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Posted on: August 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 Evergreen State Fair

See You At The Fair!

Shannon Hays, Communications
Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 Evergreen State Fair

MONROE, Wash., August 9, 2019 – The Evergreen State Fair invites you to explore and celebrate Snohomish County’s shared, rich agriculture heritage, delicious food and drink, entertainment, artisan goods, carnival rides and more! At the fair, you may find yourself a bee keeper, goat milker, expert ax thrower, soon-to-be urban farmer extraordinaire, champion pie eater, master of chicken agility, or soaring high above the fair on the ferris wheel. Enjoy the wonder of experiencing something new, the sweet nostalgia of revisiting old favorites and the beauty of sharing all of this in community. All are welcome to wonder and wander here.

MEDIA KIT: Press release, photos, video, logos and more can be found HERE.

General Information

Fair Dates:

August 22-September 2, 2019

Fair Hours:

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. August 22 through September 1

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 2

Carnival Hours:

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. August 22 through September 1

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. September


Adults (13-61) - $14

Youth (6-12) - $10

Seniors (62-89) - $10

Active Military with I.D. - $10

Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Seniors (90+) – FREE

See list below for Special Admission Days!

2019 Fair Honoree: Don Ballard

 4H Rabbit Superintendent, past Fair Advisory Board member, exhibitor, crochet prize winner, and fixture at the Fair for over 30 years. Don works tirelessly behind the scenes all year for the fair. During fair time, you’ll see Don strolling around the grounds in shorts and rabbit ears with a smile on his face. More on Don HERE. (Don will be present at the 2pm Opening Day Ceremony)

2019 Centennial Farm Family: The Tillman Family

The Tillman Family from Arlington Heights began farming in Washington after WWI. Their dairy farm started with a bustling 30 cows all hand milked. Today, their dairy cows thrive on over 330 acres with an additional 600 acres of leased farm land. Don Tillman’s farming philosophy: “It’s a balancing act- cows feed the grass and the grass feeds the cows. As you get information you start to adapt the current farming to fit the needs. You can’t chase every ideas or you will go in circles. Go ahead or you will get behind, there is no standing still!” More on The Tillman’s HERE. (The Tillman Family will be present at the 2pm Opening Day Ceremony.)

What’s New?


Concert Amenities

New this year! Beer and wine will be allowed in the grandstand section of the concert venue. There will be a family section for those who would like to sit in that section with no alcohol. All grandstand seats are festival seating and are only $20-30, including fair admission. Reserved VIP floor chairs and bleachers will have access to the beer and wine garden for the second year in a row. All tickets can be purchased at

TWO New Beer & Wine Gardens

In order to enhance the Fairgoer experience, beer and wine gardens will be available to guests 21+ every day of the Fair, including at concerts and Speedway events! New Beer & Wine Gardens by the Courtyard Stage and at the Arena during the Rodeo. Enjoy a corn dog with a beer to wash it down—just do it responsibly!

First Building Listed on Snohomish County Register of Historic Places

The Shannahan Cabin, a favorite for 50 years when it was relocated on the fairgrounds, will be awarded the first building to be listed on the Snohomish County Register of Historic Places with a Plaque Unveiling on August 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Frontierland. The Shannahan Cabin is a log cabin built by an early Snohomish County settler, Robert Shannahan. The cabin is representative of Snohomish County’s pioneer heritage and is one of the only remaining intact pioneer cabins in the county that is accessible to the general public.

Back by Popular Demand

Maker’s Market

The popular Maker’s Market expanded and moved into the north section of the Grandstands. See local artisans at work making and selling one-of-a-kind art works and craft goods. Artists rotate throughout fair time.


Duck Races

The crowd loving Great American Duck Races are back this year! Daily races will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and are free with gate admission. Quack, Quack!


Morning of Dreams

Nationally recognized as an award winner for removing barriers in Parks, Evergreen Morning of Morning of Dreams is a two-hour morning event for children and adults with disabilities or special needs to experience the fun of the Fair in a calmer setting. Evergreen Morning of Dreams will be on Wednesday, August 28 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Community Transit. New this year, no special ticket is needed, general fair admission applies. Family Day Gate Special is 4 admission for $30. More information HERE.

Monday, August 26- SWITCHFOOT (Alternative Rock)

Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Reserved Chair: $60

Festival Sit/Stand Floor Bleacher: $40

Festival Grandstand: $30


Tuesday, August 27- Brett Young (Country)

Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Reserved Chair: $70 (sold out). Festival Sit/Stand Floor Bleacher: $50 (sold out)

Festival Grandstand: $25


Wednesday, August 28- Newsboys United with special guest Adam Agee (Contemporary Christian)

Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Reserved Chair: $55

Festival Sit/Stand Floor Bleacher: $35

Festival Grandstand: $20

Thursday, August 29- The Born to be Wild Tour (Classic Rock)

(Featuring former members of Steppenwolf with special guests Jack Russell and Mike Pinera)

Show at 7:00 p.m. doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Reserved Chair: $40

Festival Sit/Stand Floor Bleacher: $30

Festival Grandstand: $20

Friday, August 30- Aloe Blacc (R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and Funk)

Show at 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Reserved Chair: $70

Festival Sit/Stand Floor Bleacher: $50

Festival Grandstand: $25

Tickets can be purchased at or at the Fair Pass Booth now through day of the concert. All tickets include fair gate admission (a $14 value).


Fair on a Budget

Discount Rides

Purchase your Unlimited Ride Wristbands by August 21 and save $5! You can purchase the wristbands online at (fee applies) or at the Fair Pass Booth (no additional fee).

