Evergreen State Fair celebrates 100 years of food,
fun and games
The Evergreen State Fair is celebrating it’s 100th birthday and the Opening Day Ceremony brought with it the excitement of things to come at this year’s event.
County Executive Aaron Reardon introduced the many local dignitaries who were present at the ceremony last Thursday including our own Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little.
Reardon spoke of the importance the Fair has on our agricultural future in Snohomish County.
“Farming in Snohomish County and in this community depends on our future generations,” he said. “As we see the price of food skyrocket we see how important our agricultural economy is.”
Visiting agricultural displays are only one of the many activities available at the Fair this year.Different contests are being held each day and the Evergreen State Fair is also trying to break two different world records this centennial year.
The first was held on Monday, August 25 when they planned to have over 24 centurions, or folks over 100 years of age, attend the fair.
The second attempt at a world record will come on Sunday, August 31 when the Fair will have a Hokey Pokey Chain around the Arena’s track. They are
hoping for at least 6,800 people to join in the Hokey Pokey that day. The current world record is 6,748 people.
Join in the fun and break a world record in the process.
Attend the Tour of the Decades and join in the Fair Rewards, there is something for everyone.
“Thanks for supporting the Fair,” Snohomish County Council President Dave Somers said. “It’s a great event for the whole community.”