Ready to spend three amazing days sampling the yummiest foods (there are over seventy food vendors offering a dazzling array of options, however you definitely won't find a deep fried Twinkie) while strolling the shady paths and almost-secret nooks of 100 acres of THE coolest fair you've ever been to? Nestled among the trees and meadows you'll find over 700 artisans selling truly handmade crafts, ranging from baskets to yurts, and everything in between. As you journey along the winding paths you'll have to be ready to move to the side in order to let the Parade pass by, and you just may want to fall in behind and follow them to get a good seat at the Circus. But be ready, neither of these will match your previous ideas of a parade or a circus!
The Oregon Country Fair (note: that's Country fair, not County fair, there's a big difference!) started in 1969 as a small renaissance fair set up to raise funds for an alternative school. During the intervening 40 years the Fair has evolved into a world-class 3 day event that hosts 45,000 merry-makers. The Fair hasn't lost its original focus of education, either, and you can still learn all kinds of new things at Energy Park, Community Village or the Front Porch.
Get more information on what the Fair is all about and see some entertainment schedules at the Oregon Country Fair website.
The Country Fair does not offer on-site camping for attendees, but you can stay at our favorite cozy camping area, which is only a 15 minute walk from the Fair's main gate. There's lots of shady spots to pitch your tent, drinking water, showers, nighttime campfire with acoustic music, and morning coffee, just to name a few of the highlights. Reserve a spot on the party bus now! Call 415 956 7500 ext 1 for the Green Tortoise Adventure travel specialists.
The Oregon Country Fair has something for everyone, and though many folks come to the fair every year, you've gotta come at least once! This year the Fair runs from July 9th, 10th and 11th, 2010.