Special Admission Days

  • Thursday, August 22- Opening Day: FREE admission until 3 p.m. with a non-perishable food donation of three items per person. Sponsored by KING 5, BECU, and The Everett Herald.
  • Monday, August 26- Senior Day: All Senior Citizen’s age 62 and better receive FREE admission all day long! Sponsored by Brookdale.
  • Tuesday, August 27- 2 for 1 Tuesday: Buy one gate admission, receive a second admission of equal value for FREE. Sponsored by Sleep Number and Black Pine Spas.
  • Wednesday, August 28- Family Day: Family Special: Up to 4 people for $30 all day. Sponsored by Sprint.
  • Thursday, August 29- Kid’s Day: Kids 12 and under receive FREE admission all day! Sponsored by Movin’ 92.5.
  • Friday, August 30- Military Day: FREE admission for Active or Veteran military personnel and immediate dependents with ID. Sponsored by Black Pine Spas and 98.9 The Bull.
  • Monday, September 2- Labor Day: $2 off gate admission for everyone! (Fair closes at 7 p.m.) Sponsored by Xfinity.

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!

  • Courtyard Stage – A variety of musical acts will take place on stage for 12 days. Acts like Casper Babypants (August 29 at 1:45p.m.), dance demos, local bands, Reptile man, Navy Band, and more!
  • Roving Entertainment – From a one man band, balloon twister, to comedy – they will surprise you!
  • Contests – Belching, Egg Toss, Water Balloon Toss, Bubble Gum Blowing, Pie Eating, Quarter in the Haystack, Frisbee Throwing, and Baby Diaper Derby. Schedule HERE. Sign-ups are first-come, first-entered.
  • Petting Zoo- Interact with a wide variety of animals including a wallaby, potbelly pig, fallow deer pygmy goats and more! Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (closes at 6:00 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). Sponsored by WA Lottery.
  • Sow and Litter Display- Every year Farmer Miller’s pig gives birth to baby piglets! Stop by barn #513 to see how old they are when you visit!
  • Sky Valley Antique Tractor Display- Come visit the Judging Arena area 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!
  • Duck Races- Daily shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Aztec Indian Dancers – 2pm & 8pm daily (no 8pm show on Labor Day). Frontier Land.
  • 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 8:00 p.m. (closes at 7:00 p.m. on Labor Day).
  • Monroe Fair Days Parade (downtown Monroe on Main St.) 11am, Saturday, August 24.

Daily Schedules and Special Displays - A full list of daily events can be found online HERE.

Hundreds throughout the Fair!


A Few Fun Highlights: 

Beekeeping Demos- Agriculture Display almost daily.

Youth Live Stock Auction – Hyper local, humane meat raised by 4-H kids for sale August 24, 6:00 p.m.

Building 606 (they’ll help you select a butcher if you need one)

Dog Costume Contest (4-H) - August 24, 4:00p.m. – 604 (costume contests throughout!)

Arthur Murray Studio Dance Lessons & Demos! - August 23 6:00 p.m. -Courtyard Stage

Snohomish County PUD Arc Trailer high voltage demo – demos throughout the fair – 611 East

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum Display - August 30, 10:00am-4:30p.m.

NW Native American Display - daily

All Animal Obstacle Course - August 25, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – 606E

Fried Chicken Contest - August 26, 6:00 p.m. – 260 (Food competitions throughout!)

Cow Pot Kale – plant your own kale in a fertilized pot August 24 & 29, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Agriculture Display

Chicken Agility! – August 28, 10:00 a.m. – 606 (Animal agility competitions though out)

Hog Calling – August 25, 2:00 p.m. – barn 512


August 22-29: 4H Horses

August 22-24, 5pm (Aug. 25 2pm): Western Regional Clydesdale Show

August 26-28 5pm: WA Draft Horse and Mule Extravaganza

August 30-September 1 7pm: Rodeo: 8 events, clown, drill team, mutton busting, draft horses (paid event)

August 31 & September 1: Snohomish County Western Games

September 2 9am-5pm: Mini Horse Show

September 2 9am-5pm: Barrel Races

Evergreen SPEEDWAY Events

August 22: 11am-9pm Karting and MX

August 22 9pm – Fireworks! Free with paid fair gate admission

August 23 6:55pm (5:40 Fan Fest): Monster Truck Show, Jr. Hornets, Buses, Mini Bump to Pass and Fireworks

August 24 5:55pm (4:50 Fan Fest): Monster Truck Show, Racing, Pro 4 Trucks, Dwarfs, Hornets, JT Survivor Race, and Vintage Mods

August 25 2:55pm (1:50 Fan Fest): Matinee Monster Truck Show, Racing, V8 Extremes, Dwarfs, Jr Hornets, Chain & Go Demo, and Buses.

August 31 6pm: NASCAR, Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Stingers, and Hornets

September 1 6pm: Demo Derby & Fireworks: Large Car Demo, Outlaw F8, Buses, Super Stock F8, Jr Hornets, Boats, V8 Extremes and Fireworks

September 1 Noon: Auto X (Free with paid fair admission)

As a Reminder

Clean Air Fair Continues

For the health and safety of all our guests, smoking and vaping of any kind is prohibited inside the Fairgrounds and within 25 feet of the entrances.

Hand Washing Stations

For the safety of humans and animals alike, please wash hands after touching animals and leaving individual barns. You’ll find hand washing stations outside most barns.

 For All information

See you at the Fair!

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