Suspected Overdose Death near OCF

ELMIRA, Ore. — A female died of a suspected overdose at a campground near the Oregon Country Fair Sunday night. Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at the campground known at “Jason’s Camp” on Suttle Road in Elmira. Repeated attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful, and she … Continue reading »

Kids Enjoying the Oregon Country Fair

NEAR VENETA, Ore. — Under the colorful tents and flags in the Chela Mela Meadow, young kids like Lillie Stewart learned some activities from their favorite acts at the Oregon Country Fair. “My favorite part of the fair is all of the circus acts,: said Stewart. On Saturday afternoon the meadow was filled with kids … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Opens

VENETA, Ore. — It was day one of the Oregon Country Fair. Whether it’s the music, costumes or more than 80 vendors, there’s something for everyone. There’s something about it that not only keeps fair goers coming back, but artists as well. KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz spoke with two vendors who’ve been at … Continue reading »

Heatwave Continues Into Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Mild tonight and even with clear skies, temperatures won’t fall that much out of the upper 50s and low 60s. The morning clouds will move back in some spots, but there will be sunshine as well. Lots of interesting weather for the weekend forecast, including a chance for thunderstorms on … Continue reading »

What’s Allowed, Not Allowed at OCF

ELMIRA, Ore. — Fifteen-thousand people are expected to hit the first day of the Oregon Country Fair Friday. The event is now in its 45th year. Many call it an experience like no other with world class entertainers and performers, hand crafted artisans and gourmet food. You’ll also find colorful costumes, ambiance, parades and plenty … Continue reading »

Ride LTD for Free this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Hop on the Lane Transit District system this weekend to head to the Oregon Country Fair or not. LTD is providing everyone free rides this weekend on any of its routes. The event paid for fares for the entire system, Friday through Sunday. LTD staff say the partnership is a win-win for … Continue reading »

Country Fair Prepares Recycling Crew

VENETA, Ore. — Around 200 volunteers at the Oregon Country Fair will be working this weekend to keep trash out of landfills. Before the gates to the fair even open, volunteers are making signs and preparing recycling bins. Last year, the recycling crew composted two times the amount of waste that ended up in a … Continue reading »

Country Fair Impacts Local Businesses

VENETA, Ore. — Businesses in Veneta are gearing up for one of their busiest weekends of the year with thousands of people coming to town for the Oregon Country Fair. Managers at the Ray’s Food Place at the corner of Highway 126 and Territorial Highway have been planning for this weekend for months. Located just … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to the Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — On Friday, the small town of Veneta will overnight grow into a city the size of Albany, but only for a few days. Forty-five thousand visitors are expected for the 45th annual Oregon Country Fair. The gates at the fair open in just three days and crews are working to finalize some … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Tickets Go On Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re one of the thousands of people looking forward to the Oregon Country Fair, tickets are now officially on sale. For its 45th year, the fair will take place July 11-13 in Veneta. With circus acts and music, there will be 17 entertainment stages, more than 80 food booths and more … Continue reading »

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