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Analytics Reveal Virtual Fair Visited By Over 52K

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Oregon Country Fair websites
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Oregon Country Fair happened online this past weekend. Organizers say the virtual event was a surprising success.  

Volunteers built the virtual Fair and they kept analytics. From the opening ceremony at 11am on Friday—until the “sweep” which guides visitors out the gates at end of Fair on Sunday night—cyber actions were tracked.

Fair Operations Manager Crystalyn Frank reports there were 177,000 views of the Oregon Country Fair website and virtual sites, and an estimated 52,000 unique users. In other words—people.

“We are all so grateful to all the volunteers and incredible artisans, entertainers and everybody who teamed together in this community to create something truly magical during a time when we couldn’t physically gather,” Frank said.

Average weekend attendance for the traditional event in Veneta is around 48,000 folks. She said virtual Fair accomplished its goal of providing an alternative way for tens of thousands of people to safely reconnect this year.

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Drumming with March Fourth on Main Stage, the set streamed on the OCF website on Sunday night during virtual Fair.
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Credit Tiffany Eckert
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Dead Air's Downtown Deb and KLCC staffer Kyle Hughes co-host with producer Tiffany Eckert, live In the KLCC "hot tub" studio at the 50th Oregon Country Fair, 2019.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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