The Oregon Country Fair creates events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways.
Signature Event and Setting
The Oregon Country Fair (OCF) hosts an annual three-day festival offering the finest in entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable food and information sharing, with annual attendance of approximately 45,000. We had a marvelous Fair last year with a smaller crowd. We have chosen to keep that trend in 2023 with about 45,000 attendees. We are in a wooded setting located in Veneta, Oregon, about 15 miles west of Eugene, with our own water and communication systems, security team, recycling service and much more. We enjoy a mutually cooperative relationship with our neighbors in the Veneta community.
We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable, educational, and philanthropic organization with a handful of year-round employees and a family of thousands of volunteers, artisans, and entertainers. We have a 10 member Board of Directors, and own the land, close to 500 acres, on which the Fair is held.
We are organized around over 65 volunteer work crews that provide services ranging from building booths to taking tickets to publishing a monthly newsletter.
Started in 1969 as a benefit for an alternative school, the OCF has a rich and varied history of alternative arts and performance promotion, educational opportunities, land stewardship and philanthropy.
Although the Fair is held only three days of the year, we have a long-standing commitment to the land on which our event is held. Read more about Land Stewardship at the Fair.