The Oregon State Fair returns to an in-person event and will operate at full capacity Friday, August 27 through Monday, Sept. 6. No mask, physical distancing, or proof of vaccination will be required. The announcement comes on the heels of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s decision to fully reopen Oregon for business.

 All tickets including fair admission, carnival, concerts, and the new Celebrate Oregon Harvest went on sale Thursday, July 1 at oregonstatefair.org. Discounts available for tickets purchased in advance. Additional programming is in the final stages of planning and will be announced soon. The Columbia Bank Concert Series includes:

“We are overjoyed to welcome back our patrons and vendors to celebrate fun at the 156th Oregon State Fair,” said CEO Kim Grewe-Powell, Oregon State Fair. “We have missed our strong fair community of agriculturists, performers, exhibitioners, and visitors from around the region. Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement means we will once again see the smiles from our guests as fun makes a comeback.”

 Concert performers at the fair this year include: Chicago, Seether, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Flo Rida and Collective Soul.