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A renewed Oregon Country Fair sees attendance hit its weekend cap

Jason Brown
The "hot tub" broadcast site for KLCC's booth at the Oregon Country Fair.

After some setbacks dealt by the pandemic, the Oregon Country Fair resumed operations this year at capped capacity.

Organizers say the 53rd observance drew 30,000 people to the fairgrounds in Veneta. Typically, the Oregon Country Fair draws between 45,000 to 50,000 attendees, but ticket sales were limited to 30,000 for the weekend.

Altogether, there were 17 stages of live entertainment, 300 craft booths, and 80 food booths this year. The 2023 Oregon Country Fair is slated for July 14-16.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.