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Luminasia to light up the next three weekends

Luminasia was such a hit during the Washington State Fair that it has been extended for the next three weekends, including Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. This is a once-in-a-lifetime attraction, located on the west side of the Washington State Fair Events Center, and it shouldn’t be missed.

The traditional form of Chinese lantern-making has been modernized, taking it into the 21st Century. Two acres of outdoor space has been transformed into an “East Meets West” exhibit. Iconic landmarks of Washington state are combined with traditional Chinese icons, all glowing from within.

Over 40 Chinese artisans transformed 65,000 pounds of steel into shapes, added 50,000 lights and 18 colors of flame retardant satin to create amazing works of art, including a 60’ tall Space Needle, totem poles, apple orchards, daffodil fields, and sea life under the Narrows Bridge, including an Orca whale. Add to that a pagoda, dragon boat, water lilies, a bridge over a reflection pond and other iconic Chinese features.

Since an evening view is recommended to experience the full light-enhancing effects, the attraction opens at 6:00 pm, and the last entry is at 11:00 p.m. It is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6 and 11-13. Entrance is through the Orange Parking Lot on Fairview Drive on the west side of the Washington State Fair Events Center.

The single day access pass is $18 for adults, and $12 for students, ages 6-18 years. Children five years and younger are free. A family four-pack, which includes two adults and two students with unlimited single-day access is $50. Tickets can be purchased on site or at .