Puyallup Fair

Everyone knows that monkey/human interaction is comedy gold (see Bedtime for Bonzo and Ed, starring Matt LeBlanc at his finest). You can catch your own case of simian fever at the Puyallup Fair (through Sept. 21). At the show “Wild About Monkeys” (daily at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.), watch a pack of highly talented baboons do tricks and stunts before your amazed eyes. It gets better: Their trainer, Kevin Keith, is a famous Hollywood monkey wrangler, and many of his baboons have been in major motion pictures (including hits such as Evan Almighty). After you’ve gotten your fill of monkey business, satisfy your 4-H fantasies at the Fair Farm—which is full of bunnies, roosters, sheep, and other barnyard critters—before rounding out your weekend safari at the Piglet Palace, which features a corral full of the squeaky beasts and their mum. Parents take heed: This may not be the best time to tell your kids where bacon comes from. Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., 253-841-5045, www.thefair.com. $8–$10. 10 a.m.–11 p.m. ANNA ROTH

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Sept. 21, 2008

 
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