Northwest NEWS

August 20, 2001


Evergreen State Fair

The 93rd annual Snohomish County Evergreen State Fair, "A Black and White A-Fair," will run Thursday, Aug. 23, through Monday, Sept. 3.
   Each of the 12 days of the fair has a specific focus: Aug. 23 - Opening Day and Kids' Day (kids 15 and under admitted free); Aug. 24 - Senior Citizens' Day (seniors 62+ admitted free); Aug. 25 - Community Pride County Wide Day (Monroe Fair Days Parade 11 a.m.); Aug. 26 - Share Your Fare Day (bring 3+ cans of food for local food bank and receive $2 off admission); Aug. 27 - Family Day (family admission ticket is $18, maximum 6 people per family ticket); Aug. 28 - Public Safety Day (free health and safety information and demos); Aug. 29 - Agriculture Day; Aug. 30 - Kid's Day (kids 15 and under admitted free); Aug. 31 - Armed Forces Day (armed forces personnel half price with proper military I.D.); Sept. 1 - Grange Day (Grange entertainment on the Sponsor Stage); Sept. 2 - Demo Derby Day (giant demolition derby and fireworks show, Robosaurus); Sept. 3 - Last Chance Day (half price admission for everyone).
   Free events at the fair include a fireworks show (Aug. 23), sand sculpture, pig races, reptile safari shows, a petting farm, lumberjack shows, draft horse shows, Aztec Indian dancers, equestrian events and lawn mower races (Aug. 27). All concerts are free, but paid reserved seating is available by calling 1-800-992-8499.
   Admission hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (open until 11 p.m. on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2) and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.
   Admission prices are adults (16-61) $7; senior citizens (62+) $5; senior citizens (90+) free; youth (6-15) $4; children (5 and under) free. Parking is $5 per car.
   Fair/race combo tickets are available at the gate the day of the race or in advance through Fastixx at or 1-800-992-8499. For a racing schedule, call (360) 805-6100.
   Discount tickets (save up to $2) are available until Sept. 2 at QFC stores in Snohomish County, Bartells Drug Stores, Monroe Red Barn, Sultan Red Apple, Gold Bar Family Grocer, Duvall Family Grocer, Monroe ARCO-AM/PM and SnoCope Federal Credit Union in Everett.
   For information, call the 24-hour events line at (425) 339-3309 or visit the Web at
   Th Evergreen State Fairgrounds are located one mile west of Monroe on Highway 2.