Get on the Bus and get a Free Fare on the Fair!
It is our great pleasure to announce a new era of collaboration and community building between the Fair and LTD. Historically, the OCF has funded a service where ticketed participants who are coming to the Fair have been able to ride from anywhere in the LTD system to one of two shuttles that would deliver them to our front door. This year you can still get to the Fair site for free but now anyone (including you) can also ride LTD, anytime and anywhere for FREE. The OCF is purchasing the fare for the entire LTD system on July 12,13 & 14. You don't need a ticket and you don't have to be going to the Fair (although we don't know why you wouldn't) in order to get a free fare on the Fair. It is our pleasure to be able to give back to our community, which has helped support our event for over forty years, in a tangible way.
You can catch the bus starting at 10 am at the LTD downtown station at 10th and Willamette or Valley River Center southwest parking lot next to the bike bridge. They leave about every 15 minutes. You can ride to and back home from those locations for free from anywhere in the LTD system. You will need a ticket to the Fair to access the Fair site and the event. Remember, the LAST BUS LEAVES THE FAIR SITE AT 7:30! Give yourself plenty of time to make all your bus connections. LTD schedules are available at the downtown station, at www.ltd.org or by calling (541) 687-5555
So, get a free fare on the Fair and please make 2013 the year you get back on the bus...on us!
We provide wheelchair accessible buses.
For those who want to bike or drive to the free shuttle, go to the Valley River Center (northwest parking lot) shuttle site. You can park in the Valley River Center lot; there will be plenty of bike racks at this site. BIKES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON SHUTTLE BUSES.
There is a shuttle leaving Friday and Saturday from Veneta Elementary School to the Fair:10:30 am, 11:30 am 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm. The bus goes from the Fair to Veneta Elementary School 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm. When boarding the bus you MUST have a Fair ticket.
Please carpool! Fill every seatbelt, bringing less stuff and more friends. We'll help you find them. Parking is limited and it isn't free. You can buy a parking pass when you buy your ticket or you can pay for parking when you get to the Fair. There is an $8 parking fee, per vehicle (including motorcycles), per day if parking pass purchased in advance. The cost is $10 if you buy your pass at the Fair site during the event. Our friendly Traffic Crew folks will direct you once you get here.
If you have a DMV handicapped sticker, please make sure it is prominently displayed in your windshield so you can be directed to Alter-Abled parking. Here's some more information for folks who are alter-abled.
You must have a ticket to the Fair to enter the parking lot!
Ride Share: Save the planet + your wallet by carpooling to Oregon Country Fair!
Here at the Oregon Country Fair, we're committed to making our fair sustainable - and also reduce the cost and hassle of traveling to our event. We've partnered with Zimride, a social ridesharing site, to help you share rides to the Oregon Country Fair. Use the link below to join our rideboard and find other friendly fair-goers to share the journey and trip expenses with. Just post, match and ride!
Share rides to Oregon Country Fair at:http://www.zimride.com/events/oregon-country-fair-2013
Take the Train
When you ride Amtrak, there's no traffic to fight, no maps to decipher and no gas tank to feed. So you can concentrate on something else, like your friends and the Fair. Or the breathtaking scenery. Or nothing at all. And you'll arrive in a relaxed state of mind, wherever you're going. The station for the free shuttle bus to the Fair is just a few blocks away from the Eugene Amtrak station. Ask the Amtrak employees in Eugene to direct you. Check out the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight here.
The Green Tortoise will once again offer transportation from San Francisco to the Oregon Country Fair. We offer pick ups and drop offs along our old commuter route, via I-5. The bus will be on display at the entrance to the Fair so it will not be available for camping. All passengers riding the Green Tortoise to the Fair must have an entrance ticket. You will need to make your own arrangements for camping, food, and for tickets to the Fair. The bus will depart from San Francisco on Thursday night and arrive at the Fair on Friday morning. We wil depart the Fair on Sunday evening and arrive in SF on Monday morning. For more information on the Green Tortoise bus to the Oregon Country Fair, call us at (415) 956-7500 or 1-800- 867-8647, or click Green Tortoise.
How To Get Here If You're Driving
We are 12 miles directly west of Eugene on Highway 126. Here's a map. Find us on Google Maps for directions for your point of departure.