Protect Against Possible Theft at Fair

EUGENE, Ore. –The Lane County Fair starts Wednesday, and Eugene Police want to make sure that thieves don’t steal fairgoers’ good times. Police say in past years, there has been a notable increase with car break-ins during the fair and say there are simple things people attending the fair and neighbors can do to avoid … Continue reading »

Funtastic Carnival Hires for County Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday. The annual event is a tradition not just for fair fans, but for employees too. After a relatively quiet Monday morning, things were a bit more hectic by the afternoon. Organizers say much of the setting up is now underway, and will continue well into … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Keeps Kids Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday and thousands of families are ready to gather at the fairgrounds. But how can people keep their kids safe among such huge crowds and reconnect if they get lost? At last year’s fair, there was an average of 15 kids separated from their parents every … Continue reading »

Funtastic Hires for the Lane County Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s go time, the Lane County Fair starts Wednesday. Not only can folks look forward to carnival games and rides, they can also earn some extra cash. Funtastic Traveling Shows is hiring people to help with the Lane County Fair this year. Seasonal hiring begins today at 1 p.m. at the Lane … Continue reading »

Inflatable Cow, Pig at Lane County Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair is right around the corner, and amazing things are already happening on the ground, including flying cows. On Thursday, the fair erected its giant inflatable cow, named Betty Sue Moo, on the roof of the ice arena. Betty Sue and her partner, an inflatable pig named Chris P. … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Starts Set Up

EUGENE, Ore. — A little more than a week away from the Lane County Fair and setup is in full swing. The fair kicks off next Wednesday. Director of marketing Rachel Bivens says tents are being put up and stages are being assembled on the fairgrounds. Bivens says there are new things to do and … Continue reading »

Donate Blood, Get a Pass to the Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — If you plan to attend the Lane County Fair, there’s a way to get in for free. All you have to do is donate blood. Lane Blood Center is offering a one-day pass to the fair to anyone who donates a pint of blood at its donor center on Willamette Street. The … Continue reading »

4H Returns to Lane County Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair is right around the corner and this year 4H youth programs are back. Tuesday was entry and judging day at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Kids dropped off their exhibits for categories like photography, baking and plants. Animal entries take place later in the month. The Lane County 4H … Continue reading »

Fair Goers Feed the Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of the people who went through the Lane County Fair gates Sunday brought food to donate. From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., anyone who brought three cans got into the fair for free. The drive collected more than 21,000 pounds of food. Truckloads of donated food arrived at the Food … Continue reading »

Hundreds Begin to Clean Up Fairgrounds

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers say after five full days of fun, clean-up is well under way Monday at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Tear-down actually began as soon as the barn doors closed at 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, but staff say they still have a week’s worth of packing and sweeping ahead of them. Organizers say … Continue reading »

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