Free Fares Offered to the Fair

VENETA, Ore. – Riders will get to ride free on Lane Transit District buses during an upcoming weekend. The Oregon Country Fair will sponsor a free fares system for LTD during the 44th annual fair, July 12-14. The service helps reduce the fair’s impact on the environment and ease vehicle congestion. “Supporting public transportation in … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Picks Poster Artist

EUGENE, Ore. — The 44th annual Oregon Country Fair is in July. But this Saturday is the official kick-off, the fair’s spring fling at W.O.W. Hall where event organizers will unveil the official poster. KEZI 9 News got a sneak peak of the poster and talked with the local artist commissioned to create the whimsical … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair’s Opening Ceremony

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair got under way Friday afternoon by kicking things off with the traditional opening ceremonies. The crowds gathered around the main stage to honor the earth as a sacred element. Numerous speakers led the crowd in breathing exercises and prayers. Then a world tree was presented and planted in … Continue reading »

Vendors Prepare for Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair will open its gates to the public this weekend. Even though visitors aren’t allowed in yet, the fair property is still bustling with activity. For all but a week of the year, the booths at the Oregon Country Fair sit unused, folding right back into the forest just … Continue reading »

OCF Focuses on Sustainability

VENETA, Ore. — Even though the Oregon Country Fair doesn’t start for two days, its recycling crew is already in high gear. The group is in charge of sorting all the trash collected in these barrels. Bottles get boxed up, the cans get bagged, and they all get turned in. But the fair’s sustainable efforts … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — This weekend a family of nearly 40,000 people will be coming back to what they call home at the Oregon Country Fair. They come from all over. “We’re actually scattered to the winds. There are people from Canada, Seattle, San Francisco, and we get together and we work like crazy on all … Continue reading »

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