Oregon Country Fair Vandalism?

VENETA, Ore. — Organizers of the Oregon Country Fair restored an iconic structure after it was damaged last week. Charles Ruff, the country fair general manager, says the dragon structure near the entrance was set on fire Thursday night. He says they’re not sure if it’s vandalism, but the fire didn’t start on its own. … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Cleans Up

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fairgrounds were a different sight Monday as staff members and vendors worked to clear out. Staff members said while the OCF takes six to eight weeks to set up, it takes less than half that to break down. More than 45,000 people visited the fairgrounds this past weekend. While … Continue reading »

Country Fair Honors Plane Crash Victims

VENETA, Ore. — Piece by piece a group whittles away at a piece of wood that’s slowly but surely turning into a totem pole. “The story of putting this together is all about all of us you know joining in and working together,” said totem pole designer Brad Bolton. What started as a project to … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair’s Economic Impact

VENETA, Ore. — Every year, huge crowds descend upon this small town to enjoy the Oregon Country Fair. How does this influx of visitors affect the local economy? “There’s not a lot of impact to the city directly,” says Shauna Hartz, finance director for the City of Veneta. Hartz says that most of the $20,000 … Continue reading »

Inside the Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — There’s plenty to see and plenty to do at the 44th Annual Oregon Country Fair. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Tisa Zito visited the fair’s big opening Friday.

Navigating Oregon Country Fair Traffic

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair opens Friday, and police are warning people to be prepared. Tens of thousands of people are expected during the three-day festival, which deputies say will affect traffic for those near and in town. Cassie Ray, a barista at Hillbilly Brews in Veneta, has a front row seat to … Continue reading »

Group Recycles at Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — An annual pilgrimage will be made to Veneta for the Oregon Country Fair this Friday. Thousands will attend the 44th annual celebration, and each is reminded to pack out what they pack in. The country fair organizers know not everyone will be able to haul out all their own trash. That’s where … Continue reading »

Vendors Prepare for Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — Artists, cooks, and performers are getting ready for the Oregon Country Fair this weekend. Fair-goers can see different arts and crafts and taste new foods. Vendors are setting up booths in preparation for the big event, which starts Friday. General Manager Charlie Ruff says the fair is unique to Oregon, and people … Continue reading »

OCF Buys LTD for the Weekend

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair will providing free fares for everyone during its festivities next weekend. Organizers spent at least $30,000 to buy LTD for the weekend, to help the environment and better the overall experience. Not only can fair patrons get to and from the event for free, but anyone can travel … Continue reading »

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 »

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