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The event offered a drive-thru experience that proved to not only be very popular, but also interactive

PMG PHOTO: DEBORAH GUINTHER - Cars are lined up as they begin the drive through the fairgrounds in Canby as part of this year's Ag Fest.Lines of cars queued up in the blue parking lot at the fairgrounds of the Canby Event Center over the weekend, ready to partake of this year's Ag Fest — drive-thru version.

Laurie Bothwell, executive director of the Clackamas County Event Center, said even though the event had to be held with attendees in their cars, she said she couldn't have been more thrilled with the turnout.

The event, which ran from April 23-25, featured farm animals, equipment, volunteer groups and more. The yearly event is aimed at educating the public about the importance of Oregon's agriculture industry.

Bothwell said cars were lined up nicely all day long on Saturday and it was clear to her that people were having fun.

"I took my granddaughter through it and from the lady talking about coming over the Oregon Trail, to the kids showing their chickens and baby calves, to the goody bags that were handed out, it was a lot of fun," Bothwell said. "We met the Oregon Dairy women and topped the day off with ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches."

"People are needing to get their families out and it was great to see everyone there doing their part to be as interactive as possible," Bothwell added. "I'm so glad they came."

PMG PHOTO: DEBORAH GUIINTHER - There were animals to view and farm equipment and plenty of information during this year's Ag Fest in Canby.


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