OCF 2017

M8trix Crew, Oregon Country Fair

When mass gatherings were prohibited due to the coronavirus pandemic, most summer festivals in Oregon called it a wrap. That would have been the case for the 51st Oregon Country Fair, until some tech savvy volunteers came up with a safe alternative:  Virtual Fair.

OCF Scavenger Hunt

Jul 13, 2017

One way to experience the Oregon Country Fair is to wander aimlessly.  Another way is to be on a mission.  The "Stewardship Scavenger Hunt" gives attendees the chance to learn about the land -- and to win a prize! 

The Oregon Country Fair is approaching its 50th anniversary. Planning is underway for how to celebrate. KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with Norma Sax, who has been involved with the fair since 1977.

One reason the Oregon Country Fair is so popular is people can feel free to be themselves. But what if you’re still not sure who you are – or you want to connect with others like you? Rainbow Village is the base camp for all things L-G-B-T-Q-I-A at the fair.

Rachael McDonald

When you’re wandering the paths at the Oregon Country Fair, you may come across Ark Park or Archeology Park. There you can learn about the fair’s educational, research and preservation efforts. Ann Rogers is an Oregon Country Fair archeologist.

Keeping the Trees at the Oregon Country Fair

Jul 7, 2017
Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair takes place on a wooded property along the Long Tom River near Veneta. The annual arts festival wouldn’t be the same without its bountiful trees and flora. Because of this, the Fair’s crew does all it can to keep its native plant species on the grounds.

Ritz Sauna & Showers Facebook page

The Oregon Country Fair doesn’t just want people to have a good time…they want to seal up and bury that good time for future fairgoers to enjoy.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, from the site of the Ritz Sauna and Showers. 

Ritz Sauna and Showers Facebook photo.

After a recent surge of criticism, a Native American-style totem pole will not be installed at the Oregon Country Fair.  The Fair Board made its decision Monday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.