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September 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Weekend preview: The ‘get outta town’ edition

We’re nearing a record-breaking dry spell. Make the most of it by hitting the road for a one-day road trip. Point the car in any direction — you’ll find fun all over the map.

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Kirkland Concours d’Elegance: Speaking of cars, if you love ’em, there’s one place to be this weekend — this massive car show at LeMay — America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma. You’ll see vintage American cars, British cars and motorcycles, Lamborghini, unlimited hydroplanes and more, and the proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. The $15-$30 entry fee includes museum admission; find out more here.

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival: Not a car geek? How do you feel about boats? At the Point Hudson Marina Festival Grounds in Port Townsend, Friday through Sunday, you’ll find hundreds of wooden vessels, some available for boarding, indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, exhibits, kids’ activities, entertainment, sailing and rowing opportunities, races, food vendors … need I go on? Prices: $15/day, $10/ages 65 and older and ages 13-19. Read more here.

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The Puyallup Fair: Western Washington’s annual hoedown gets underway Friday, Sept. 7. Where else can you pat cute animals, view giant vegetables, throw darts at balloons, flip upside-down in a ride and catch a name act like Martina McBride in one go? It runs through Sept. 23. Entry costs $9-$12.50, but this Saturday and Sunday kids get in free with a coupon from BECU.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: I seem to have an old-fashioned theme going here, with classic cars, wooden boats and a state fair, above. So why not a lighthouse festival? It includes a fishing derby, lighthouse tours, fireworks, a salmon bake and more — Friday through Sunday. Go here for all the details.

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For more ideas of things to do this weekend — including a couple in town — check out this video weekend preview, recorded this morning at KING 5 TV:

Photos by Greg Gilbert, Alan Berner and Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times.

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