Northwest NEWS

August 23, 1999


Evergreen State Fair, Aug. 26 through Sept. 6

Weird Al Yankovic Monster Truck Show
'Weird Al' Yankovic will bring his zany music to
the Fair on Aug. 30 on the Grandstand Stage at 8 p.m.
The Monster Truck Show returns to the Fair with
the "Globe of Death" on Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.
Photos courtesy of the Evergreen State Fair.

   The 1999 Evergreen State Fair will run 12 days from Opening Day, Thursday, Aug. 26, through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.

   Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (open until 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday, Sept. 5). On Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., barns close at 4 p.m. and the carnival closes at 6 p.m.

   The Evergreen State Fairgrounds are located one mile west of Monroe, 14 miles east of Everett on U.S. Highway 2, approximately 30 miles northeast of Seattle via I-405 and State Route 522.

   Regular daily admission at the gate is $7 for adults (16-61 years); $5 for senior citizens (62+ years); youth (6-15 years) $4; and children (5 and under) are free. Parking for the event is $3.

   Save up to $2 per adult on advance discount admission sales now on sale at participating Bartells, Alfy's Pizza, Red Apple Markets, SnoCope Credit Union, Marysville Thriftway, and Monroe Red Barn. Tickets are available through Sept. 5 (not valid on Sept. 6).

   Special admission days: Thursday, Aug. 26 (Opening Day) and Thursday, Sept. 2, are designated as Kids Days. Anyone 15 years of age and under will be admitted free. Friday, Aug. 27, is Senior Citizens Day. Anyone 62 years of age and older will be admitted free. Friday, Sept. 3, is Armed Forces Day. The Fair will offer half-price gate admission all day for persons with proper military identification. Monday, Sept. 6, is Last Chance Day, with half-price admission. Kids 5 years old or younger get free admission to the Fair every day.

   Fair/race combo tickets are available at the gate (not available with any other discounts or coupons). For the racing schedule, call the Racing Hotline at (360) 794-7711.

   The P.W.R.A. Rodeo will be held Sept. 3-6. Purchase tickets on the day of the show at the Arena Box Office. All seats, $3.

Carnival Information:

Grandstand Entertainment:   In addition to free concert seats in the grandstand, the Fair has reserved up-front seating available (fee charged) for all shows. Concert reserved seat tickets are available at all Fred Meyer FASTIXX Outlets or may be charged by phone at 1-800-992-8499. Tickets are subject to a service charge.

   The Monster Truck Show and "Globe of Death," Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., features Captain America, Washington State Champ, and eight other monster trucks, plus the incredible motorcycle race inside the steel-mesh "Globe of Death."

   This is an all-paid seating event with tickets available in all Fred Meyer FASTIXX Outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-992-8499. Tickets subject to a service charge.

   Visitors to the Evergreen State Fair may feel the ground shake around the Equestrian Park at 6 p.m. on seven of the Fair's 12 days. That will be when the one-, six-, and eight-horse hitches of draft horses, the Belgians, Percherons, and Clydesdales will shake the ground while parading in the arena. The shows are scheduled for August 26 through September 2 with no show scheduled for August 30.

   The Western Regional Clydesdale Open Draft Horse Show is scheduled for Aug. 26 to 29. The Belgians, Percherons, and Clydesales will be showing Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The giant horses are massive beasts, weighing in around a ton or so and standing 70 inches, just short of 6 feet, at the withers.

   An Antique Recreational Vehicle Show will be featured in the north end of the Grandstand Building. The display is a collection of some of the 30 pre-1937 RVs in David Woodworth's collection.

   New to the Fair will be the Jurassic Journey Dinosaur Show with displays and staff on hand to answer questions.

   In addition to the Giant Wheel, Typhoon, Kamikaze, the Gravitron and the Cliff Hanger, visitors can be thrilled by the Roller Coaster and Inverter.

   For those who need a little extra help getting around at the fair, wheelchairs will be available to rent. Rental prices are $5 for the first four hours and $1.75 for each hour after that. Strollers are also available with rental prices at $1.50 and $1.25. Wheelchairs and strollers are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.

   Fair-goers with tired feet may hop aboard one of the People Movers by flagging them down as they pass through the Red, Blue, or Hansen parking lots. They enable visitors to ride in comfort to the east and west ticket entries and then catch a ride back to their car. You may board the People Movers in front of the East and West ticket entrances.

   Disabled parking is available in official Fairgrounds parking lots. TTY Users should dial relay #1-800-833-6388.

   For further information, contact the 24-hour Events Lines at (360) 794-7832 or (425) 339-3309. Fair Administration Office: (360) 805-6700. Fax: (360) 794-8027. Website: