Snohomish County, Wash. – Whether you’re working the lumberjack show, showing a prized pig or just craving a scone, Community Transit is the easiest way to get to the Evergreen State Fair.
The Fair runs August 24 through September 4 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The fairgrounds are served by Community Transit Routes 270 and 271 Monday through Friday, and Route 271 on Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. During Fair hours, buses will take you straight to the West Gate entrance.
Taking the bus to the Fair is easy. Adult fares are $2.25, youth fares (6-18) are $1.50 and senior/disabled/Medicare residents can ride for $1 with a reduced fare pass. If you pay by cash, please bring exact change.
You can also pick up an ORCA fare card at a participating Safeway or QFC store and get a two-hour transfer with your ride. For ORCA details, visit www.communitytransit.org/ORCA.
Park & ride to the Fair
On weekdays, Routes 270 and 271 serve the fairgrounds from both Gold Bar and Everett. Buses run every 30 minutes during the morning and evening peak, with hourly service in the middle of the day and at night.
On weekday afternoons, both Route 277 from Boeing and Route 424 from Seattle will also stop at the fairgrounds. During fair hours, buses will not serve the Monroe Park & Ride, but will serve a special stop in the fairgrounds parking lot near the park & ride, as well as the West Gate. Bus trips before 8:20 a.m. will continue to serve the park & ride.
On weekends and holidays, only Route 271 serves the fairgrounds. On Saturdays, the bus runs every hour; on Sundays and Labor Day, the bus runs every two hours.
If you get to the Fair by bus, don’t miss your bus home. The last trips leaving the fairgrounds are:
Weekdays – 9:37 p.m. to Everett; 9:20 p.m. to Gold Bar
Saturdays – 8:43 p.m. to Everett; 8:40 p.m. to Gold Bar
Sundays/Labor Day – 7:38 p.m. to Everett; 7:40 p.m. to Gold Bar
For route maps and schedules, visit www.communitytransit.org/schedules.
Free parking is available at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., and at the Gold Bar, Snohomish and Sultan park & ride lots. Riders will need to walk out to Avenue D to catch the bus outside the Snohomish Park & Ride.
Community Transit has provided transportation options for Snohomish County residents for 40 years, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options. Call Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org. You can also read our blog at www.communitytransit.blogspot.com, follow us on Twitter at @MyCommTrans, visit our Facebook page or see us on YouTube.