Washington State Fair
(9/6 to 9/22, times vary) — People have been “doing the Puyallup” since 1900, and though this year the name has been changed to the more staid Washington State Fair, more than 1 million visitors are expected to attend the rural extravaganza of blue-ribbon food, breathtaking rides and rodeo broncs.
Must Slow Down
NEPO 5K Don’t Run Art Walk
Saturday (9/7, noon to 9 p.m.) — There’s no running allowed at this exciting and artful 5K. Follow silly and sublime street installations and performances wending from Hing Hay Park through the Chinatown–International District and up to NEPO House on Beacon Hill.
Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair
Saturday (9/7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — Zip over to Meridian Park in Wallingford for this community fest featuring a cider press, urban livestock demos and a giant farmers’ market full of goodies from vendors and farmers alike, including Britt’s Pickles and Herban Feast.
Renegades at M.I.A. Gallery
(9/5 to 10/2, times vary) — In Renegades, South African photographer Frank Marshall takes portraits of leather-clad heavy-metalheads in Botswana. See Marshall’s work during the Pioneer Square artwalk.
(9/6 to 9/7, times vary) — Beginners and seasoned sippers take note: This hard cider celebration has been expanded to two days and will showcase more than 80 selections from around the world, including the growing number of ciders from the Northwest.