Benton County Fair Kicks Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  The Benton County Fair is now in full swing, and anyone under the age of 18 gets in for free this year. The carnival rides, the music, the 4H animals, the barbecued food, and the bungee jumping: the atmosphere at the fairgrounds is back to life. “I just got to go like 20 … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair to Unveil Quilt

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Benton County Fair kicks off Wednesday, and organizers have been busy making sure they’re good to go. It’s the 101st annual fair, and this year they’re celebrating with a community quilt. Last year members of the community started making quilt blocks to commemorate the first century of the fair. The entire … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair Announces Concerts

CORVALLIS, Ore. — County fairs are just around the corner, and the Benton County Fair is excited about this year’s concert lineup. American Young gets things started on Wednesday, July 30. Grammy nominated artist David Nail with his hit single, “Let It Rain,” takes the stage Thursday, July 31. Forty years and counting, the Marshall … Continue reading »

Fairgrounds Housing Farm Animals

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Keeping farm animals safe can be challenging for farmers when fields start to flood, so the Benton County Fairgrounds is opening as a temporary housing facility for animals who might be having a difficult time with the weather. The fairgrounds opens its facilities to the public every year when the Willamette Valley … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair Celebrates 100 Years

CORVALLIS, Ore. — This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Benton County Fair, and fair-goers are looking to celebrate. The fair’s theme is “100 Years of Ribbons, Rides, and Rodeos.” To celebrate, the fair put up different exhibits to look back at the last century, looking at the history of various activities, such as … Continue reading »

4-H Members Show Animals

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s fair time in Benton County, and that means show time for 4-H members. The fair marks an opportunity to reveal the hard work participants have put in for months: raising farm animals and getting them ready to auction off. Some presented their pet ducks, rabbits, chickens, and guinea pigs simply for … Continue reading »

Benton County Fair Celebrates 100 Years

CORVALLIS, Ore — Elephant ears, corn on the cob, and snow cones: it’s fair time in Corvallis this week! The Benton County Fair kicked off Wednesday afternoon marking its 100th year, and there are tons of activities for everyone in the family. The first day of the fair marks kids day. Each year, the Benton … Continue reading »

New Queen Crowned for Benton County Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Benton County Fair and Rodeo announced their queen for 2013. Alyssa Chart, 19, was crowned next year’s queen in a strong competition among three contestants. “Ever since I was on the Benton County 4-H Horse Court, I knew I would eventually love to be queen,” Chart said. “I work well with others … Continue reading »