Puyallup, WA - May 23, 2003 - Just mention the name, "Dora the Explorer" to young children, and they'll instantly know who you are talking about! This internationally recognized character, who is one of Nick Jr.'s biggest hits, will navigate her way to the Puyallup Fair opening weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Sept. 6, 7 and 8 for breakfast appearances.

Children can meet Dora up-close-and-personal, receive a surprise

goodie bag, and memories to last a lifetime.

The breakfasts are held from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., and reservations

are required. In addition to meeting Dora, breakfast will be served,

including pancakes, bacon or sausage, hash browns, orange juice, milk or chocolate milk. Breakfast for youth, ages 2-18 is $6, and an adult breakfast is $7. Breakfast tickets are required for admittance into the event. The breakfast tickets do not include Fair gate admission, which is required. Guests may purchase discount gate admission tickets when placing their breakfast reservation.

To order tickets, visit the Puyallup Fair website, www.thefair.com or call (253) 845-1771.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest

tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.