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Posted on: June 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Get Ready for “Little Moments, Big Memories” at the 2023 Evergreen State Fair!


Rose Intveld

Communications Specialist


Get Ready for “Little Moments, Big Memories” at the 2023 Evergreen State Fair!

Making memories for 114 years. Advance tickets are on sale now!

MONROE, Wash., June 1, 2023 – Gear up for another incredible Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA! The fair runs August 24-29 and August 31-September 4, 2023 (closed Wednesday, August 30).

“The Evergreen State Fair is one of the most important events in Snohomish County each year. It’s an opportunity for our community to come together and build lasting relationships,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “The Fair is also a massive boon for our economy and creates an opportunity to support agriculture, small farmers, small businesses, local artists, youth, and our broader tourism goals. I encourage communities across our region to join us at the fair and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Evergreen State Fair Theme: “Little Moments, Big Memories”

Do you remember your first fair? How about your first concert or rodeo? The crowds clapping and cheering, and all the excitement in the air. Or that first glimpse of a cow in the dairy barn. Or maybe it's a special moment you shared with someone atop the Ferris wheel or over a heaping order of curly fries. All these little moments can bring back the sounds, smells, and feelings of happiness like it was yesterday.

The Evergreen State Fair is proud to have been a part of making memories for 114 years. We have brought entertainment, education, and community together while giving space for guests to experience these little moments that turn into big memories. These memories and experiences often get passed down from generation to generation and become something that the Evergreen State Fair is well known for—tradition. We can’t wait for you to join us with your loved ones to make new memories this year.

“We are so excited to join with our community in celebrating another great fair,” said Snohomish County Parks Director Sharon Swan. “These 11 magical days bring together over 300,000 people each year and we hope you will join us in creating little moments that will make big memories.”

What is happening?

Get excited - there is so much to look forward to at the fair! Some highlights of the 11-day annual fair include:

  • Buy tickets early and save: Advanced tickets are already on sale! Get the Weekday Roundup Package for the best deal (four weekday tickets for $38.10).
  • Carnival: Butler Amusements is back again this year with their rides at the carnival. Advanced Carnival Wristbands are on sale through August 23, 2023, for $35.
  • Vendors & fair food: New and returning vendors selling your fair food favorites and merchandise. We still have a few vendor spots open! More vendor info here.
  • Three days of rodeo: September 2-4, 2023. Rodeo tickets are on sale now.
  • Join us for Morning of Dreams on Tuesday, August 29, 9-11 a.m. This is our special event where we open the fair early to our guests with special needs.
  • Grandstand entertainment: Grandstand concert lineup announcement coming soon! Don’t miss the Angel of the Winds Casino Resort Motorsports Nights at the Evergreen Speedway like Monster Truck Mayhem, KSTW11 Figure 8 Mania, and the Speedway Chevrolet Demo Derby!
  • Contests and competitive exhibits: Wander through the exhibit halls to see all the amazing entries from quilting, sewing, homemade beverages, photography, floriculture, fine arts, and animals, or enter a classic fair contest!
  • Animals: A big part of our agricultural fair is of course the animals! Our barns will be full of animals you can say hello to throughout the fair.
  • Entertainment: From our roaming entertainers, Courtyard Stage performers, Aztec Indian Dancers, International Lumberjack Show, All-Star Stunt Dog Show, attractions and special displays, fireworks, draft horses, and equestrian events—there is something for everyone!
  • Beer gardens: Quench your thirst with our craft and domestic beer and wine selection at one of four beer garden locations!

What is new for 2023?

  • We are excited to announce that inside the Gary D. Weikel Events Center will be Water’s Extreme Journey Maze! Learn about water processes while making your way through this challenge.
  • Do you love scones? Enter our newest Evergreen State Fair Board contest: The Scone Walk on Monday, August 28, at 3:30 pm!
  • Don’t miss the Aerosmith Cover Band – Sweet Emotion on Saturday, September 2, at 8:00 pm at the Courtyard Stage! Free, with paid fair admission.
  • Get your gardening questions answered by Ciscoe Morris of “Gardening with Ciscoe” on September 3, 2:00 pm at the Courtyard Stage. Free, with paid fair admission.
  • Many more exciting announcements are to come!

Where to Get More Information

  • For tickets and more information:
  • Sign-up for our e-newsletter and get exclusive presale concert codes.
  • Sign-up for text alerts. We are continuing our opt-in text updates: Text EVERGREEN to 78015 to opt-in to receive important fair messages. These messages will vary from safety messaging such as lost child information, to entertainment updates and more.
  • Work with us! We are still hiring 16 years and older for fair jobs.
  • Follow us on social media! We post lots of updates via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Evergreen State Fair Park

The Evergreen State Fair Park in Monroe, WA collaborates with its partners to sustain, maintain, and innovate to create an inclusive and accessible space for Snohomish County's residents and visitors. Since 1949, the 193-acre Fair Park has been home to the Evergreen State Fair which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Several permanent facilities including the Gary D. Weikel Events Center, the Evergreen Speedway, the Evergreen Equestrian Park, two RV campgrounds, and other exhibition spaces are used year-round for horse shows, trade shows, swap meets, auto races, and more.

About Snohomish County Parks & Recreation

The Snohomish County Parks system is incredibly diverse and boasts almost 12,000 acres of parks and open space; over 120 park properties; 100s of miles of trails and access to fresh and saltwater shorelines. Major regional park assets such as the Evergreen State Fair Park, Kayak Point County Park, Lord Hill Regional Park, and the Centennial and Interurban Trail systems host local, regional, and national events that draw millions of visitors each year to Snohomish County.

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