Oregon State Fair kicks off Aug. 23 (2013)
Hundreds of free and ticketed performances through Labor Day
Highlights of the fair this year include:
- Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon Wines, Cuisine, and Music. The first big event of the fair begins at 4 p.m. on Aug. 23. Buy tickets here
- Headliner concerts: Country artist Brantley Gilbert (Aug. 23), ventriloquist and comedian Terry Fator (Aug. 24), country classic The Oak Ridge Boys (Aug. 25), 80s rockers REO Speedwagon and Loverboy (Aug. 30), Disney stars Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper (Aug. 31), and country superstar Martina McBride
(Sept. 2). Purchase tickets at oregonstatefair.org/concerts
- Two festivals: Classic Cars, Blues, Brews, & BBQ (Aug. 24-25) and Harvestfest (Aug. 31-
Sept. 2). List of special events
- Toytopia, a huge, hands-on exhibit in the Pavilion featuring games and toys from decades past, plus Puzzlemania and entertainment on the Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear’s Stage.
- Celebrate Freedom Day (Aug. 27). Free admission for veterans. More information
- Wristband Ride Days (Aug. 27 & 28). Two sessions both days. $30
- Foster Family Day (Aug 26). More information
Visit www.oregonstatefair.org to sign up for weekly fair updates or become a fan of the State Fair on Facebook. And now you can access fair maps, attractions, vendor lists, and schedules on your smart phone by downloading the new “My Events Experience” app (both iPhone and Android).
See you there!