Brielle Dodge Hal Gausman
Marketing Specialist Fair Manager
First Annual Cinco de Mayo Carnival & Market May 5-7 in Monroe
Monroe, Wash., April 28, 2017 – Carnival Rides. Vendor Markets. Food Booths. Oh my! The first annual Cinco de Mayo Carnival & Market brings a little something for everyone to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. And the best part? Parking and most activities are free!
The event kicks off Friday, May 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with Carnival Rides by Butler Amusements and a Happy Hour until 6:00 p.m. at the Margarita and Beer Garden underneath the Grandstands. At 5:00 p.m., Cinco de Drifto (Tandem Drifting) will be going on at the Evergreen Speedway and admission is FREE! From 7:00-11:00 p.m., DJ “On The Spot” will take the stage playing Latin, Hispanic and Mexican Dance music underneath the Grandstands for a Cinco de Mayo Party. Throughout the evening there will be Mexican Food, Fisher Scones, Elephant Ears, Churros and other food options available for attendees and well as a Vendor Market under the Grandstands that benefits the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, May 6 the fiesta starts early with Carnival Rides beginning at 11:00 a.m. Family friendly activities include the Farmer for a Day interactive kid’s display, the Western Heritage Museum, and the 4H Horse Show. For shopping enthusiasts, the Swap & Shop Meet will be in Barn 610 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the Evergreen Fair Foundation’s Homespun Bazaar will be in the Commercial Building from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the Monroe Chamber Market will be in the Grandstands from 2:00-10:00 p.m., and the Washington Arms Collectors Gun Show will be in the Event Center from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ($10 admission). Saturday night on the Speedway is NASCAR RACES and Military Appreciation Night! All active military with valid ID get a free family pass! Regular admission is $16 for adults, $10 for seniors and youth, and free for kids under 10. And don’t forget to stop by the Margarita and Beer Garden from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for Happy Hour!
The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, May 7 but not without another day packed with entertainment, shopping and food! Carnival rides open at 11:00 a.m., Hot Import Daze Car Show and Autocross will be at the Evergreen Speedway from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ($20 admission), Monroe Chamber Market will be open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the Homespun Bazaar from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Swap & Shop Meet from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and the WAC Gun Show from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ($10 admission). Food will be available all day including the Margarita and Beer Garden, Fisher Scones, Pioneer Popcorn, Dipping’ Dots, Taco Monte Alban, Corn Dogs, the Carnival Food Stand and Speedway Concessions.
Save money on rides by purchasing in advance! Unlimited ride wristbands are only $15 when purchased online by May 4 using promo code SPRING (regular price is $23 at the event). For more information about Cinco de Mayo Carnival & Market, visit EvergreenFair.org.