A sandy fairwell: Jetty Island Days come to a close this weekend

1. Get to Jetty

Two days. Today and tomorrow.

That’s all you have left to go to Jetty Island, the relaxing 2-mile-long sand strip across from the Port of Everett.

On Labor Day, say goodbye to summer and the Jetty with a celebration of good stewardship in the Trash Bash, noon to 4 p.m. Smokey Bear will be on hand and a local Scout troop color guard will lower the flags for the closing celebration at 4 p.m.

Catch the ferry at 10th Street and W. Marine View Drive in Everett. There is a $3 fee for parking; suggested donation $2 for adults, $1 for kids.

Jetty opens again on July 5.

More at www.everettwa.gov/jettyisland.

2. Get chips

Those weird chip flavors are back.

The finalists in the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest are Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel and Fried Green Tomato. They can be found at most grocery stores.

We tried two.

Everything Bagel: “Didn’t taste like bagels.” “Tastes like sour cream and onion.” “Had a little bit of the cream cheese.”

Fried Green Tomato: “There was nothing tomato-y about them.” “Tasted like perfume.”

Nonetheless, we ate every crumb.

You can vote on your favorite flavor online, if you are so inclined.

More at www.dousaflavor.com.

3. Get to the fairs

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe ends Sept. 4.

Not to worry.

You can still get your fair on at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, which runs through Sept. 24 (closed on Tuesdays). It has concerts, games, rides, rodeos, animals and, of course, Fisher scones.

Special Sounder trains will run on two Saturdays, Sept. 16 and 23, serving nine stations between Everett and Puyallup.

More at www.thefair.com.

— Andrea Brown, The Herald

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