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2018 UNW / Snohomish County 4-H Foundation Show - Monroe, WA

United NorthWest Model Railroad Club is proud to announce its 27th Annual Washington State Model Train Show and Marketplace to benefit Snohomish County 4-H Foundation   February 24 & 25, 2018. The 2018 Show will be in the same buildings as the 2017 show in the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA.

I. UNW/Snohomish County 4-H Show Info:

1) Location: 
Evergreen State Fairgrounds 
14405 179th Avenue SE 
Monroe, WA 98272 


A. Pavilion (Building 600): Top of L, approximately 13,500 sq. feet. Will be location of vendor tables and booths, historical societies and layouts
B. Event Center (Building 604): Corner of L, approximately 33,600 sq. feet. Will be the location of the show office, vendor tables, and booths and layouts
C. 4H Building (Building 501): Leg of L, approximately 15,000 sq. feet. All clinics will be in the 4H building. Will also have swap tables, smaller layouts and hands-on activities for children.

*Directions to the Fairgrounds are found on the bottom of this page

2) Dates and Show Times: 
Sat February 24th, 10AM - 5PM 
Sun February 25th, 10AM - 4PM

3) Admission (Proceeds Benefit Snohomish County 4-H Foundation):
Adults (18+): $8.00
Juniors (10-18): $6.00
Seniors (65+): $6.00
Kids (9 & Under): Free with paid adult admission

Admission is Valid for Both Days!
Regret Advance Ticket Sales are NOT Available

Free Parking is available, and for your convenience ATM's are onsite

4) Show Coordinator & Registration Forms: 
Jamey Morrison

Vendor Information & Registration Forms download here: FORMS.

As of 01/12/2018 pleased to announce that the show is sold out for vendor registration!
Interested vendors will be wait-listed and contacted if opennings occur.

Layouts/Clubs/Displays: We will be registering these in late autumn. Please contact
tables4unw.trainshow@gmail.com  with any questions.

5) Event Setup Times: 
Friday February 23rd:
11:00a - 12:30p Layouts Only
01:00p - 09:00p Vendors and Layouts (will open doors to all as soon as we are ready!)

Saturday February 24th:
06:30a - 09:45a 

Sunday February 25th:
07:30a - 09:45a

6) Clinics

CLINIC SCHEDULES - (as of 02/14/2018)

Saturday Feb 24th
11:00am - 12:00pm: Mike Lee - Making Realistic Trees & Scenery for Your Layout
12:30pm - 01:30pm: Walt Huston, N-Scale Magazine - DCC Decoder Installations
02:00pm - 03:30pm: Chip V. - 3D Printing for Your Model Railroad

Sunday Feb 25th
11:00am - 12:00pm: Mike Lee - Making Realistic Trees & Scenery for Your Layout
12:30pm - 01:30pm: Jamey Morrison, UNW MRRC - Airbrushing & Decaling
02:00pm - 03:00pm: Z Johnson - SnoCo MakerSpace: Workshop, Skill Shop, Tool Shop, Co-Op!

If there are any questions, please email Jamey Morrison, the show coordinator at tables4unw.trainshow@gmail.com

7) Location:
Free parking is located on-site the days of the show 
For RV'ers, location RV3 will be available during the show and fees per night are $25.00. The water may still be turned off due to winterization, however please confirm at the fair office when payment is made. Please check with the Fairgrounds at (360) 805-6707 with any questions as these rates could change by the date of the show.

II. Directions:

From Seattle: 
East via I-90 or SR-520 to I-405 North 
North on I-405 to SR-522 (Exit 23) 
East on SR-522 to Highway 2 
Right at the stoplight 
Go west on Highway 2 for 1/2 mile - Evergreen State Fairgrounds is on the right.

From SeaTac Airport: 
Follow freeway directions towards Seattle 
SR-518 turns into I-405 North 
Stay on I-405 North towards Renton/Bellevue 
East on SR-522 to Highway 2 
Right at the stoplight 
Go west on Highway 2 for 1/2 mile - Evergreen State Fairgrounds is on the right.

8) Lodging Options 

All Rates Shown Before Tax!

1) Best Western Sky Valley Inn
19233 Highway 2
Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: (360) 794-3111
Fax: (360) 794-0179
Special Train Show Rates:
$ 94.99 - King
$104.99 - 2 Queens
+$20 - Suite upgrade (Wifi, Fridge, etc.)
Please reference the Train Show to get these rates when you call

2) Evergreen Suites [Formerly Guest House Inn & Suites Monroe]
19103 Highway 2, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: (360) 863-1900
Toll-Free: (800) 214-8378
Special Train Show Rates: (Group Code: TRAIN)
$ 99.00 - Single King
$109.00 - Two Queens
$119.00 - King Executive Suites

3) Red Lion Inn & Suites - Bothell
3850 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell WA 98021
Phone: (425) 398-9700
Special Train Show Rates:
$ 79.00 King Suite
$ 89.00 Double Queen Suite

These rates are good between through February 26th. Above rates do not include taxes and applicable fees

Note that there are many other small motels in Monroe, and larger hotels in Bothell, Woodinville and Everett (10+ miles away).