Fairgrounds E-Newsletter
January 2016

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The Fairgrounds is closed Jan. 1 and 18 
Happy New Year  
from the
Evergreen State Fairgrounds! 
  We wish you joy & happiness throughout 2016

THANK YOU, volunteers, sponsors, fair goers and everyone else for your support. We hope you had a great time this year at the fairgrounds.  We would not be one of the best fairs in the country without your support and dedication! 

Highlights in 2015 included  the Spring Carnival, improvements to the Evergreen Speedway, performances by popular artists at the annual fair and nearly 41,000 pounds of food collected for the local food banks through our "Fair Cares Program".  
Exhibitors from across the region showed off their products celebrating the area's agricultural heritage. Overall, 321,322 visitors enjoyed great food, great entertainment and saw the best in locally-grown produce, animals, crafts and auto races.

We hope you will all join us again in the new year at the many  events happening at the fairgrounds all year long, including our next Evergreen State Fair Aug. 25-Sept. 5, 2016.    
Fair Advisory Board vacancy
If you or someone you know is interested in representing Council District 2 on the Fair Advisory Board, please contact Hal Gausman, Fairgrounds Manager, at 360-805-6700 or send an email to hal.gausman@snoco.org.
Open Horse Rides horses in arena
Exercise your horse in huge, dry arenas
Monday evenings, 5-9 p.m. ;$5 per rider (horse not provided)

Depends on weather conditions 
(c all ahead 360-805-6700).
Training, lunging, ponying, racing, schooling or green-horse training not allowed.
Evergreen Speedway Activities
~  Jan 9:     Speedway Auto Cross - Time Your Ride
~  Jan 10:   Evergreen Winter Drift
~  Jan 16:   NASCAR Night of Champions Banquet
~  Jan 23:   Evergreen Winter Drift
    ~  Jan 30:   Snow Ball Enduro
Find more information about these fun events at   www.evergreenspeedway.com
 January Activities on the Fairgrounds motocross rider
~  4-H Small Animal Show
~  Webb Hill Raceways Indoor  Motorcross Races
~  Western Games Horse Show
~ Tilted Rail Thunderbirds Roller Derby
~  Northwest Model Hobby Expo
Society for Creative Anachronism's Ursulmas  Medieval Faire 
~  Indoor Swap Meet: weekends 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  free admission & parking

   Find more information about these  fun events at www.EvergreenFair.org  
Rodeo Photo
Evergreen Fair Foundation's 
Open Barrel Racing
                                             Wednesday evenings, 5-9 p.m.                               
Call 425-418-9824 for  more  information or to sign up.
Experience the night and magic of the Ursulmas Medieval Faire 
Jan. 23-24
Just past the gate, you'll find...

* Armored Combat Competitions
* Archery Tournaments
* Bardic Performances
* Thrown Weapon Range 
* Historic Games
* Live Demonstrations
* Handmade Wares
* Unique Keepsakes
. . . and More!

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The Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe WA 98272 / 360-805-6700 
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Mission Statement 

The mission of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, as a multipurpose event facility, is to enrich the area's quality of life by providing educational, entertainment, recreational, agricultural, commercial and social activities for the benefit of the residents and businesses of Snohomish County and surrounding communities.