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Evergreen State Fairgounds

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The Evergreen State Fairgrounds hosts the annual 12-day Evergreen State Fair every August through Labor Day. The Fair is the largest county fair in the Pacific Northwest and the largest single attraction held annually in Snohomish County. Situated in Monroe, 35 miles northeast of Seattle and 12 miles east of Everett, the fairgrounds comprise 193 acres with buildings and land valued at more than $50 million. The facilities are available for rent during the year, making the grounds a valuable community resource. A staff of 21 works year-round and over 400 fair-time employees are hired each August. The Evergreen State Fairgrounds features permanent facilities that are used year-round for Northwest horse shows, trade shows, swap meets, auto races and more. The fairgrounds includes the Gary Weikel Events Center (a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose building); the Evergreen Speedway with its paved oval track, is the only NASCAR venue in Washington and has a 7,000-seat covered grandstand; a clear-span sports arena that can seat 4,000, two RV areas with dump stations, and a variety of other permanent exhibition facilities.

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