PORT TOWNSEND — The Uptown Fair carried out its theme, “Viva La Uptown,” with colorful costumes, spicy food and a parade that featured senoritas and singing Elvises.
The fair — in its 11th year — was started by Pam and John Klise to celebrate Aldrich’s grocery store’s 100th anniversary.
“It’s a gathering of friends and family,” said Gail Lipko, who has coordinated the event for three years. “It’s a continued tradition.”
As usual, Aldrich’s sold handmade grilled sausages.
Meanwhile, the Harmony Preschool violinists, Kristen Smith and dancers from O’Meara Dance Studio provided entertainment.
New this year were Lanza’s pizza wraps and the Viva La Uptown Cafe, which offered grilled fish tacos, corn on the cob with chili-lime butter and Sweet Laurette’s lemon bars and chocolate brownies.
“The corn is great and the fish tacos are awesome,” said Dr. Steve Scharf, sitting on a hay bale at the beer garden with Dr. Casper Maurer, his new associate at the Uptown Dental Clinic. “But the day is so beautiful, anything would taste good.”
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