Evergreen State Fair, Aug. 27-Sept. 7, Monroe.
As summer winds down, fun gears up in Monroe at the Evergreen State Fair, Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7. Join the happy crowds and check out daily equestrian shows, agriculture displays, farm animals, entertainment, food and carnival rides at Snohomish County’s biggest annual event
Daredevils can take a twirl 70 feet in the air on the Freak Out, a new attraction this year, joining the Super Shot Drop Tower, Zillerator Coaster, Ring of Fire, Cliff Hanger and other thrill rides. Kids and families can ride the Looney Tooter Train, Giant Wheel, funhouses, two merry-go-rounds and more. All rides, even in Kiddie Land, have height requirements, open-toed shoes aren’t allowed on some and selfie sticks of all kinds are banned on all rides.
Daily attractions include the Great American Petting Zoo, lumberjack shows, historical displays and activities and NW Native American display. Equestrian horsemanship shows and competitions of all kinds daily, including Clydesdale horses 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-30.
Evergreen State Fair
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., carnival 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Aug. 27 through Sept. 6; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 7.
Cost: $12/ages 18-61, $8/ages 6-15 and 62-89, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; $10/parking
Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe.
More information: 360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org.
Animals on display include rabbits, goats, chickens, pigeons, sheep, llamas, cattle, pigs, cats and dogs. An assortment of critters join the usual racing pigs this year, including goats, sheep and chickens, racing at 11 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. daily.
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Displays include flowers, needle arts, photography, crafts and hobbies, and fairgoers can compete in contests including the 80s fashion contest Monday and pie eating Sept. 3. Free entertainment at the Courtyard Stage varies daily, with Fiesta Day flamenco and Mexican folkloric dancing and mariachi music Sunday. Evening concerts, motorsports events and rodeos are available, times and ticket prices available online.
Strollers, wagons, motorized and manual wheelchairs are available to rent to help make the fair accessible for everyone, and free People Movers provide rides between the parking lots and entrance gates.
Each fair day has its own theme, some with admission discounts, including Senior Citizen’s Day free admission for ages 62 and older Monday, Twosday $2 admission until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kids Day free admission for ages 15 and younger Sept. 3 and Armed Forces Day free admission for military and first responders with ID Sept. 4. Admission is free until 1 p.m. with donation of three cans of food Friday and Sept. 4.