About the fair
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. In 2017, the Fair has over 1,500 exhibitors showing more than 3,275 exhibits. These included everything from small and large animals to baked goods, agricultural products, clothing, horticulture, flowers, arts & crafts, and many others. The Fair pays out $12,000 in premium money and awards to its exhibitors.