All about the FICRA Fair!
This Saturday, August 10
Parking & Shuttle Information
Shuttle Service:
There will be two 13 passenger buses making the rounds continuously between the south parking lot of the Fox Island Alliance Church and the Nichols Community Center (NCC). These buses will have a lift to load wheelchairs, if needed. There should be a bus available for pickup or drop off about every 15 minutes or less. There will be signs directing you to the pickup/drop-off locations. Please consider using this FREE convenient parking and transportation service to relieve the street congestion around the Nichols Community Center.

Parking Options for the Fair
Remember all of the work and money that went into fixing up the sports field? We don't want to ruin it with a lot of cars driving over it! We also need to keep the street clear for emergency vehicles.

  • Please park in the South Parking Lot of the Fox Island Alliance Church and take the free shuttle.
  • Limited parking is available on the NCC Sports Field. We will have Scouts help directing the traffic to the parking on the sports field. The Scouts are doing this as a fundraiser to help offset some of their scouting costs.
  • We are discouraging parking on the streets surrounding the Nichols Community Center. We need access for emergency vehicles. There will be signs indicating NO PARKING on at least one side of 9th Avenue and on Gway. 
  • Please consider the alternative parking listed above. THANK YOU!
Fox Island Fair Concert Line-up
Star Spangled Banner by Sarah Tweet
with Honor Color Guard
Dan Spencer
Ruthie Craft
Gene Sievers  
Fair Vendor Information
Food and Drinks
All food vendors will be in the Music and Food Court on the north side of the NCC.  
  • The Chapel on Echo Bay will be serving hot dogs, chips, cookies, wine, soft drinks, and water.  
  • The Fox Island Yacht Club will be serving hamburgers, chips, and soft drinks. 
  • The FICRA Beer Garden will be staffed by trained servers and will be serving Mac & Jack’s African Amber and Field 41 Pale Ale.
  • "Making Lil Donuts" is a new vendor this year, providing Mini Donuts and bottled water.
  • Great Northwest Popcorn will be back and serving great Kettle Corn and Ice Cream in a cup or cone.
  • The Fox Island United Church of Christ will be providing the delicious fair favorite blackberry cobbler - Yum!

Picnic tables with umbrellas will be available in the Music and Food Court.
Fair Map
Bingo is Back!
Glam-O-Rama BINGO Palace
Prizes - Fun - Out of the Sun!

Join fellow islanders of all ages at the Glam-O-Rama Bingo Palace! Take a rest from the fair midway and come inside the school house auditorium where you can enjoy a retro game of BINGO! Play for a modest fee. Win cash and prizes! Help raise money for FICRA. Wonder at the cool decorations and laugh with your MCs Hannah Jay and Emma Jay Byfield who put drama into every number called! 

Kids and Adults welcomed from 11:00-4:00. There will be 3 games per hour. Brief pause at noon for the World’s Shortest Parade.

If you would like to volunteer for an hour or so, please contact Hannah Jay 253-509-4423.
Flower Show
Be sure to visit the Fox Island Flower Show at the FICRA Fair inside the Nichols Center.This is a fun and rewarding opportunity for all local residents to share their gardening skills. Ribbons will be awarded to the winners in the following categories: single stem flower, bouquet/floral arrangements, container plants and vegetable/fruit displays. All area residents are invited to bring their special flowers and vegetables to this judged competition. All entries must be homegrown.
World's Shortest Parade
Kids - be in the parade! Decorate your bike or wagon and join in!

The parade starts right after the singing of the National Anthem at noon.
Get your 2019 t-shirt! This year's logo design was created by a local artist and generously sponsored by Deborah Conlin.  The logo will be on gray, white and black t-shirts in a variety of long and short sleeved styles, along with sweatshirts. The cost is $20 per shirt and $40 per sweatshirt. Inventory left over from previous fairs will be available at discounted prices.

Supplies are limited, so stop by the FICRA booth first! 
Venice Beach Bicycle Raffle

Everyone who purchases a FICRA Fair shirt or joins/renews their annual dues at the FICRA booth will have an opportunity to enter the raffle for a brand new beach bicycle with basket! The bicycle is customized for Fox Island. You get one raffle entry for every shirt you purchase from the FICRA booth!

The bicycle raffle drawing will be held at 3:30pm with an announcement from the music stage.
To do list:
  • Renew your FICRA membership
  • Consider a donation for the FICRA Trust programs such as the Citizens' Patrol and/or the Emergency Plan.
  • Pick up your 2019 FICRA Directory (for members only).
  • Enter the bicycle raffle!
Booth Highlights
Booth #12
Author Daniel Bushnell
Over Grandpa’s Shoulder
Short Stories 
A Family of 12: The Growing Up Years
Daniel Bushnell grew up on Fox Island and has been in education for over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, & professor. He lives in Lake Stevens.
Booth #25
Get a glassybaby!

Shop for one of many popular glassbaby in Booth #25. This is a fundraiser for the Chapel on Echo Bay. $3 of your purchase of a glassybaby benefits our 120 year old Chapel. Look for their booth right next to the FICRA booth and buy a beautiful glassybaby...or two.
Booth #36, 40 & 41
Fox Island Museum

Stop by to shop for popular museum merchandise. Become a member or renew your membership.
Booth #48
Fox Island Trading Co.
Check out their organic handmade bath and body products.
Booth #2
Fox Island Yacht Club Hamburgers
The FIYC will be firing up the grill again and serving their yummy hamburgers from a secret recipe. Thanks to the Yacht Club for also serving beer in the beer garden!
Booth #3
Chapel on Echo Bay
The Chapel has a lovely shaded spot where you can enjoy a hot dog and/or a glass of wine while you listen to the musical performances offered at the fair. You may also become a member or renew your membership.
All this and so much more! Don't miss the fair!