Hundreds of Job Opportunities Await at the Oregon State Fair Job Fair

Posted on July 31, 2023

Job Fair happening Saturday, August 5 at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center

[SALEM, OR] Hundreds of job opportunities await job seekers for the 2023 Oregon State Fair, taking place August 25 through September 4.

The Job Fair starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, with in-person interviews conducted throughout the day until all positions are filled.

Available Positions:
The fair is hiring for various roles, including Admissions, Parking, Administration, Carnival, Security, and Concessions. Job seekers aged 16 or older can apply for Carnival games and Concession positions, while Carnival Ride positions require applicants to be 18 or older.

General Job Fair applicants report to the Pavilion, and Rainier Amusement Carnival applicants head to Cascade Hall. Both buildings are on Sunnyview Road, with directional signs on-site.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. until all positions filled
Location: Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center – 2330 17th Street NE Salem, OR 97301
General Job Fair applicants: Pavilion building
Rainier Amusement Carnival applicants: Cascade Hall
Free Parking: all applicants enter from Sunnyview Road

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On-Site Interviews:
Fair Managers will conduct on-site interviews for all departments, including Admissions, Parking, Concessions, Fair Lift, and Carnival, offering immediate hiring opportunities to qualified applicants.

Required Documents:
Interested candidates should bring a picture ID and either a social security card, birth certificate, or passport.

“From the bustling atmosphere to the smiling faces of Fairgoers, our team members become an integral part of creating cherished memories for visitors, while also gaining valuable opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and networking,” said Kim Grewe-Powell, Oregon State Fair CEO.

Contact Information:
Applicant inquiries may be directed to 971-701-6573 or

Don’t miss this all-inclusive employment event and exciting opportunity to join the Oregon State Fair team!

Fair links:
Volunteer opportunities:
Tickets: (Fair/Carnival/Concerts/Fast Pass/Parking)
Newsletter(latest news and contests)
Media Kit: (with image downloads)

About the Oregon State Fair: 
The 157th Oregon State Fair takes place August 25 through September 4, 2023. 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 or contact us at


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