Chapter 2.33
FAIRGROUND RULES AND REGULATIONS

Sections:

2.33.010    Applicability - posting required - penalty for violations.

2.33.020    Rule 1 - Soliciting.

2.33.030    Rule 2 - Signs - advertisement and written matter.

2.33.040    Rule 3 - Use of roads and walks.

2.33.050    Rule 4 - County liability.

2.33.060    Rule 5 - Exercising the right of free expression.

2.33.010 Applicability - posting required - penalty for violations.

The following rules and regulations set forth in this chapter shall govern the admission to and use of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds by any person, whether by paid admission or not. Any person found violating these rules may be asked to leave the Evergreen State Fairgrounds by the fairgrounds manager or his representative. Any person having violated these rules and having been requested to leave the fairgrounds and who refuses to do so may be removed from the fairgrounds by the fairgrounds manager or his designated representative. Any person who violates these rules will be deemed to have forfeited the privilege to remain on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. A copy of these rules shall be plainly posted at each entrance to the annual Evergreen State Fair.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Amended Ord. 89-029, § 20, May 17, 1989).

2.33.020 Rule 1 - Soliciting.

Unless separately licensed as a concessionaire, or as otherwise permitted by law, users of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds are prohibited from soliciting funds for any purpose or offering merchandise or services for sale.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Amended Ord. 89-029, § 21, May 17, 1989).

2.33.030 Rule 2 - Signs - advertisement and written matter.

Except as otherwise authorized in these rules, no person shall post, distribute or display signs, advertisement, circulars, or printed or written matter at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Amended Ord. 89-029, § 22, May 17, 1989).

2.33.040 Rule 3 - Use of roads and walks.

No person shall knowingly use the roads or walks of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in such a manner as to hinder or obstruct their proper use. No person shall knowingly interfere with the free flow of persons or vehicles upon or through the fairgrounds or otherwise knowingly prevent the orderly and efficient use of county property for its primary purpose.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Amended Ord. 89-029, § 23, May 17, 1989).

2.33.050 Rule 4 - County liability.

Snohomish county assumes no responsibility for loss, injury or damage to persons or property on the facility by reason of fire, theft, vandalism, wind, flood, earthquake or collision damage, nor does it assume any liability for injury to persons or property while on the facility grounds or while using its facilities.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Amended Ord. 89-029, § 24, May 17, 1989).

2.33.060 Rule 5 - Exercising the right of free expression.

(1) The use of the fairgrounds during the annual Evergreen State Fair for the purpose of exercising the right of free expression shall not be abridged; PROVIDED, That such use shall not compromise public safety, interfere with the orderly movement of fair patrons, or abridge rights of other users of the fairgrounds. The following requirements are intended to accommodate these interests.

(2) No person on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds shall distribute literature, display signs for the primary purpose of communicating to other users of the fairgrounds, or solicit petition signatures without an identification badge issued by the fairgrounds manager. The fairgrounds manager shall issue an identification badge upon presentation of a written application containing the following information:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of the applicant and sponsoring organization, if any;

(b) a description of the proposed activity; and

(c) the date, hour, and duration of the proposed activity.

(3) No person on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds shall solicit funds or offer any merchandise or services for sale except as authorized by SCC 2.33.020.

(4) No person on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds unless participating in a scheduled event or activity or unless separately licensed as a concessionaire and authorized by a licensing agreement, shall:

(a) employ a sound or voice amplifying device for any purpose;

(b) use a table, chair, stand, or other structure to conduct activities described in subsection (2) of this section;

(c) store literature, signs, petitions, or related materials on the fairgrounds; or

(d) engage in a dance, chant, or other performance intended to attract public notice.

(5) Activities described in subsection (2) of this section shall be confined to areas of the fairgrounds that are open to the general public, except that the following areas are excluded:

(a) parking areas;

(b) areas within 15 feet of animal enclosures, ticket counters, booths or other concession facilities, and patrons waiting in line; and

(c) restaurants, washrooms, and areas subject to separate licensing agreements.

(Res. adopted August 24, 1977; Added Ord. 89-029, § 25, May 17, 1989).