in for fun and enjoyment with the family. Ask our friendly staff how to get to the State Fair grounds and about gate prices.

The Largest Sportsmen’s Show Near Puyallup Motel

A Celebration of the Outdoors

Running January 24 – 28, 2018 is the state of Washington’s largest sportsmen’s show. The show opens January 24 with a packed line-up of family-friendly attractions, new expert speakers and past crowd-pleasers at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.
What’s up? It’s the 31st Washington Sportsmen’s Show that offers over 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, camp cooking demonstrations, a kids’ free fishing event, lots of competition, and more. It’s the perfect time to begin planning outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips a reality.

See the first-ever kokanee tank at the show. It’s a display and demo show featuring dozens of catchable size kokanee salmon in a specially-built, thermostatically-controlled tank.

Then a teaching and demo show of Les Schwab Tires’ Indoor River showcasing who’s who in northwest fishing to teach and demonstrate a variety of river and stream fishing tactics, techniques and presentations of trout.

The Kids Trout Pond returns this year with 2,000 pounds of trout to catch at the show. All gear is provided, and it’s free with admission into the show for kids 12 and younger.

There’s Brett Stoffel’s survival seminar to help people overcome the odds and survive dire conditions. There are more than 40 hours of hunting and fishing seminars every day at the show. Admission is free. See what’s covered in these seminars – salmon, steelhead, trout, kokanee and bass fishing, turkey hunting, elk calling, horse and mule packing, fly tying, DIY hunts in Idaho, dog training and more.

There are aisles and aisles to wander and ogle at every conceivable fishing, hunting and camping accessory on display and most available for sale at the show. Along with an array of products are boats, ATV’s, RV’s, outdoor art, trucks, apparel, knives, media and books and optics.

Plan Your Great Adventure in Puyallup

If you’re staying with us at our Puyallup motel, know you’re just minutes away from the long-standing sportsmen’s show in Washington state. Don’t miss the grander and more exciting 2018 Washington Sportsmen’s Show.

Everything Needlework Near Motel In Puyallup

A Festival For Love of Needlework

Do you simply love sewing, knitting, quilting, or using your hands to create needle-art? Its relaxing yet rewarding benefits are well-known. At the other end of the spectrum, you might just feel the same emotions shopping for these hand-crafted beauties.

That’s what the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival in Puyallup offers you. You will find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many participating, quality companies. Come with family or your like-minded friends at the Washington State Fair for a 3-day extravaganza of all things needlework. This Nov 16th to the 18th, shop or just stroll by hundreds of booths and stalls offering exquisite knits and quilts, from 10am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday, and up to 4pm on Saturday,

For just the admission fee of $10.00 at the festival, your 3-day sojourn into needle arts and crafts will satisfy all the cravings of the senses. The festival features a wide variety of supplies, notions, patterns and techniques in the areas of sewing, quilting, needle-arts, stenciling, embossing, crystals, fabric crafts and more! The best vendors are packing two floors of The Pavilion with their innovative products that are brand new to the market.

Some examples of attractions are embroidery machines, embroidery patterns and embellishments, quilting patterns, tools and templates, sewing machines, a variety of cutters, scissors and other sewing tools, including books and fabrics.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the many “Make and Take” workshops or FREE educational seminars. There are free demos and even daily door prize drawings.

Enjoy your ticket, it’s good for all 3 days of each show, so don’t miss any of the exciting new products, techniques or educational ideas.

Art Work by Needle in Puyallup

When you’re in Puyallup on these November dates, grab a chance to see and feel the needlework industry gathered under one roof. Have the time of your life appreciating how beautiful things come together by hand or by machine – it’s needle art at its best, here near your hotel in Puyallup.

