Evergreen State Fair Morning of Dreams Aug. 29 designed for those needing a calmer setting

The animal barn will be open for the Evergreen State Fair’s Morning of Dreams Aug. 29

Nationally recognized as an award winner for removing barriers in parks, Evergreen Morning of Dreams is a morning event to experience the fun of the Evergreen State Fair in a calmer setting without lights or sounds. The fair can create sensory overload for some people and fair staff hope to provide a more accessible fair experience for those who need it by providing a time that is quieter, calmer and has less sensory stimulation, officials said in a news release.

“Morning of Dreams is a very special day here at the fair park,” said Mike Ohlsen, Evergreen State Fair Manager. “We see some of the biggest smiles on this day and it means so much to our team to be able to make the fair more accessible and welcoming to our community.”

Held annually in Monroe, the Evergreen State Fair opens early at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Fair gate admission is required.

What opens early for Evergreen Morning of Dreams?

  • The Kiddieland Carnival will be open with no lights or sounds 9-11 a.m. (carnival tickets required)
  • Food vendors including: Big Dogs, Aussie Onion Burst, Tacos Monte Alban, JJfroyogo, Purple Cow
  • Roving entertainment: Joe Stoddard (Variety/Musician/Ventriloquist) and Eric Haines (Stilts)
  • The display hall #500 and animal barns
  • Farmer for a Day: Learn to milk a cow, pick an apple, dig potatoes, and gather eggs. Located at the Ag Display #260
  • Snohomish County 4-H will be hosting a scavenger hunt in the 4-H building #501 from 9-10:30 a.m.

The fair officially opens at 10:30 a.m. when all buildings and outside vendors and displays are open. There is an adult changing table located in the Western Heritage Museum #611 restroom.

For more information about accessibility at the Evergreen State Fair including maps and building descriptions, visit this webpage.

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