This year, the Washington State Fair — formerly known as the Puyallup Fair — is featuring a new-to-Washington attraction, Luminasia. The attraction has taken the traditional form of Chinese lantern making and modernized it for the 21st Century.
Conceived and produced by International Special Attractions, it is a display of glowing light and color, combining advanced materials and complex lighting and production techniques.
Approximately 40 artisans from the Sichuan area of China have been on the grounds in Puyallup since Aug. 3 assembling the exhibit. Over 23,000 state-of-the-art bulbs are used to illuminate the spectacle for viewing both day and night. The supplies for the exhibit were shipped over 60,000 miles. (end)