Giant pumpkins at Washington State Fair 2018

Sher and I got to go to the 2018 version of the Washington State Fair in¬†Puyallup. We went with our daughter, son-in-law and our 4 year old grandson. The fair was packed with all kinds of “state fair” type stuff, including a large midway, tons of vendors and of course, agriculture exhibits.

Giant pumpkins!

Pumpkin info

We went on the last day of the fair, and the fairgrounds were packed. A good time was had by all, and Sher and I had our first ‘Scones”, a jam filled biscuit type pastry that is a famous item at this fair.

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Heavenly Fire Kitchens, makers of wood fired pizza

Will and Brian with a hand made masterpiece ready for the oven.

Will and Brian with a hand made masterpiece ready for the oven.

This afternoon Sher and I went to the Railroad Days Festival in Granite Falls, Washington. This festival is a yearly tradition in the town, and in addition to a fair style midway with rides and games one of the streets was filled with different vendors selling all kinds of wares.

One of the food concessions was a nifty pizza caterer. The name of the vendor was Heavenly Fire Kitchens, based out of Marysville. I spoke with Will, Brian, Sophi and Devin in the booth. Brian told me that they started the business in May of this year. The set up is really impressive, as there is a real wood fired pizza oven mounted on a trailer. The pizzas are hand made on the spot and baked right before your eyes.

 

 

Sophi and Brian in front of the oven. Look at all those boxes ready to be filled!

Sophi and Brian in front of the oven. Look at all those boxes ready to be filled!

Sher and I shared one of their cheese pizzas. The ones they were selling today were thin crust and hot out of the oven. The wait after order was not really a problem, as there were plenty of other booths to look at while we waited the 10 or so minutes. Check the Heavenly Fire Kitchen website for their next event. Or better yet, have them cater your own private party.

Fun time at the Everett Sausage Festival

Tonight Sher and I and our daughter and son-in-law went to a neat local festival. The Everett Sausage Festival is a three day fundraiser for Catholic education at the Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Everett, Washington. According to the Festival website this is the 38th year of the festival. There were lots of great vendors selling everything from cooking spices to Alpaca sweaters to hand made jewelry. A full Midway full of rides was also set up .

This is one of those events that is just plain fun. The crowd was mostly locals, most of whom knew each other. The food we had was what you would expect from local concessions. It was great! Hand cut fries served in a tray the size used for a full meal at a Dairy Queen, delicious huge sausage and kraut sandwich, large hot off the grill cheeseburgers filled us all up!

One stage under a tent gave local bands a venue to play. Good music and lots of dancing! Another stage was set up inside a “Beer Garden” that offered different wines. This is a fun festival that is open Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 7.