When is the Fair?
The 47th Annual Oregon Country Fair will be July 8, 9, 10, 2016.
What are the hours of the Fair?
The Fair runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where is the Fair?
The Fair is 12 miles directly west of Eugene on Highway 126. Here’s a map.
Tickets [ top ]
How do I buy tickets and how much are they?
All tickets are sold through TicketsWest. Click here for information on buying tickets.
Getting Here [ top ]
What is the best way to get to the Fair?
The best way to get to the fair is to ride the bus! FREE shuttle buses leave from two locations in Eugene. Here’s the deal. If you have a ticket and want to ride the bus for your entire round trip to the Fair, you can do that!
Is there handicapped or senior parking?
We have up-front parking for people with (any) state issued handicap parking stickers displayed in the windows in their car.
Is there a fee to park?
Parking costs $8 per day, per vehicle if parking ticket is purchased in advance. If purchased on-site during the event, parking is $10 per day, per vehicle. Parking can be paid for when buying tickets through TicketsWest or when you arrive at the Fair site.
Where to Stay – Camping or Motel? [ top ]
Is there camping nearby?
There is no public camping at the Fair, but many of our neighbors operate campgrounds during the event. Click here for a list of nearby campgrounds –>>
How to Participate – Volunteers, Crafters, Entertainers [ top ]
How do I volunteer to work at the Fair?
The best way to get an ADULT volunteer job with the Fair is to talk to someone who is on a crew. We do not have a central process for taking on new volunteers; each crew does its own volunteer selection. If you don’t know anyone on a crew this year, please come as a guest this year and ask any of our work crews about volunteering for next year’s Fair.
You can keep up with Fair happenings by clicking on this link to access our newsletter, the Fair Family News. The newspaper, which is published 11 times a year, includes information about upcoming meetings and work parties. Showing up at a work party or highway pickup day is a great way to help the Fair and to meet other volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer to help the Fair that may not result in a camping pass right away, but the more you help out and the more people who know what a good worker you are and how much you love the Fair, the greater your chance of landing a position that will reward you with a camping pass.
How do I apply to sell crafts at the Fair?
The OCF is a juried craft show. You may apply to the show through the ZAPP website. The deadline to apply is April 1st.
How do I apply to get a food booth?
The deadline to apply to sell a new food item at the 2016 Fair has passed. We do not accept late applications. Please check this site in the Fall to see if we are accepting applications for the 2017 Fair.
How do I become a performer at the Fair?
To apply to be a performer at the 2016 go to our Entertainment Applications page. The deadline for entertainment is February 15th
So Much Fun [ top ]
What is there to do at the Fair?
You can rock ‘n’ roll, you can belly dance, you can laugh your head off at the silly vaudevillians. You can eat delectable dishes until you think you can’t eat another bite, but then you see those desserts and somehow you find room. You can buy jewelry or furniture or a mask or any of hundreds of hand made crafts sold by the artisans themselves. You can march in parades. You can get your face painted. You can people watch like you’ve never people watched before.
What can I buy at the Fair?
There are over 50 food booths and strolling vendors offer tempting, tasty treats. More than 700 artisans offer an amazing array of crafts hand-made or gathered by the seller.
Can I bring in or purchase alcohol or marijuana at the Fair?
No, the Fair is a drug and alcohol-free event.
What types of food do you have?
Food is made on the premises but its origins are from all over the world: Italian, Greek, Thai, (East) Indian, cheesecake, tofu burgers, souvlaki, enchiladas, blintzes, pies, cookies, lemonade, smoothies, scrambled eggs. . . are you hungry yet?
When is the parade?
There are a number of parades throughout the day. The circus parade goes through at about noon and at about 4:00 p.m.
What kind of entertainment is there at the Fair?
Lots! Music of many varieties from large rock and roll bands to solo acoustic artists; the finest collection of vaudevillians since the 1920’s; puppets; parades, belly dancers; jugglers; tightrope walkers; choirs. . . we could go on and on. Please see the complete schedule on this website about June 1 of each year.
For the Little Ones [ top ]
What is there for kids to do at the Fair?
The Fair is one big playground, with parades and face painting and entertainment to wow the little ones. Chela Mela in particular offers lots of fun activities in which kids can participate from costume making to hula hooping.
There is the Kids Loop, on the Left Bank area of the Fair, an unsupervised play area with climbing structures and other facilities to keep the little people happy. The Fair also has the Mellow Space, located adjacent to the Kids Loop, that offers people the opportunity to rest with their little ones. There is a diaper-changing table, a sink and a cushy place for time-outs and naps. Everyone who uses this facility must stay with his/her children at all times. This is a bring-your-own diapers area.
