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Posted on: August 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Evergreen Morning of Dreams Returns August 29


Rose Intveld

Communications Specialist


Evergreen Morning of Dreams Returns August 29

The Evergreen State Fair opens its gates early for people who need a calmer setting

MONROE, Wash., August 8, 2023 – Nationally recognized as an award winner for removing barriers in parks, Evergreen Morning of Dreams is a morning event to experience the fun of the fair in a calmer setting without lights or sounds. The fair can create sensory overload for some people and fair staff hope to provide a more accessible fair experience for those who need it by providing a time that is quieter, calmer and has less sensory stimulation.

“Morning of Dreams is a very special day here at the fair park,” said Mike Ohlsen, Evergreen State Fair Manager. “We see some of the biggest smiles on this day and it means so much to our team to be able to make the fair more accessible and welcoming to our community.”

The Evergreen State Fair opens early at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Fair gate admission is required.

What opens early for Evergreen Morning of Dreams?

  • The Kiddieland Carnival will be open with no lights or sounds 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (carnival tickets required)
  • Food vendors including: Big Dogs, Aussie Onion Burst, Tacos Monte Alban, JJfroyogo, Purple Cow
  • Roving entertainment: Joe Stoddard (Variety/Musician/Ventriloquist) and Eric Haines (Stilts)
  • The display hall #500 and animal barns
  • Farmer for a Day: Learn to milk a cow, pick an apple, dig potatoes, and gather eggs. Located at the Ag Display #260
  • Snohomish County 4-H will be hosting a scavenger hunt in the 4-H building #501 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

The fair officially opens at 10:30 a.m. when all buildings and outside vendors and displays are open. There is an adult changing table located in the Western Heritage Museum #611 restroom.

For more information about accessibility at the Evergreen State Fair including maps and building descriptions, visit this webpage:

About the Evergreen State Fair Park

The Evergreen State Fair Park in Monroe, WA collaborates with its partners to sustain, maintain, and innovate for the purpose of creating 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 attract 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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