State of the Fair, May 7, 2020

We’re sorry to say that our traditional gathering on the Fair site in July will not be taking place. It’s important that you do not plan on it happening.

The health and safety of the public and local communities are paramount to the Oregon Country Fair. The organization will follow all state and federal recommendations regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, including Governor Brown’s statement today on event and gathering limits. As we stay committed to this, we are also working to protect our ability to hold the Fair in the future. The Fair operates under legacy “nonconforming use” rights that could potentially be lost if we do not exercise these rights by holding an event this summer. We are working with and through all the appropriate government bodies to find a solution that preserves our property rights without risking further spread of COVID-19 in the community. We will continue to keep everyone updated on the matter.

In the meantime, we are looking at all the ways we can come together as a community virtually, and are excited about the many ideas and possibilities that so many are bringing forward. Stay tuned for more on this soon!

Wally Bomgaars
OCF Executive Director