Your guide to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe

  • Wed Aug 26th, 2015 8:25pm
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Thursday marks the start of 12 fun-filled days at the Evergreen State Fair. Here’s a sampling of the activities at Snohomish County’s largest event and the information needed to plan a trip to Monroe.

General admission ticket prices:

Adults, 16-61, $12

Senior citizens, 62-89, $8

90 and older, free

Youth, 6-15, $8

Children 5 and younger, free

Parking: $10 per entry

Grandstand, carnival, rodeo and speedway tickets are sold separately at the fair box office; advance grandstand and speedway tickets include fair admission. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-514-3849 or at evergreenfair.org

Fair hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on closing day.

Butler Amusements Carnival hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on closing day.

Website: evergreenfair.org

24-hour fair hotline: 360-805-6700

How to get there: The Evergreen State Fairgrounds is located at 14405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe, 14 miles east of Everett on U.S. 2 and about 30 miles northeast of Seattle via I-405 and Highway 522.

Community Transit: Routes 270 and 271 will serve the fair from Everett to Gold Bar. Busses are scheduled to run every 30 minutes during the weekday morning and evening peak, with hourly service in the middle of the day and at night.

Except for early morning trips, Routes 270 and 271 will serve a stop at the west gate of the fairgrounds. On weekday afternoons, commuter Routes 277 and 424 will also stop at the west gate.

Only Route 271 operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. On Saturdays, the bus runs every hour. Service is every two hours on Sundays and Labor Day.

For times, go to communitytransit.org/schedules. Real-time bus information is available at mybusfinder.org.

Park free at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., and at the Snohomish, Sultan and Gold Bar park and ride lots.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Opening Day of the 107th annual Evergreen State FairFree admission until 1 p.m.

GASCAR Crazy Animal Races, Frontierland, 11 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Snohomish County Agriculture Display, by west gate, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4-H cats costume contest, 4-H building, 3 p.m.

Professor Bamboozle balloon twisting, roving around fairgrounds

Opening Day ceremony, Courtyard Stage, 2 p.m.

Bubble gum-blowing contest registration, Courtyard Stage, 3:45 p.m.

Western Regional Clydesdale show, Arena, 5 p.m.

Northwest truck pulls, $12 to 16, Evergreen Speedway, 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 28

Agriculture Day. Free admission until 1 p.m. with donation of three cans of food to the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition

Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor display, near dairy barn, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Great American Petting Zoo, near Grandstands, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tarnished Brass Quintet, roving around fairgrounds

4-H Lip sync contest, 4-H building, 3 p.m.

Silver, Blue and Gold Bad Company tribute band, Courtyard Stage, 5:30 p.m.

Texting contest, listen for announcement, 3 and 6:30 p.m.

Western Regional Clydesdale performance, Arena, 5 p.m.

Supercross Summer Shootout show, $16, Evergreen Speedway, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Race Day. Monroe’s annual Fair Days Parade, downtown, 11 a.m.

International Lumberjack shows, Frontierland, noon, 4 and 7 p.m.

Snoqualmie Tribe Northwest Native American display, Frontierland, all-day

Atlas interactive robot, roving around fairgrounds

Hokulani’s Hula Studio Polynesian dance, Courtyard Stage, 12:45 p.m.

Egg Toss Contest registration, Arena, 3:30 p.m.

4-H dog costume contest, dog building, 4 p.m.

Western Regional Clydesdale performance, Arena, 5 p.m.

Racing figure 8s, stingers, hornets, pro 4 trucks, and foreign stock cars, $16 to 22, Evergreen Speedway, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Fiesta Sunday. The Courtyard Stage has performances by New Age Flamenco, Bailadores de Bronce Mexican folkloric dancers, Mariachi Fiesta Mexico band, and Aztec Indian dancers from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salsa taste contest, Snohomish County agricultural display area by west gate, 1 p.m.

4-H animal obstacle course, Judging Arena, 1 to 3 p.m.

Comedian and one-man band Eric Haines, roving around fairgrounds

Farmer for a day, by west gate, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Evergreen State Karaoke Superstar finals, Courtyard Stage, 6:30 p.m.

4-H Llama and Alpaca Obstacle Course, Judging Arena, 7 to 8 p.m.

Evergreen Drift Pro Am championship, $16, Evergreen Speedway, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

Senior Citizen’s Day. Free admission for people age 62 and older

1980s fashion contest, Courtyard Stage, 3:30 p.m

Northwest District Beekeepers exhibit, Display Hall, all-day

Western Heritage Interactive Museum, Western Heritage Center east of animal barns, all-day

Cherry Cherry Neil Diamond tribute band, Courtyard Stage, 5:45 p.m.

