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Evergreen State Fair plans to restart in 2021

11-day fair planned, will follow state COVID-19 guidance


Last updated 5/14/2021 at 9:05am

Snohomish County is developing plans for an 11-day Evergreen State Fair at the Monroe fairgrounds. The fair is slated for Aug. 26 to Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 to Sept. 6. The Fair will be closed Sept. 1.

This year’s theme is “Back in the Saddle Again – Open for Fun in 2021,” a cheerful metaphor of dusting off after the challenging ride that was 2020. The theme plays into the common experience of anticipation, as people look forward to reuniting members of the community and fans of the air. With increased sanitation, capacity limits, and adherence to health guidelines such as social distancing and mask usage. air staff plans to take measures to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Since health and safety guidelines and related metrics will ultimately guide decision-making, the air will feel and look a little different in 2021.

Changes include advance-purchase admission and touch-free e-ticketing to park. The capacities of buildings will be measured by electronic message boards and other innovations.

“Snohomish County welcomes some celebration after a year of struggle and sacrifice,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “While the Evergreen State Fair may be a bit different this year, we’re looking forward to getting everyone ‘Back in the Saddle Again!’ We have no doubt that our agriculture community, vendors, guests, and air family will be excited to have the opportunity to enjoy the end of summer festivities the Fair offers.”

More announcements about entertainment, exhibits, vendors and more will be announced in the coming months. Officials encourage the public to “know before you go” by paying attention to the requirements for Fair-safety. With COVID-19 information changing frequently, the guidelines and state recommendations for fairs could shift. For more information, go to


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