The Marion County Fair Brings Back Animals, Fun, and Thrills

Posted on July 6, 2022

Marion County – 06/29/22 4:42 PM

Salem, OR – The Marion County Fair is delighted to be back July 8-10 at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center. After a smaller county fair in 2021, this year promises more animals, more attractions, and more entertainment for the entire family.

“We are so excited to have the Marion County Fair back in full swing this year,” says Marion County Fair Board Chair Mike Adams. “The animals are back, and the barns are full. There are new things to see, more food, more activities, great music, and hours of great entertainment all weekend.”

Marion County youth have been working hard and are ready to show off. This year, 436 students have 2,850 livestock and creative project entries. Sheep, goats, swine, horses, llamas, cattle, poultry, rabbits, and cavies will fill the barns and will be on display all weekend for fair goers.

Rising country star, Breland, takes to the Main Stage Friday night with his wildly catchy hybrid of Hip-Hop and Country. On Saturday night, Frank Ray will thrill audiences with his stunning country vocals and his Southwest Spice. Local talent will also be showcased on the Main Stage all weekend.

A special treat for the over 21 crowd can be found in The Woods, the fair’s hidden hot spot with a full bar and even more music from The Junebugs and Gabriel Cox.

On Saturday, Ag Day celebrates all things agriculture related. There will be Sheep Dog Arena Trials and the 4H Junior Livestock Auction. Sunday is Family Fun Day. There is a surprise around every corner for all ages plus all kids 11 and under are free.

This year has your favorite treats, like Dairy Women Ice Cream and Bob’s curly fries, but food vendor choices also range from Mexican to German to classic BBQ. A larger carnival this year will also include a Ferris wheel.

All day attractions, included with fair admission, are: All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Puzzlemania, sheriff demos, Brad’s World Reptiles, STEAM Quest game, Flyball Racing Dogs, authors’ table, strolling entertainment, Kid Fit obstacle course, and our Real Heroes display.

“Parking is free, and we have plenty, encouraged Adams. “Come on out and celebrate with us.”

Summer fun is made in Marion!

Half Price Oregon
Wilson Equipment Bobcat of Salem
Home Comfort
Copy Cats
F and W Fence
Linn Benton Tractor
McDonald's
Home Fire Stove
Work-N-Wear