Fried Chicken Contest, Snohomish County Ag Display area by west gate, 6 p.m.

4-H Motorcycle and All-terrain Vehicle skills contest, 4-H building, 6 p.m.

Queensrÿche, $15 to $25, Grandstand, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Twosday Tuesday. $2 admission before 2 p.m.

4-H junior loggers contest, Frontierland, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Shannahan Cabin hosted by the Monroe Historical Society, next to Display Hall, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Reptile show, Courtyard Stage, 1 p.m.

Water balloon toss contest sign-up, Judging Arena, 1:15 p.m.

Louie Foxx variety show, Courtyard Stage, 3:30 p.m.

Washington Draft Horse and Mule Extravaganza, Arena, 5 p.m.

Matt Baker comedy and stunts, roving fairgrounds

Casting Crowns, $30 to 48, Grandstand, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Family Day. $5 admission per person before 5 p.m.

Quil Ceda Carvers display, Display Hall, all-day

Raspberry fruit spread contest, Snohomish County agricultural display area, 1 p.m.

Bubble gum-blowing contest registration, Courtyard Stage, 2:45 p.m.

4-H performing arts costume parade, 4-H building, 7 p.m.

Je’tte Se’tte rock show, Courtyard Stage, 7:15 p.m.

Lee Brice concert, $37 to 55, Grandstand, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Kid’s Day. Free admission for ages 15 and younger

Reptile show, Courtyard Stage, 11 a.m.

Dairy Shrine Museum, Dairy Barn, all-day

Buck &Elizabeth family entertainment, Courtyard Stage, 1:30 p.m.

Michael Hicks, balloon artist, near Courtyard Stage, all-day

Pie-eating contest sign-ups, Courtyard Stage, 2:45 p.m.

4-H dogs impromptu costume, dog building, 4 p.m.

4-H archery fun shoot, outdoor ring, 4 p.m.

Spuds in a Bucket contest, Display Hall, 6 p.m.

Jerrod Niemann, $30 to 48, Grandstand, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4

Armed Forces Day. Free admission until 1 p.m. with three cans of food to donate to the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition

Free admission all-day for first responders and those serving in military with I.D.

Dairy Goat handmilking contest, goat barn, 10:30 a.m.

Chainsaw Carvers display, Frontierland, all-day

Army Band, Courtyard Stage, 12:30 p.m.

Under the Radar, a cappella quartet, roving the fairgrounds

Armed Forces Day ceremony, Courtyard Stage, 2 p.m.

Monroe Concert Band, Courtyard Stage, 6 p.m.

Pro-West Rodeo and bull riding, $5, Arena, 7 p.m.

Vince Gill, $35 to 60, Grandstand, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

Rodeo Day.

Marcia Kester Patsy Cline tribute, Courtyard Stage 11:30

Sow and Litter Display, Swine Barn, all-day

4-H dog costume contest, dog building, 2 p.m.

Quarter in the haystack contest sign-up, Snohomish County Ag Display area, 2:15 p.m.

Northwest totem pole display, Frontierland, all-day

Brendan Wires electric-bass music, Courtyard Stage, 3:15 p.m.

Racing super late models, street stocks, mini stocks, hornets and legends, $16 Evergreen Speedway, 6 p.m.

Pro-West Rodeo and bull riding, $5, Arena, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6

Demo Derby Day

The Light Fantastics, Courtyard Stage, 1 p.m.

Louie Foxx variety show, roving the fairgrounds

Frisbee-throwing contest sign-up, Judging Arena, 4:15 p.m.

WSU Master Gardeners display, Display Hall, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4-H sewing clothing construction contest, 4-H building, 1 to 4 p.m.

Rocklyn Road country pop and rock, Courtyard Stage, 5:45 p.m.

4-H dogs dancing with dogs, dog building, 6 p.m.

Demolition Derby, $5 to 26, Evergreen Speedway, 6 p.m., followed by fireworks

Pro-West Rodeo and bull riding, $5, Arena, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Labor Day. Discount admission for everyone; fair closes at 7 p.m.

4-H Snohomish County Style Show, 4-H building, 2 p.m.

Baby Diaper Derby sign-ups, Courtyard Stage, 2:45 p.m.

4-H awards, Courtyard Stage, 4 p.m.

Dakota County, Courtyard Stage, 5:30 p.m.

Drag Racing, free with fair admission, Evergreen Speedway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.