FAQs

When and Where is the Fair?

The 55th Annual Oregon Country Fair will be July 12, 13, 14, 2024.  The Fair runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Fair is 12 miles directly west of Eugene on Highway 126. Here’s a map

Tickets

How do I buy tickets and how much are they?

Check out our Tickets page for prices and to buy tickets.

Children 12 and under do not need a ticket, their admission is free!

Getting Here

What is the best way to get to the Fair?

The best way to get to the fair is to ride the bus! You can find a full LTD bus schedule and route by clicking HERE. Or make a plan to carpool with your ticketed friends. No tickets are sold on-site.

Is there handicapped or senior parking?

We have up-front parking for people with (any) state issued handicap parking placard displayed in the window in their car.

Is there a fee to park?

Parking costs $15 per day, per vehicle. Parking can be paid for when buying tickets or when you arrive at the Fair site.

How to Participate – Volunteers, Crafters, Entertainers

How do I volunteer to work at the Fair?

The best way to get a volunteer job with the Fair is to talk to someone who is on a crew. You can also reach out to us by email at volunteering@oregoncountryfair.org. We start looking for volunteers in the spring. If you don’t know anyone on a crew this year, please come as a guest 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 accessing 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 food or crafts at the Fair?

All crafts and foods must be selected through an application process.  Seasonally, the applications are made available on our Applications Page.

How do I become a performer at the Fair?

Please check our website in November for applications to apply to the next year’s Fair.

So Much Fun

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 get a relaxing massage, energy work, or get your Tarot cards read. You can march in parades. You can get your face painted. You can people watch like you’ve never people watched before.

What should (and shouldn’t) I bring?

Here’s a list of allowed items that will make your Fair experience more enjoyable:

  • Refillable, non-glass water bottle
  • Backpack, purse, or fanny pack (does NOT have to be clear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Still camera (please ask for permission before photographing minors or people who aren’t fully clothed)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flow toys
  • A fun costume
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face mask

Here’s a list of what you should leave at home:

  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Glass containers
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Video cameras
  • Friends without tickets (we don’t sell tickets at the Fair)

Regardless of what you bring to the Fair, please plan on being searched by our Security volunteers. Bag check is available for those that wish to free up their hands.

What can I buy at the Fair?

There are over 85 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. Fabulous County Fair memorabilia is also available.

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, Ethiopian, tofu burgers, souvlaki, enchiladas, grilled cheese, 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

What is there for kids to do at the Fair?

The Fair is one big playground, with parades, face painting and entertainment to wow the little ones. Chela Mela Meadow and Xavanadu offer lots of fun activities in which kids can participate from costume making to hula hooping.  Children 12 and under receive free admission so there is no reason not to bring your whole family!

Wally’s Way is a family-friendly semi-supervised wonderland full of entertaining and enlightening attractions and activities, a playground, a climbing structure, a free library, and plenty of shade.

For the very youngest among us, we hope you’ll visit our family-only resting areas: Mellow Space and Groover’s Grove. In these sweet spaces, you’ll find a diaper-changing area and plenty of shady seating to rest and let the littles explore the sensory activities in a safe and fairly confined area. The Mellow Space is in Wally’s Way and Groover’s Grove is opposite the Ritz Sauna on the north end of Fair. We’re very excited to offer a brand new area just as you enter Xavanadu on Moon Path. Parents must remain with their children.

What about childcare at Fair?

The OCF Child Care Crew operates a “formal” checked-in, staff-supervised childcare area, where we are dedicated to bringing the wonder and magic of Fair down from the stratosphere to right about kid-level. The kids will find a full entertainment lineup, tons of activities, a library, arts and crafts, dress-up play, and games of all descriptions. Come visit us at Sesame Street Child Care on the north end of Fair past Main Stage and across from the Ritz Sauna.

Our professional staff is proud to offer care for our young friends with special needs, including deaf and hard of hearing, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please check with our staff for details.

Is the music appropriate for children?

Absolutely! The Youth Stage offers entertainment especially for and by the wee folks! See the Peach Pit for a schedule of events, including puppets, songs, and acrobats – there’s something to wow kids of all ages!

What happens if I lose my child?

Child Care provides a 24-hour service for lost children in our secure, staff-supervised play spaces. If you find yourself separated from your little one, check with any Info Booth or anyone in a Security or Child Care Crew Staff T-shirt for a quick reunion.

Services Rendered

What if I lose something at the Fair? How do I find it?

During the Fair: Check with the Odyssey Information booth 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 lostandfound@oregoncountryfair.org. 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 three first-aid stations, one near Main Stage, one at Odyssey Information near the admission gate and a third in Xavanadu. 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 five ATMs: two at the entrance and three at Main Stage.

Do you have backpack and package storage?

Backpacks and sleeping gear brought in by visitors 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. Here is an online map too.

Does the Fair allow cigarette smoking?

Yes, but it is allowed only in designated smoking areas. Look for the signs with “butt cans.” We do not allow smoking on the paths or in or near booths.

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 locations in the greater Eugene/Springfield area a couple of weeks prior to the Fair and on-site during the Fair days. You can read it on our website too!

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?

No.

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, Blue Moon Stage on KRVM, and Hoarse Chorale on KOCF.

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?

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.

Can I be a busker/wandering performer at the Fair?

Yes, OCF encourages free and creative artistic expression. All are welcome to perform on the paths as long as they do so within these guidelines.

Other OCF Events

How can I find out about the Culture Jam Youth Gathering?

Click here for information about Culture Jam.

Oregon Country Fair

About OCF

Oregon Country Fair is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization & host of an annual 3-day event in Veneta, Oregon, which takes place every July.

Contact Us

442 Lawrence St.
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 343-4298

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