The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
- Portland, Oregon in Portland, OR
This festival has been expanding since its debut in 1988 and is now five full days of fun. Held in the brewpub capital of Portland, this outdoor event brings in craft brewers from around the country. With no competition involved, tasting and savoring these finely crafted brews takes top billing. Educational exhibits and a root beer garden provide additional entertainment.
- Umatilla County Grounds 515 West Orchard Avenue Hermiston, OR 97838 in Hermiston, OR
Originating in 1912, the fair is a staple of summers in Umatilla County. Activities include barbeque and watermelon seed spitting contests, a variety of 4-H contests, and a livestock auction. A parade with themed floats is lots of fun for all. A unique aspect of this fair is the Ambassadors Program. High School aged students who have displayed leadership qualities are selected to represent the county by publicly promoting both the fair and the advantages of living in this part of the state.
- Oregon State Fairgrounds 2330 17th Street NE Salem, OR 97301-0601 in Salem, OR
The first official Oregon State Fair was held in 1861, and by the next year, the event was moved to its permanent home in Salem. Numerous activities and competitions are scheduled during the 11-day event in August. These include exhibits and competitions for such things as fine arts, crafts, photography and gardening. Carnival rides and games line the midway. Livestock competitions are held. Headline performers grace the main stage throughout the fair's run.