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After 2020 hiatus; the fair is teaming up with Salem Health and Oregon Health Authority to offer COVID vaccinations

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - The Oregon State Fair opens Friday, Aug. 27, and runs through Monday, Sept. 6.Oregon State Fair announced that it is partnering with Salem Health and Oregon Health Authority to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at the fair.

The 157th OSF returns Friday, Aug. 27, for the first time since 2019, having been on hiatus due to the pandemic last year. The fair runs through Labor Day, Monday Sept. 6.COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON STATE FAIR - Oregon State Fair 2021 hours

OSF prefers fairgoers to be vaccinated in advance of attending, and they ask that all attendees bring a mask, which is mandated inside fair buildings. Officials stress that anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and respect the safety and well-being of others.

Meanwhile, fair guests ages 12 and older who have not been vaccinated will have an opportunity to do so at the fair. All three vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — will be available daily at Cascade Hall. Medical interpreters will be on site to assist.

Guests who choose to receive their vaccinations during their visit to the Oregon State Fair will receive a free entry ticket to return for an additional day at the fair in 2021 or 2022.

Vaccinations will take place in Cascade Hall near the Brickside Lounge:

•  noon-8 p.m Monday-Friday

•  10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Columbia Bank Concert Series

The Oregon State Fair also will offer nine concerts this year in the L.B. Day Amphitheater. Reserved tickets are available on the Oregon State Fair website along with the new, VIPPlus SuiteSeats, sponsored by Spirit Mountain Casino. General admission seating is included with a purchase of a fair admission ticket but is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open one hour prior to showtime.

Oregon State Fair Concert Lineup

•  Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.: Chicago

•  Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.: Seether

•  Monday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.: Jon Pardi

•  Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

•  Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.: Zach Williams

•  Thursday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.: Flo Rida

•  Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.: Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

•  Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.: Collective Soul

•  Monday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m.: Ezra Ray Hart


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