About the Stanwood-Camano Community Fair

The Fair dates back to 1932 as a one-day harvest celebration.  Organization of this fair was by the Stillaguamish Grange that also provided the site.  In the early 1960's, the Grange turned operation of the fair over to a Board of Directors elected from the Stanwood-Camano community.  Today the Grange building continues to house our educational displays.  The Fair Board consists of 24 Directors serving 1-3 year terms.  Volunteers still handle all operations of the fair in coordination with the Fair Manager.  It takes about 300 volunteers to get the Fair open and running for the 3-day event.  The Fair is a non-profit organization.  Money is earned by the gate and by donations reimbursement by the Department of Agriculture for premium money given to exhibitors.  The Fair has continued to grow through the years.   Despite the large growth, the Fair's main focus has remained constant-agriculture and youth.  One reason the attendance has grown so dramatically is the need for wholesome events designed for good old-fashioned family fun.  The Fair accomplishes this.  1,445 exhibitors showing more than 4,495 exhibits participated in the Fair in  2006.  These included everything from small and large animals to backed goods, agricultural products, clothing, horticulture, flowers, arts & crafts, and many others.  The Fair pays out $21,500 in premium money and awards to its exhibitors. 

MISSION STATEMENT:

To organize, promote, conduct, and carry on a combined agricultural, domestic, commercial, and industrial fair in Snohomish County, Washington, as a source of pride for the community.

GOALS OF THE FAIR:

1. To educate.

2. To showcase accomplishments of our citizens.

3. To provide entertainment.

4. To Challenge our youth to learn more about agriculture.

PURPOSE OF THE FAIR:

The primary purpose is to educate, arouse interest, inform, and entertain the people in the Stanwood-Camano community and to promote the youth activities of the area. 

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