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Marion County announced that its annual fair will take place July 9-11 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Paige Schuster of St. Paul's Green Grazer 4H Club prepares to show Hollywood at the 2019 Marion County Fair. Marion County Fair had a record showing of FFA and 4H animal entries that year before its 2020 hiatus.One of Oregon's oldest fairs is scheduled to return this year.

Marion County announced that its annual fair will take place Friday through Sunday, July 9-11, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem. The event returns after its 2020 pandemic-related hiatus.

"We're so glad to bring in-person youth and family activities back to the Marion County community and are looking forward to providing a respite from the last year and half and welcoming residents and visitors to safely celebrate Marion County," Marion County Community Services Director Tamra Goettsch said.

Goettsch said Marion County Fair is looking forward to once again showing off the best the county has to offer. The fair will showcase local 4-H and FFA programs, interactive attractions for fair goers of all ages, public competitions, traditional fair food, music, carnival rides and a variety of exhibits.

Fair organizers are also seeking volunteers.

Volunteer Information

Event coordinators stress that volunteers play a tremendous role in the annual success of the Marion County Fair.

Goettsch described volunteering as a great way to feel more connected to the community and meet new people. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, including helping fair visitors, manning the information booth and assisting with public competitions. PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Enjoying the rides at the 2019 Marion County Fair. The event returns after its 2020 hiatus.

"Whatever your interests are, no matter your ability, or how much time you can give there is a way for everyone to make a difference at the fair," Goettsch said.

Volunteer shifts available each day of the fair from morning through evening hours. For specific volunteer needs or to sign-up for specific days and shifts, visit bit.ly/3vX4zyI.

All volunteers receive a parking pass, a volunteer t-shirt, admission to the fair for the day they volunteer, and an additional ticket so they can enjoy the fair another day as a visitor.

Contact the Marion County Volunteer Services Coordinator Sherry Linter with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (503) 588-7990.

To keep up to date about plans for the 2021 Marion County Fair, visit the fair's website, https://marioncountyfair.net, or follow Marion County Fair on Facebook.


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