There are also two childcare areas where experienced staff will care for your potty-trained little one while you watch a show or shop for a gift.
Is the music appropriate for children?
Absolutely! There is even a stage offering entertainment especially for and by the wee folks! That would be the Youth Stage, with puppets and songs and acrobats sure to wow kids of all ages.
Do you provide childcare?
Childcare facilities are available at booth 333 to visitors for $2.00 per hour and at Gypsy Way. Because of sanitary reasons, we cannot offer care to children in diapers. There is a limit of two hours per visit. We are dedicated to making Childcare a safe and pleasant place for your children to play and to giving you a break from parenting while you enjoy the Fair.
What happens if I lose my child?
Child Care provides a 24-hour service for lost children. We are in constant contact with Information Booths through the Fair. We do our utmost to turn tears to smiles as quickly as possible. We will receive children lost in the Left Bank area of the Fair at Mellow Place from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Services Rendered [ top ]
What if I lose something at the Fair? How do I find it?
During the Fair: Check with the Odyssey Information booth (near the Tofu Palace) where found items are taken. If your item is not there, fill out a lost and found report and keep checking back.
After the Fair: Call us at our Eugene office (541) 343-4298 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We will do our best to re-unite you with your item. If you put your name on your item, it will be easier for us match you with your lost valuable. If you’re out of town, we can mail your item at your expense.
Is there a First Aid Station at the Fair?
White Bird Medical Clinic operates two first-aid stations, one near Main Stage and one at the Odyssey Information near the admission gate. White Bird is staffed by nurses, doctors and other health care professionals who provide medical and crisis intervention services. More first aid information here.
Do you have wheelchairs for use?
Yes, we do, at Dragon’s Head. The crew can lend out wheelchairs, canes and crutches. They also provide: information, teenagers to push wheelchairs, pads, pencils and accessibility maps of the Fair.
Is there an ATM at the Fair?
There are three ATMs: two at the entrance and one at Main Stage.
Do you have backpack and package storage?
Backpacks and sleeping gear brought in by visitors without wristbands are checked in the Backpack Check In near Dragon Admissions, which will be staffed from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A package check is available for visitors at the WOW Hall booth located near Main Stage.
Do you have hand washing stations?
Yes. Hand washing facilities are at all the toilet stations.
Do you provide a map of the Fair?
Yes, you can find a map in The Peach Pit, our visitor’s guide, and at many locations throughout the Fair.
Unclassified Information [ top ]
Is the Fair smoke free?
No, but we do have designated smoking areas. Look for the signs with “butt cans.” No smoking on the paths or in or near booths allowed.
Do you have a Visitor Guide?
Yes, we do! The Peach Pit is published once a year for the three-day event. It contains essential information for Fairgoers regarding on-site services and entertainment schedules for all the stages. The Peach Pit is distributed at TicketsWest outlets and other locations in the greater Eugene/Springfield area a couple of weeks prior to the Fair and on-site during the Fair days.
Is the Fair environmentally friendly?
The Fair, in collaboration with Eugene BioSource, has arranged to power all of its diesel equipment with 100% Biodiesel, a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oil which burns cleaner than petroleum diesel. The Fair is a “pack it in, pack it out” event, so if you brought it here, please take it with you when you leave. We use durable silverware at all our food booths. We have been recognized and awarded for our recycling and sustainability efforts
What is the security like at the Fair?
We have a large security staff trained in non-confrontational peacemaking techniques. They’ll be wearing staff shirts and are here to assure we all have a safe and fun-filled adventure.
Is there an age limit to attend the Fair?
How many people attend the Fair?
We have about 45,000 people attend over the three-days of the event.
Is there a dress code?
Wear a costume or not. Wear comfortable shoes.
Is there a live broadcast of the entertainment?
The Main Stage activities are broadcast on KLCC.
What is the toilet situation?
We have several banks of rented porta-potties and permanent toilet structures. There is no indoor plumbing.
Is nudity allowed at the Fair?
In accordance with Oregon law, people are required to cover their genitals in public.
Can I? [ top ]
Can I video tape the performances?
No video cameras are allowed. Still cameras can be used through the Fair.
Can I bring my dog?
No, only service dogs are allowed at the Fair. More service dog information here.
Can I have a bbq in my camping spot?
Visitors camping at nearby campgrounds should check with the campground host.