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looking for information about oregon county fair

Discussion in 'Events / Gatherings / Festivals' started by Matt Derrick, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Matt Derrick

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    folks have mentioned the oregon county fair here and there (and i had an ex that told me a bit about it) but i thought i'd pitch it to the StP audience and see if anyone knows more information about this event? is this something travelers go to? should i add it to our events list? I've heard some good things about it but i don't have any details.
     
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    Honestly some travelers do but it's a hardcore hippie sort of drainbo thing. I had fun the one time I went there and they did sell gluten free pot brownies. It's not awful and they do have actual camps there. But like I said, it's very much geared towards hippies
     
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    This was a long time ago but When I was in Cali... I went to somekinda country fair in or near GrassValley. I recall it the same mix of hippie type and country/small farm.

    I also saw a gigantic hog with balls bigger than a football... and drank craft beers for the firsttime/strawberry wheat. So those were
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    Honestly don't see it as a place to get stupid sidewalk slam drunk and raise hell and fuckery like when we were new kids wanting to break shit.

    It' is fun if your looking for a nice old school way of spending a day. I always wanted to go to one back then, seeing as read Laura ingles Wilders, "Farmer Boy" and believed I was a bit of an Almonzo lol...

    I don't see why it wouldn't be something to post on STP... variety and all
     
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    yeah my ex that talked about it was definitely a big hippie. i just heard the real party is at night with the camps and whatnot.
     
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    Is this the Country Fair just west of Eugene in Veneta?
     
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    I believe so, yes.
     
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    Oregonians refer to is as "Country Fair."

    I haven't been myself. I was in Eugene a few years ago while it was happening. Some people told me it was all corporate compared to years past. That's heresay so ymmv.

    I rode a Greyhound with a Eugene local who was traveling to Oregon from Colorado to volunteer at Country Fair. He confirmed what was posted above about the "afterhours" parties and whatnot. Merry Prankster type activities perhaps...
     
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    I was with some kids from Douglas County when i was in the Umpqua Valley who told me there are some offspring of the original Pranksters who even keep the original Bus running (their words not mine, only saw a photo of the interior of this Bus) and show up to the Country Fair every year. I also have heard nudity is generally acceptable there, but this too is only second-hand knowledge.

    in any case I wouldn't be surprised if it was still pretty awesome, there seem to always be folk talking about how thisandthat festival used to be so much better
     
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    Word. I always take those reports with a grain of salt.

    I would have gone if I could have gotten on as a volunteer. Otherwise I wasn't trying to pay the money.
     
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    Your 100% correct and by REAL hippies