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Marion County Fair Begins Today in Salem

This year's feature concert is on Friday night with the country trio The Henningsens.

Marion County Fair
The Marion County Fair, which began in 1860, is held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and draws about 27,000 visitors every year. Salem-News.com File Photo

(SALEM, Ore. ) - One of the oldest county fair's in Oregon starts today in Salem.

The Marion County Fair, which began in 1860's, is held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and draws about 27,000 visitors every year.

Besides great food booths, carnival rides, and 4-H exhibits, this year there will be the Barnyard Splash and Dash 3K and 5K fun run. Various water, mist, and foam features will be on the safe, closed to vehicles course. Run or walk the fairgrounds with switch backs on the motocross, amphitheater, and the south parking lot.

The event, sponsored by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Cost for adults $32 and youth 12 and under $22. A commemorative towel, finisher award, swag and a ticket to the fair comes with every entry.

This year's feature concert is on Friday night with the country trio The Henningsens coming to the fair. The Henningsens had a hit debut single “American Beautiful”.

Marion County Fair Information:

Fair Hours:

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday - 10: a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10: a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission:

Adults (& youth over 11) $8

Seniors (62 & older) $5

Youth (6-11) $4

Youth 5 and under FREE every day

Admission Specials:

Thursday (Senior Day) Seniors (62 & older) FREE

Friday (Teen Day) ages 6-19 $ 4

Sunday (Family Day) after 4:00 p.m. FREE Senior Discount - Daily Price $5

Carnival Hours:

Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Daily Special Events:

Thursday, July 10th - SENIOR DAY Seniors Free Entry (62 or older)

Veterans' Tribute Day

Health Screenings Old Fashion Cake Walk (4-H Auditorium)

Talent Show

Quilting and Spinning Demos

Heritage and Veterans' Displays

Beanbag Baseball

Friday, July 11th - TEEN DAY

Dance Off

Awesome 3000 Day

BMX Bike and Skateboard Demos

Gamers Tournament

Car Cruise-In

Concert - National Country Artists - The Henningsens

Saturday, July 12th - AG DAY

Barnyard Splash n' Dash Fun Run

Caged Wars IV (United Combat Sports) KBZY Pretty Baby Contest

FlyBall Dog Competition

Minature Horse and Draft Horse Demos

4-H & FFA Market Auction

Bull Riding Rodeo Event 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 13th - FAMILY DAY

FREE Admission after 4pm

FREE Kids Activities: Arts & Crafts, Face Painting

KRKT Country Showdown Talent Show

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

FFA tractor driving contest

LaPantera Tamale Making Contest Christian Music Concert

Mariachi Band

Make sure to stop by our friends at Golden Grill Concessions for some great food at a great price.

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