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2008 State Fair A Big Hit For 365,000+

The Oregon State Fair once again became Oregon’s second largest city over the course of its 11-day run with a 2.4% increase over 2007.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State Fair More than 365,000 people attended the 2008 Oregon State Fair according to estimates released by organizers, who noted the 2.4 percent increase over 2007’s attendance would have been even larger had there not been two days of "liquid sunshine".

A few raindrops weren't enough to keep most Oregonians away. They say that overall, more people found the fair too big to miss; they came, stayed longer, returned for another day, and attended concerts more than ever before.

Read Full Article (Mar-31-2008 05:15)

Willie Nelson, Vanessa Hudgens to Perform at Oregon State Fair

One of the hottest concert line-ups in years is on stage this year at Oregon's State Fair.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Willie Nelson The 2008 Oregon State Fair has released its concert line-up for the fair, from August 22nd to September 1st in Salem, Oregon.

Read Full Article (Aug-25-2006 00:35)

141st Annual Oregon State Fair Kicked Off Friday

The theme for this year’s Oregon State Fair is “Road Trip.”

(SALEM) - State Fair '06 poster The 2006 Oregon State Fair opens its gates to fun, food and excitement on Friday, Aug. 25th. The 141st annual event runs through Labor Day, Sept. 4th, and offers big-name concerts, FREE parking and family entertainment throughout its 11-day run.

Read Full Article (Aug-19-2006 00:56)

Veterans Admitted Free to the Oregon State Fair

A veteran voucher will get those who served through the gates two different days, and they base veteran status on the honor system.

(SALEM) - Marion County Fair Organizers of the 2006 Oregon State Fair have set aside two days to recognize the service and sacrifice of Oregon veterans. The designated ‘Veterans' Appreciation Days' are set for the first weekend of the Fair, Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th.

All veterans will be admitted free when they present a veteran voucher to the ticket office located at any Fair entrance gate.

Read Full Article (Jul-30-2006 15:09)

State Fair Honoring Oregon’s Veterans With Veterans Appreciation Days

Free admission, special music and events are planned for Veterans’ Appreciation Days at the Oregon State Fair.

(SALEM) - image: Oregon State Fair Veterans looking to attend the Oregon State Fair should plan ahead to save big.

The Oregon State Fair is recognizing the service and sacrifice of Oregon veterans by providing free admission during the first weekend of the fair.

This is for veterans only.

Free admission dates are Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th.

Read Full Article (Jul-15-2006 01:18)

Marion County Fair Gets Underway in Salem (VIDEO)'s Sean King is also a reporter for NW Teen News, which airs on Salem's UHF Channel-52. Here are some of his discoveries from the first day of the Marion County Fair.

(SALEM) - The roller coaster, the food booths, cool FFA animals, and never forget the entertainment. It's that time of year again, and the 2006 Marion County Fair kicked off under warm, sunny skies Friday, providing a family event that has something for everyone.

In the video report posted below, you will meet,,,

Read Full Article (Jul-13-2006 10:08)

Oregon County Fairs Taking Precautions Against Avian Flu (AUDIO)

Experts say precautions are necessary to ensure safety, one of the primary things is for people to wash hands after any contact with animals.

(SALEM) - Avian flu Oregon’s county fair season kicks-off this week, and state officials are taking precautions to protect animals and the public from Avian Influenza.

With Avian Flu affecting other parts of the world, and fears that it may soon spread to the U.S., the Oregon Department of Agricultures key safety concept for county fairs this summer is bio-security.

State Veterinarian Dr. Don Hansen says ODA will be asking exhibitors for permission to examine poultry.

Read Full Article (Jul-11-2006 16:51)

Marion County Fair This Weekend

It's that time of year again, the Marion County Fair kicks off this's event with entertainment, agriculture, and a long list of fun activities for the entire family.

(SALEM) - The 2006 Marion County Fair will delight all ages with more events and activities than ever before. The fair will be held July 13th-16th on the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Car buffs are invited to show the custom cars, hot rods and special interest cars a the Cruise In, sponsored by South Commercial Auto Sales, at the fair on Sunday, July 16th, from noon to 4:00 PM.

Read Full Article (Jul-10-2006 15:18)

Marion County Fair is Dog-Gone great with Muddy Paws A-Flyin`

(SALEM) - As many as 100 dogs and their owners from the group Muddy Paws A-Flyin' will compete in flyball on Saturday, July 15th, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Marion County Fair on the State Fairgrounds in Salem.

"Flyball is the fastest paced dog sport there is. You can see how much fun these dogs are having just by looking and by listening to them," says Ed Clarkson, Muddy Paws representative. "There's very little that can compare with this style of head-to-head racing. Some races are won by hundredths, even thousandths of a second."

Flyball is a relay race with four dogs per team. The course consists of a starting line, four hurdles spaced ten feet apart, and a spring-loaded box. Each dog jumps the hurdles and steps on the box causing it to shoot out a tennis ball. The dog catches that tennis ball and then runs back over the four hurdles.

Read Full Article (Jul-06-2006 14:00)

Marion County Fair Advance Tickets Now on Sale

(SALEM) - Advance tickets for the Marion County Fair are on sale now for carnival rides and admission.

Advance tickets for one-day unlimited carnival rides can be purchased for $15 through July 12th. Tickets will be $20 when purchased during the fair.

Family tickets can also be purchased in advance through July 12 for $12. A family of two adults and up to four children ages 6 through 11 can get a family ticket. Children five years old or younger are free every day. Family tickets will sell for $16 at the gate during the fair.

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