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The 109th Evergreen State Fair In Monroe Opens Today
August 24, 2017

High flying fun at Evergreen State Fair. Sky Valley Chronicle photo. CLICK TO ENLARGE

(MONROE, WA.)  --  Opening Day of the 109th annual Evergreen State Fair is today. Here are a few of the highlights you'll find at the 2017 version of 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

What’s New?
Clean Air Fair
For the health and safety of all guests, 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.

Extended Hours on Labor Day
Fair officials have extended 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 Fairfest.org

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 Etix.com or at the Fair Pass Booth beginning August 7 through day of concert. Learn more at EvergreenFair.org.

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 Etix.com (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 the fair has 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 has 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 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 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 EvergreenFair.org!



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