Oktoberfest Northwest Is Happening In Puyallup

A Little Town, A Big Celebration

In Puyallup, this October 6th to the 8th, Western Washington’s largest Munich-inspired festival is rolling out on two entertainment stages, called the 13th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest. It’s been 10 years since and the fun hasn’t stop. It will feature the biggest biergarten and dance hall with live entertainment and German grub and beer. Ms. Manuela Horn, the Queen of Oktoberfest and participant in the 2009 season of America’s Got Talent, will headline the event.

The rest of the attractions include the Stein Dash 5K, wiener dog races, stein holding, corn hole toss, beer pong, chicken dance and Kinderhaus/Family Fest Zone. You’ll find kids’ activities as well, including pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt & more! There’s also the Hammerschlagen® Tournament of Champions, featuring prizes and bragging rights.

The Hammerschlagen is one of the most addictive bar games ever since 2005. Contestants try to drive a nail into wood faster than their opponents. Entry to the Hammerschlagen is free but first come, first served; fantastic prizes to the top three winners. Kids can try their own version of the Hammerschlagen, with supervision of course.

This is authentic entertainment, planned from noon to almost midnight. An all-ages event and happening indoors, celebration pushes rain or shine. Admission is free from noon to 3pm on Friday. The cost is $12 for Friday after 3pm and Saturday. Sunday is half price ($6) thanks to the sponsorship of the News Tribune. There’s free parking in the blue lot (enter through the blue and gold gates). There’s also shopping for souvenirs at the German Corner.

The opening ceremony takes place at 8pm on Friday night in the Festhalle Main Stage with the tapping of the Firkin. There’s an Exclusive VIP Only Area with private bar located right by the Festhalle Main Stage in the main event with easy access to dance floor. A maximum capacity of 100 people can be accommodated on the floor per night.

A Slice of Munich in Puyallup

Consider staying at our motel in Puyallup, just blocks off to Oktoberfest. Come home to a warm bed, a clean and friendly place every night after revelry at the Munich-inspired festival.

Motel in Puyallup Says: Know Your Horses

Discover Horse Breeds From Around The World

At the Washington State Fair, from September 1st to the 13th, enjoy two weeks of appreciation for the different breeds of horse. From different parts of the world see these beautiful, graceful four-hooved animals up close in a Horse Breeds Showcase. Visit Barn M and know a few interesting details.

Icelandic Horses. This rare breed was said to have sailed into Puyallup on board a dragonship from Iceland.
However, it was said that the breed were brought to Iceland by the Vikings. The smallish, pony-sized horses were bred in isolation in the last 1000 years and have mannerisms and gait unique to them. While other horses have the walk, trot, canter and gallop, the Icelandic horse can tölt; an ambling gait known as the 5th gear. They are hardy animals, accustomed to harsh terrain and cold climates.

Appaloosa Horses. This is an American horse breed known for its colorful spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. The horses were developed with the stamina, agility and heart to carry warriors into battle, yet remain gentle and trustworthy with the tribe children.

Arabian Horses. Bred by Bedouins, living among the desert tribes of the Arabian Peninsula for thousands of years, Arabian horses are warrior horses. The harsh desert conditions developed their lung capacities and long endurances. Their ancient association with humans, sharing their food, drink and tents bred their high intelligence and loyalty. The purebred Arabian today is almost the same as the ancient Arabian horse.

American Paint Horses. A breed of horse that combines the conformational characteristics of a western stock horse with a pinto spotting pattern of white and dark color coats. The horse shares a common ancestry with the American Quarter Horse and the Thoroughbred. Known for their versatility, level-headed temperament, and beautiful unique markings, they compete at the Quarter track, rodeos, jumping, dressage, Western and English events. They make steady mounts for parades, recreational riding on mountain and urban trails, and ranch work.

Friesian Horses. Known for its flashy movement, beautiful black coat, and thick mane and tail, the Friesian is a popular carriage and dressage horse. The breed was developed in Friesland, an island off the coast of the Netherlands. Large in stature, high stepping, versatile and willing to train, they are great all-around horses with a gentle disposition. They are commonly seen in entertainment shows like circus acts and exhibitions, as well as traditionally being used for horse drawn hearses in England.

