Join the Fair’s 2nd virtual fundraising event, Fair in the Clouds, on July 9, 10 & 11. No tickets or parking passes to purchase, just come to www.oregoncountryfair.org. Tune-in throughout the weekend to enjoy music, vaudeville, art demos, the Fair in 3-D, connect with Fair friends new and old, and more! This event is free for everyone. Those who can are encouraged to make a donation, choose from an array of fresh, new 2021 Merch, and shop from your favorite Fair Artisans.
The Board of Directors of the Oregon Country Fair has appointed Kirsten Bolton as the next Executive Director. She will join the organization on July 29. Kirsten currently is the General Manager of the Eugene Saturday Market, and will bring years of leadership, management, business, board, and organizational development experience to her new role. We look forward to welcoming her to the Fair Family!
The Oregon Country Fair expresses our profound outrage at the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them whose lives have been taken by racial violence. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests occurring throughout our country against the systemic racism that leads to these horrific deaths.
As an organization and community, the Oregon Country Fair is committed to the quest for social justice and the right for all people to live creative lives of dignity, respect, and meaning. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and yet more killings of Black Americans have exposed the systemic racist underpinnings of our country and revealed how short we have fallen in creating a nation with “liberty and justice for all.”
We need to call out and condemn racism, oppression, and injustice when we see them in the world – but that starts at home. We pledge to look within and prioritize the difficult and uncomfortable work of challenging and overcoming the deeply entrenched personal and organizational assumptions and biases that have hindered our progress toward becoming a more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable organization and community for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.