Event Picks South Sound, September 2007

Carnival rides, animals on display, a rodeo, lots of free entertainment for the kids (including little ones riding sheep bucking-bronco style), and those mouthwatering scones — it’s all there at the Puyallup Fair this month. The fun runs Sept. 7-23. Make sure to look online for ticket deals and discounts before heading over. 253-841-5045, thefair.com

Trains of all scales — from G to N — are on display at the White River Valley Museum’s Model Railroad Show the weekend of Sept. 8-9. Check out the layouts and railroad artifacts from the museum’s collection. Adult $3, child/senior $2. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433, wrvmuseum.org

Maritime Fest gives visitors a taste of life on the working waterfront, with train and boat rides, and harbor tours, as well as toy-boat building for the kids. It happens at and around the Thea Foss Waterway, located in Tacoma. Most activities are free. Sept. 15-16. 253-318-2210, maritimefest.org

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