The next time you come upon an uncommonly seen but beautiful horses, you might just know all about them. That’s because a visit to the Washington State Fair’s Horse Breeds Showcase told you a thing or two.

Gardens and Gardeners Near Motel In Puyallup

Discovering Gardens

If you visit the Puyallup Demonstration Garden, that one located directly across Pioneer from the Washington State University (WSU) Puyallup Research and Extension Center, you’ll realize just how gardens and gardening are important in community life. The demo garden is open to the public on Tuesdays from March to October, and on Saturdays from May to August.

You will find several zones of interest at the garden. There’s the Jack and the Beanstalk Garden, Raised Bed Vegetable Garden, Grass and Bamboo Garden, the Rose Garden and the Shade Garden. Each provides its own specific magic and purpose. Talk to a Master Gardener, who knows everything about gardens.

Apart from this showcase, there’s also the Summer Garden Talks, conducted free on Saturdays from March through August. Topics are varied and interesting, like, how to grow vegetables and house plants, pruning basics, basic composting, landscaping, tips for caring for Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas, including Fuschias, among others.

There are also fun activities for children at the Puyallup Demonstration Garden. Kids 3 to 11 years old, accompanied by adults, have the Summer Garden Programs, from May through August. Families are also encouraged to attend to know more about the wonderful world of gardening. The Saturday, 1.5hour sessions are going to excite kids.

They will learn about the soil, how plants make more plants, the role of the sun, what pollinators are, what herbs are, and what wildlife exists too in gardens. There’s a session on Fairies & Gnomes, which is making a fanciful dish garden to take home. Then, the grand finale of the summer garden program – Dr Seuss’s Garden Costume Party – on the 19th August.

See how much fun it is to know gardens and gardening? Kids and entire families will enjoy at the Puyallup Demonstration Garden.

Gardening Experience To Take Home

When you’re in Puyallup this time of year, bring along the kids to learn about gardens. It’s an experience they’ll not likely forget and they will surely grow up loving gardens and gardening. Learn from Master Gardeners yourself and, who knows, you might just start your own back home.

Puyallup Farmers’ Market Begins April 2017

Catching the First Produce of the Season

With this year’s banner shout of “ So Fresh and So Green”, a Downtown Puyallup tradition of 30 plus years rolls again into town, opening April 15th. The seasonal Saturday farmers’ market offers locally-grown produce, flowers & artisan foods, all grown in Washington state. Local farmers and producers, specialty food vendors and artisan crafters from all over the state come to the market to promote and sell their produce and products. You will also find respected non-profit organizations at the market promoting worthy causes while supporting the farmers.

The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Puyallup Main Street Association a nonprofit and charitable organization supported by memberships, contributions, fund raising events, and volunteer participation. Their mission is to create a vital, inviting downtown Puyallup which promotes quality business, cultural and community growth. It doesn’t only support the market, but also other special events as Clean Sweep, a street clean-up drive, also Meeker Days, an art and music festival in June, Art and Wine Walk, a business get-together of art and wine vendors by October, and Christmas events as well.

If you go and buy products at Puyallup’s farmers’ market, you are actually helping the community’s business endeavors, creating a positive image of the downtown area, and helping position Puyallup as heritage tourism destination.

Come to Puyallup Farmers’ Market, a premier regional weekend celebration! Market opens Saturdays from 9 am until 2 pm at Pioneer Park and Pavilion. It begins April and will last till October. They also provide top notch entertainment while visitors and local people shop.

Great Market Days Close By Motel Puyallup

Stay at our affordable motel in Puyallup for a few days and get premium amenities and awesome service. Spend your hard earn money shopping at the Farmers’ Market and bring back home goods and memories of our town. You don’t get any better deal than that while staying in Puyallup.