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Marion County Fair Begins Today in SalemKevin Hays Salem-News.com
This year's feature concert is on Friday night with the country trio The Henningsens.
(SALEM, Ore. ) - One of the oldest county fair's in Oregon starts today in Salem.
The Marion County Fair, which began in 1860's, is held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and draws about 27,000 visitors every year.
Besides great food booths, carnival rides, and 4-H exhibits, this year there will be the Barnyard Splash and Dash 3K and 5K fun run. Various water, mist, and foam features will be on the safe, closed to vehicles course. Run or walk the fairgrounds with switch backs on the motocross, amphitheater, and the south parking lot.
The event, sponsored by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Cost for adults $32 and youth 12 and under $22. A commemorative towel, finisher award, swag and a ticket to the fair comes with every entry.
This year's feature concert is on Friday night with the country trio The Henningsens coming to the fair. The Henningsens had a hit debut single “American Beautiful”.
Marion County Fair Information:
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday - 10: a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday - 10: a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Adults (& youth over 11) $8
Seniors (62 & older) $5
Youth (6-11) $4
Youth 5 and under FREE every day
Thursday (Senior Day) Seniors (62 & older) FREE
Friday (Teen Day) ages 6-19 $ 4
Sunday (Family Day) after 4:00 p.m. FREE Senior Discount - Daily Price $5
Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Daily Special Events:
Thursday, July 10th - SENIOR DAY Seniors Free Entry (62 or older)
Veterans' Tribute Day
Health Screenings Old Fashion Cake Walk (4-H Auditorium)
Quilting and Spinning Demos
Heritage and Veterans' Displays
Friday, July 11th - TEEN DAY
Awesome 3000 Day
BMX Bike and Skateboard Demos
Concert - National Country Artists - The Henningsens
Saturday, July 12th - AG DAY
Barnyard Splash n' Dash Fun Run
Caged Wars IV (United Combat Sports) KBZY Pretty Baby Contest
FlyBall Dog Competition
Minature Horse and Draft Horse Demos
4-H & FFA Market Auction
Bull Riding Rodeo Event 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 13th - FAMILY DAY
FREE Admission after 4pm
FREE Kids Activities: Arts & Crafts, Face Painting
KRKT Country Showdown Talent Show
Home Depot Kids' Workshop
FFA tractor driving contest
LaPantera Tamale Making Contest Christian Music Concert
Make sure to stop by our friends at Golden Grill Concessions for some great food at a great price.
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