NEWS

THE FAIR IS HIRING

The Oregon Country Fair is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors, that holds a three day arts, culture, and music festival that is attended by thousands of people every July. The Fair stewards just over 500 acres of land near Veneta, Oregon and holds numerous events year-round in Eugene and on its property. It just held a celebration of its 50th year and embraces the values of environmentalism, community, philanthropy, and inclusion of all people.

The Fair is currently seeking a Caretaker to live onsite and provide maintenance and security to the assets on the property. These include, but are not limited to; land, buildings, vehicles, water and electrical systems, tools and equipment. This position would work closely with volunteers to perform the work of maintenance and construction and is under the direct supervision of the Site and Facilities Manager. Housing and utilities are provided.

If you think you have the skills and experience to perform the work described in the Job Description, please send your resume and cover letter to hiring@oregoncountryfair.org by Friday, January 24, 2020 by 5 pm.

FAIR PHILANTHROPY

With the generous support of Oregon Country Fair volunteers and Fairgoers, and through our tax-exempt designation, the Fair continues to carry out our original philanthropic intention: building community and helping others. Explore the history of Fair Philanthropy and join the effort by making a tax-exempt donation to one of our grant giving programs: the Bill Wooten OCF Endowment Fund, the Jill Heiman Vision Fund or Culture Jam. Find out how to donate.

The Oregon Cultural Trust Match Program

Did you know that you can double your giving to Arts and Culture in Oregon with no double cost? If you donate to a cultural non-profit (The Fair!) and make a matching contribution to the Cultural Trust, your donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust will be eligible for the dollar for dollar state tax credit (up to $1,000 for taxpayers filing jointly and $500 for singles). To learn more go to: https://culturaltrust.org/get-involved/donate/

MUSEUM EXHIBIT THROUGH JUNE 2020

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, Oregon Country Fair history is on display at the Lane County Historical Museum through June 2020. It draws from the Fair Archives and includes items from other collections and loans from Fair family members.

The Lane County Historical Museum exhibit, “50 Years of the Oregon Country Fair.”  The Lane County History Museum is at 740 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, on the Lane County Fairgrounds.