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Evergreen State Fair: A Kid-Friendly Carnival Near Seattle

Come visit the Evergreen State Fair, located in the heart of Monroe, Washington! Their twelve-day extravaganza, running annually from late August through Labor Day, is the largest county fair in the Pacific Northwest and the highlight of Snohomish County since 1949. Families can enjoy a memorable adventure filled with joy and entertainment. Best of all, if you’re in the greater Seattle area, they’re only a 35-minute drive away! Join us for an abundance of fun without the lengthy commute. See you soon!

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When is the Evergreen State Fair?

When: The fair is scheduled for August 24th-29th; and August 31st-September 4th, 2023.

Time: The fair hours are 10:30am-10pm every day (closes at 7 p.m. on the last day, September 4th). 

Where: 14405 179th AVE SE Monroe, WA 98272

Buy early and save on tickets

For new visitors, there are multiple tickets to purchase, a gate admission to enter the fair, and additional tickets for games and rides. Consider the unlimited wrist band if your kids love rides!

Advanced ticket sales for gate admission and unlimited rides wrist band if purchased before the opening day. See website for details.

A Wonderland for All Ages

Welcome to the Evergreen State Fair! From the moment you step onto the fairgrounds, you’re greeted with a world of possibilities. They offer a diverse range of attractions that are fun for visitors of all ages. There’s something for everyone here:

Animal Exhibits: Come meet some amazing animals and learn about them in an entertaining way.

Display Halls: Take a stroll through our halls filled to the brim with local arts, crafts, and agriculture displays. You’ll be amazed by the talent and bounty that Snohomish County has to offer.

Food Galore: With so many food options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your cravings and your budget.

Carnival Rides: For those who love thrilling rides or gentle ones for the little adventurers, we have you covered!

Entertainment: Join in the excitement with speedway events, concerts, monster trucks, fireworks, and special shows to keep you entertained all day long.

Fireworks Show: The fair kicks off and concludes with spectacular fireworks shows, adding a spark to your visit.

Kid-Friendly Rides: With a dedicated area for younger children, even the littlest guests can enjoy the carnival safely.

We can’t wait to see you at the Evergreen State Fair!

Why Choose Evergreen State Fair?

Opting for the Evergreen State Fair over larger counterparts like the Washington State Fair in Puyallup comes with its perks—less crowding, more affordable options, and a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere that makes every visit special. Consider investing in an unlimited rides wristband if your kids can’t get enough of the carnival thrills. Moreover, the fairgrounds are equipped with family-style restrooms, complete with baby changing stations, ensuring convenience for visitors with infants.

Plan your trip

Parking: Weekday $10. Weekend $15. Disabled parking is located closest to the entrances in all fairground parking lots. There are three main parking lots here at the Evergreen fair, yellow, blue, and red parking lots. Check out their map here.

Daily Schedules for a list of events, contests, activities and ceremonies that take place on specific days found here.

Food: There are plenty of fair food choices at a range of prices.

Carnival rides guide: Review the important ride information (ride and height restrictions, rules, and carnival hours). They list out each ride and height requirements on their site, the minimum height starts at 36″ for their toddler rides. Measure your child, if they are shorter then 36″, they will unfortunately not be able to ride any rides at the Evergreen State Fair Carnival.

Fireworks Show:  There are two fireworks shows at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. One to start off the fair on opening night, this show is included with your paid fair admission. The last show, marking the end of the fair after the Demo Derby show, this is a paid show. Located at the Racetrack / Grandstands. 


Regular gate admission in 2023 (Weekday/Weekend/Labor Day): 

Adults (13-61) $16/$18/$165.

Seniors (62-89), Kids (6-12), Active Military/dependents with ID $13/$13/$13.

Children Under 5 and Seniors 90+ are FREE.

More info: Ticket Information (

Embark on a Journey of Fun and Discovery

The Evergreen State Fair is more than just a carnival; it’s a community celebration that brings together the best of entertainment, education, and excitement. Whether you’re a local resident or visiting the Seattle area, the fair offers an unparalleled day trip opportunity that promises laughter, joy, and cherished memories for the entire family.

So mark your calendars, pack your bags, and get ready to explore the wonders of the Evergreen State Fair. With something for everyone, it’s the perfect destination to end the summer on a high note, creating stories that will be told for years to come.

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