STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Standing two stories above the ground, Washington State Fair workers Natalie Reetz, left, and David Abicht on Monday gently lower the iconic symbol of the Puyallup Fair: a figure of a cow's head. It's just one of many physical changes planned for the next few years to enhance the facility under the fair's new name. The cow-head icon was on the north side of a cube structure at the corner of Ninth Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street. In the coming weeks, the canopy will be removed, along with the cube and ticket booths, to open up the fairgrounds' northeast entrance, which has long been the main gate.