Oregon State Fair Pavilion Events are Back and FREE with Fair Admission

Posted on July 27, 2022
[SALEM, OR] After a two year hiatus, Pavilion events are back at the Oregon State Fair – happening August 26 through September 5, 2022.

“We are calling it the Party in the Pavilion, and for good reason,” says Kim Grewe-Powell, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center CEO. “First off, we are thrilled to welcome back weekend events to the Pavilion, and even more excited about the lineup we put together. This year, we are amping things up with the Hell on Hooves Rodeo, followed by afterparty concerts, plus bull riding, Motor Mania, and a Demolition Derby. We have also added a new Fast Pass and parking option to enhance your Fair experience even more.”

Pavilion events are one of the best values at the Oregon State Fair, because they are totally FREE with the price of admission.

Pavilion Events Lineup

Hell on Hooves Summer Showdown Finale Rodeo – August 26 & 27 / 7:00 PM
Get set for two nights of bareback riding, barrel racing, and poker with buckin’ Bulls!

Rodeo Lights & Summer Nights Concerts – August 26 & 27 / following the rodeo 
Stick around after the Hell on Hooves Rodeo for some dirt-stomping concert fun. Fast Pass ticket holders have access to dancing on the Pavilion dirt floor and a private bar.
Ned LeDoux – August 26
Maddie & Tae – August 27

Jaripeo Espectacular – August 28 / 2:00 PM 
Enjoy bull riding, Ixtapa dancing, and horses during this ultimate family fun event.

Motor Mania – September 3 & 4 / 2:00 PM
High-octane enthusiasts can feel the rumble and smell the smoke with outrageous monster trucks doing crazy stunts.

VIP Small Car Demolition Derby – September 5 / 2:00 PM
Watch the metal twisting carnage as competing drivers do battle in the arena.

New this year

Guarantee event entry with a Fast Pass 
Pavilion events are free with your Fair Admission but they are first-come, first-served, while space lasts. Visitors can guarantee entry to any Pavilion event by purchasing a $5 Fast Pass for that day. Fast passes also grant early access to the Pavilion, and on August 26 & 27 Fast Pass holders can dance on the dirt floor of the Pavilion and access a private bar during the Ned LeDoux and Maddie & Tae concerts. Fast Passes do not include Fair Admission.

Rockstar parking lot
Parky Like a Rockstar in our special Rockstar Parking lot across from our new Green Gate. Once you park, you’ll just walk right across the street to the new private Green Gate leading you into Homegrown Oregon in the beautiful Green Acres Landscape Plaza.  Parky Like a Rockstar passes do not include Fair Admission.

Fair Links

Tickets: (Fair/concerts/carnival/Fast Pass/parking)  https://oregonstatefair.org/tickets
Newsletter(latest news and contests)  https://oregonstatefair.org/newsletter
Media Kit: (with artists image downloads)  https://oregonstatefair.org/business-center/media-kit/

About the Oregon State Fair
The Oregon State Fair is a public/private entity owned by the people of Oregon. The Fair began in 1861 in Oregon City. In 1862, the Fair moved to the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, the State Capitol. The Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center hosts thousands of visitors from all over the world each year, with premier concerts, art, culture, rides, agricultural exhibits, and livestock exhibits. Throughout the year, the Fair and Expo Center works with multiple agencies to help facilitate emergency and disaster response needs. For more information, visit oregonstatefair.org or contact us at info@oregonstatefair.org

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