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The Multnomah County Fair soldiers on, manned by volunteers, without any County support

DAVID F. ASHTON - Here, taking a break from planning the 2019 Multnomah County Fair, are its CEO Brandon Roben; Fair Vice President Francis Cop; Logistics Assistant Steve Higgs; Fair Manager Cheryl Jones; and Friends of MCF President Larry Smith. They are shown aboard the iconic Herschell-Spillman Noahs Ark Carousel, at Oaks Amusement Park. "Honoring Those Who Serve" is the announced theme of the 113th Multnomah County Fair, coming to historic, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park this Memorial Day weekend.

"New at the Fair this year – on opening day, Saturday, May 25 – will be an event called 'The Dog Days of Spring at the Fair', featuring a dog parade, costume judging [to register, e-mail – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], and also dog agility and canine training demonstrations," happily reported Friends of the Multnomah County Fair Chair Larry Smith, during an April planning session.

"Also new this year is 'Bugs Galore and More', where guests can walk through a jungle atmosphere and view all sorts of creepy crawlies, including bugs and reptiles," Smith told THE BEE.

The Oaks Dance Pavilion will feature the traditional Fair competitions for ribbons and cash awards. "To be more ecologically friendly this year, the MCF is not mailing out the Fair Exhibitor Handbook, so please get entry forms, times, and dates from our website – www.multcofair.org" Smith announced.

Saturday is also 4-H Day at the Fair, in which local kids compete for prizes. Sunday features a talent show where kids of all ages will vie for trophies and cash awards.

"Returning is our Vendor Midway, with great shopping and Fair food vendors," reminded Smith.

Hours are 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Memorial Day. Gate admission to the Fair and parking are free!


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