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 »

Fair Raises 17,000 Pounds of Food

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair teamed up with a local food bank Sunday. Fair-goers could get in for free by donating three cans of food to Food for Lane County. Sunday was not just the last day of the fair, but the most important day of all for folks at Food for Lane … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Draws Crowds

EUGENE, Ore. — A gloomy start to the day didn’t stop people from heading out to the Lane County Fair on Saturday. Energy was high at the fair. From food to rides to animals, there was so much to see and do at the annual event. Organizers said the fair has been around for about … Continue reading »

Wheeler Family Integral in Lane Co. Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — This year marks 153 years of the Lane County Fair, and it marks the same anniversary of fair tradition for one Lane County family. These barns hold a lot of history, and just about every bit of it involves the Wheeler family and its century-and-a-half long tradition here at the fair. “I’ve … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair a Reunion for Attendees

EUGENE, Ore. — The gates at the Lane County Fair have closed, marking the end of day two. The rides were again running, and smiles were plentiful, but for many, the fair has a much deeper meaning than just fun and food. Roger Wofford took over his father’s food stand in the 1960s. He still … Continue reading »

How Local is the Lane County Fair?

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s called the Lane County Fair, but how many exhibits, vendors and entertainers are actually from Lane County? Over the past couple of years, the fair tried to put more of an emphasis on local. Now at least 50 percent of the exhibits, vendors and entertainers there hail from western Oregon. Dottie … Continue reading »

Are Fair Games Fair?

EUGENE, Ore. — Part of county fair fun is scoring one of those big stuffed animals, but it might be harder than you think. At a couple of the games on the midway, you’re guaranteed a prize every time. Others are very challenging and have specific ways of making it more difficult for you to … Continue reading »

Fairgoers Take on Heat

EUGENE, Ore. — The first day was a hot one for the Lane County Fair. Wednesday, hundreds of people flooded the fairgrounds for opening day. One of the most popular attractions at the fair was the shade. Fairgoers gathered under trees and awnings and dipped into air-conditioned buildings to try and find some relief from … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Goes Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair kicked off its recycling efforts Wednesday as it opened up the gates. Stop by the fairgrounds this week and you’ll see bigger and improved Sanipac stations with recycle bins, garbage bins and descriptions about how you can help the environment. “Not only are we recycling, we’re composting, and … Continue reading »

Woman Crashes Car Through Fence

EUGENE, Ore. — A 75-year-old woman went to the hospital after driving through one of the gates at the Lane County Fair. Eugene police say she fell asleep behind the wheel and came to just before hitting the gate. Eugene fire crews have a station at the fair, so they helped the driver right away. … Continue reading »

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