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Images of the 2009 Oregon State FairSlideshow by Dexter Phoenix Salem-News.com
Tuesday is Senior Day, The NPRA Rodeo Finals kick off.
(SALEM, Ore.) - This year's Oregon State Fair is in full swing and tens of thousands are capitalizing on the good weather and awesome fanfare that only an event like this can bring.
Tuesday is Senior day all day, that means everyone age 65 and over can receive receive $1.00 off the gate admission price.
Special Senior Day activities and exhibits:
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $25, $35 and $55 and include general admission to the Fair. They are available at TicketsWest (1-800-992-8499 or Ticketswest.com) and all participating Safeway TicketsWest outlets in Oregon, and available at the Oregon State Fair box office (2330 17th Street NE, Salem). Concert venue: LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre.
September 2 – DISNEY UNDER THE STARS: This amazing show features: Jordan Pruitt who has opened for Jonas Brothers, The Cheetah Girls and High School Musical!, Drew Seeley from High School Musical: The Concert, starring in Another Cinderella Story, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, and Guiding Light! He is also performing as Prince Eric in Little Mermaid on Broadway! Savannah who has 2 songs on the Top 30 of Radio Disney! Next Big Thing's Artist Group ALLSTAR!
September 3 – RODNEY ATKINS: If you’re looking for an artist with the bona fide credentials to sing a country song, look no further than Rodney Atkins. His latest album, If You’re Going Through Hell, recently certified gold and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart.
September 4 – KATY PERRY. One of today’s hottest acts, pop star Katy Perry is known for her hits "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N Cold.”
Also September 4– “DOWN IN THE DIRT” NPRA Rodeo Post Party and Concert with AARON TIPPIN. Come for the rodeo finals and stay for the party and concert, featuring country star Aaron Tippin, “The Hardest Workin’ Man in Country Music.”
Bi-Mart Spirit of Oregon Stage: The Fair’s Newest Stage Showcases Oregon’s Talent. New to the 2009 Fair is the Bi-Mart Spirit of Oregon Stage, which features multicultural and community acts in the afternoon and the Best of Oregon bands in the evening everyday (except September 6). The multicultural acts capture Oregon's unique spirit with diverse groups including Te Marama (Tahitian dancing), Oregon Polka Beats (Polka Band), Oregon Hope Chinese School and Tonn Nua (Irish band). In the evening (3:30-10:00 p.m.), the stage is turned over to the Best of Oregon Bands, including Amy Clawson & Coltrane, Coyote Creek, Concert Violinist Aaron Meyer and Pepe and Bottle Blonds. Admission is free!
The Oregon State Fair has horse power! The Oregon State Fair Horse Show is one of the biggest horse shows this side of the Mississippi. (Talk about horse power!).
Housed in the historic Stadium, the Horse Show features competitions of more than 15 different horse breeds, including the very popular draft horses.
For information about the remaining competitions, go to oregonstatefair.org/competition/horse-show.
2009 Key Information
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
Late night areas: food court, carnival and commercial exhibits
NEW! Multi-Day Admission Passes:
For more information about the 2009 Oregon State Fair, visit oregonstatefair.org or call the Fair Information Line Toll-free at1-800-833-0011.
All of your questions about daily schedules can be answered by visiting oregonstatefair.org/daily-calendar
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