Monroe is located in southeast Snohomish County and is the home of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Evergreen Speedway, and Equestrian Park. Highways 2, 522 and 203 converge in this city. Only an hour away from Stevens Pass, Monroe is the largest city on Highway 2 between Everett and Wenatchee. Monroe and surrounding areas present a kaleidoscope of past and present. Dairy farming, berry farming, vegetables, poultry and beef, nurseries, tree farms and logging, horse breeding and training, all blend harmoniously with the majesty of the mountains, swift-running rivers, ancient cedar and hemlock forests, and many wonderful parks and trails full of natural beauty. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Annual Fair Days Parade on the first Saturday of the Evergreen State Fair. Participants come from all over to showcase a wide variety of entertainment, from marching bands to antique autos and show horses.