(Heather Reed competes in the draft horse log-skidding contest at Evergreen State Fair. Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times)
Are Aug. 25 and 26 empty on your calendar? Here is a list of festivals — and one fair — to choose from:
The Evergreen State Fair has opened, with a carnival and farm animals, of course — love those fancy chickens! — plus motor sports events. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3; Monroe; $6-$10, www.evergreenfair.org.
—Big Day of Play: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, Seattle, www.seattle.gov/parks;
—Cambodian Cultural Celebration, 11a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; free, www.parks.wa.gov;
—Duwamish River Festival, noon Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle; free; duwamishcleanup.org;
—Tibet Fest, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, www.seattlecenter.com;
—Beacon Rocks, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Beacon Hill neighborhood, Seattle; free, www.rockitspace.org.
Plus, local movie theaters seem to be having a documentary festival of sorts, with six docs opening this weekend. Subjects include a long-lost musician; Iran’s Green Revolution; mental illness; and a salute to director Milos Forman. Read reviews here.
(The musician Rodriguez, in the documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man.” Hal Wilson/Sony Pictures Classics)