Oregon State Fair Returns To Pre-COVID Attractions
Salem will be rocking this weekend, and for the rest of the month, as the 156th Oregon State gets underway Friday. This will be the first full-sized state fair since 2019. Kimberly Jacobson with the Fair said Pavilion events were canceled last year, as COVID restrictions lingered, but they’re back in full force this go-around.
"We have two days’ worth of the Hell on Hooves Summer Showdown Rodeo, which is two nights of bareback riding, barrel racing, poker with buckin’ bulls. And, we also have Motor Mania, which is monster trucks doing crazy stunts."
Jacobson added all the traditional attractions are back - carnival rides, games, livestock competitions, concerts, and lots and lots of food.
“Our food truck area is in our Homegrown Oregon area of the fair, which is beautifully landscaped. It has live music, beer and wine from Oregon and, we also have healthy foods and of course we have the traditional fair food that everyone loves - the deep fried food and the deep fried s’mores and anything else you can put in a fryer.”
If nothing tickles your fancy there; well, this year six food trucks will offer a variety of other options, including tofu tacos. Headliner concerts start August 29th and advance tickets are required; most other attractions are included with fair admission.
You’ll find details and a daily schedule at the Oregon State Fair’s Website. The Oregon State fair runs through Labor Day.
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