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Posted on: July 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Everything you need to know about the 109th Evergreen State Fair


Brielle Dodge                        Hal Gausman

Marketing Specialist              Fair Manager

360-805-6704                       360-805-6729

Everything you need to know about the 109th Evergreen State Fair

Monroe, Wash., July 27, 2017 – Opening Day of the 109th annual Evergreen State Fair is less than one month away! We’ve provided a quick list of Fair highlights you may want to know as you get ready to plan your day at Snohomish County’s largest family friendly event!

General Information
 Thursday, August 24, 2017 through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017

Fair Hours:
 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. August 24 through September 3
 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. September 4

Carnival Hours:
 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. August 24 through September 3
 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. September 4

Adults- $12
Youth (6-15) - $8
Seniors (62-89) - $8
Active Military with I.D. - $8
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Seniors (90+) - FREE

See list below for Special Admission Days!

For all other information about the Evergreen State Fair, visit!

Fair Honoree
 Laura Elhai has been involved with the Fair as a contestant, coordinator, and judge since the early 90’s. She has entered every department in the Display Hall, besides Grange, and has exhibited in Open Class Sheep. Laura has contributed significant time and energy toward the improvement of our Fair and currently is the American Heritage Superintendent.
 As a longtime judge in several departments, Laura has helped inform the next generation of exhibitors in safety and standards. She has been a source of encouragement for hundreds of contestants. Being a superintendent is not always easy, but Laura excels because of her organization, communication, enthusiasm and humor.
 Her involvement is not limited to the 12 day Fair. She has provided gift baskets for the annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser and the Kick-Off Dinner. She has assisted with preparation for and presentations at judges training, “How to Enter and Win” seminars, and Super Schools. She has also volunteered her time as a judge at other fairs, including the San Juan County Fair and the Washington State Fair.

 The title of Fair Honoree could go to no better than Laura because of her passion for the ideals of the fair: education and tradition.

What’s New?
Clean Air Fair
 For the health and safety of all our guests, we are proud to be a Clean Air Fair in 2017! Smoking or vaping of any kind is prohibited inside the Fairgrounds or within 25 feet of the entrances. The Fairgrounds is not only a place of employment for many hardworking staff members but is also a public place for children and families to recreate. Thank you for helping keep our air clean!

Extended Hours on Labor Day
 Due to the desire for a never-ending Fair, we have extended our evening hours on Labor Day to 9:00 p.m.! Munch on another snack, ride another ride, and let the fun continue! Please check the daily schedules for barn closing times.

Fairfest 3-on-3 Basketball Extended Days
 Back by popular demand is the second annual Fairfest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, but this year with one added day! The Fairfest Tournament is August 24-26 with divisions for youth, high school, and adult teams! This year don’t miss out on skills and shooting competitions, prizes, and guest speakers Slick and Donald Watts on August 24 and 25. Learn more at!

Butterfly Exhibit
 Introducing a fun new opportunity for all ages! Butterfly Adventures will be onsite throughout the Fair for guests to feed, interact with, and learn about butterflies! Additional fees apply.

Concert Series
Monday, August 28- for KING & COUNTRY (Christian)
 Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Cost is $29-44, groups of 10 or more use code EVERGREEN for $5 off

Tuesday, August 29- Josh Turner (Country)
 Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Cost is $32-55

Wednesday, August 30- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Rock)
 Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Cost is $32-55

Thursday, August 31- Kenny Loggins (Singer/Song Writer)
 Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Cost is $35-58

Friday, September 1- Trace Adkins (Country)
 Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.
 Cost is $35-58

 All concert tickets include gate admission to the Fair (a $12 value). Tickets can be purchased at or at the Fair Pass Booth beginning August 7 through day of concert. Learn more at

Fair on a Budget
Discount Rides
 Purchase your Unlimited Ride Wristbands by August 23rd for $30 compared to $35 at the Fair! You can purchase the wristbands online at (fee applies) or at the Fair Pass Booth beginning August 7 (no additional fee).

Special Admission Days

  • Thursday, August 24- Opening Day: FREE admission until 3 p.m. with a non-perishable food donation of three items per person. Sponsored by King 5, KCMS and the Herald.
  • Friday, August 25- Blue Friday: Adults wearing Seahawk gear receive $2 off gate admission until 2 p.m. Also, be one of the first 1,000 people to visit the Jones Soda booth for a FREE blue Jones Soda! Sponsored by Black Pine Spas and Jones Soda.
  • Monday, August 28- Senior Day: All Senior Citizen’s age 62 and wiser receive FREE admission all day long! Sponsored by Brookdale and KIXI.
  • Tuesday, August 29- 2 for 1 Tuesday: Buy one gate admission, receive a second admission of equal value for FREE. Sponsored by NW Chevy Dealers.
  • Wednesday, August 30- Family Day: $5 gate admission for everyone ages 6-89 until 5p.m. Sponsored by DISH, Sleep Number and Warm 106.9.
  • Thursday, August 31- Kid’s Day: Kids 15 and under receive FREE admission all day! Sponsored by Snap Dog Printing and Movin’ 92.5.
  • Friday, September 1- Armed Forces Day: FREE admission for military and first responders with valid ID. Sponsored by Black Pine Spas, 94.1 KMPS and 100.7 The Wolf.
  • Monday, September 4- Labor Day: $2 off gate admission for everyone! (Fair closes at 9 p.m.) Sponsored by Xfinity and 100.7 The Wolf.

Kids 5 and under are always FREE!

Free Activities

 There are HUNDREDS of free things to do at the Fair that are included with your gate admission price! Here’s a list of a few of them to get you started on planning your day at the Fair!

 •Petting Zoo- Come interact with a wide variety of animals including a wallaby, potbelly pig, fallow deer pygmy goats and more! Sponsored by Speedway Chevrolet and RV Center! Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closes at 8:00 p.m. on Labor Day)

 •Farmer for a Day Display- Little ones are sure to enjoy their time being a farmer in this interactive display! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closes at 7 p.m. on Labor Day).

 •Display Halls- Did you know we have over 24,000 entries in the Fair every year? Wander down the rows of incredible handmade and homemade goods, arts, foods and more!

 •International Lumberjack Show- Watch as axes are thrown, logs are rolled and Lumberjacks race to the top of 60 foot poles! This family friendly event will be sure to have your jaws dropped. Daily shows at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (no 7:00 p.m. show on Labor Day).

 •Sow and Litter Display- Every year Farmer Miller’s pig give birth to baby piglets! Stop by barn #513 to see how old they are when you visit!

 •Sky Valley Antique Tractor Display- Come visit area #638 to see the large collection of antique tractors! If you have little ones, they can race around a roped off track in a tractor their own size!

 •Crazy Animal Races- The only show where you can watch a duck, pig and goat all race each other! This family friendly show is sure to please viewers of all ages! Sponsored by Les Schwab Tires. Daily shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

 •Western Heritage Museum- Stop in for an interactive museum experience like none other! Touch and see history from Northwest Washington like logging, mining, agriculture and more! Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (closes at 7:00 p.m. on Labor Day).

 For more information about the Evergreen State Fair visit!

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