Crews and participants set up Wednesday afternoon for the annual Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Crews and participants set up Wednesday afternoon for the annual Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gallery: Finishing touches for the Evergreen State Fair

The annual showcase for Snohomish County rural life (and carnival games, rides and food) is open.

MONROE — Before an estimated 350,000 people pour into the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for the fair through Sept. 2, we took a look at the work that goes into getting things ready on the day before opening day.

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