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GET OUT: Concours d’Elegance in Tacoma, wedding expo at Tacoma Dome and the Washington State Fair

A 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton was a featured car at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance car show at LeMay-America’s Car Museum.
A 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton was a featured car at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance car show at LeMay-America’s Car Museum. Staff file, 2014

Sunday (Sept. 13)

Elegant and classic cars are the stars at Concours d’Elegance in Tacoma

Classic, elegant cars are the stars at the annual Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. The judged show honors some of the finest examples of automotive art and design with about 25 awards given out. The event is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 adults; $30 for seniors, military, AAA and Hagerty State Farm; $25 museum members and students; $10 ages 6-10; free for and children 5 and younger. Proceeds go toward supporting the Hagerty Education Program at the car museum. For more information, go to americascarmuseum.org.

Tacoma Wedding Expo at the Tacoma Dome

If you’ve got a wedding on the horizon, it’s never too soon to start planning. Take in the Tacoma Wedding Expo this weekend at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. There will be all types of wedding vendors plus fashion shows throughout the day. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and are available through Ticketmaster.

What’s happening at the Washington State Fair

The annual rodeo finals are at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Grandstand. Tickets are $25-$35 and include fair admission.

Gate hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12.50 adults, $9 ages 6-18 and seniors 62 and older, free for kids 5 and younger. Parking in the fair lots is $10 Mondays-Fridays and $15 Saturdays and Sundays.

Transit options include:

Pierce Transit’s Fair Express service begins daily at 9:15 a.m. with the last trip leaving the fair at 11:30 p.m. Service is provided from the Tacoma Mall, Lakewood Towne Center and South Hill Mall; parking is free at these sites. Fares are $2 one way for adults, $0.75 for seniors and disabled and youth 18 and younger. Up to four children, ages 13 and younger, may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying customer.

Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup daily. Check the schedule at soundtransit.org/schedules/ST-Express-Bus/578

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