Oregon Country Fair 2017

ENJOY  KLCC STORIES AND & "FAIR SHARES" FROM THE 2017 OREGON COUNTRY FAIR!

FAIR SHARES -- Fair goers sharing their most memorable OCF moments together:

Peter Eberhardt & Stuart Allan - Map Makers

Dean Middleton & Wally Bowen - KOCF

Jordan Sun and Samuel Mendoza - First time here together

Pete LaVelle and Mose Tusik Mosley - After hours

Anna Epperson & Callie Barrios - Aunt and Niece

Jeannine Florance & Jana Zvibleman - Bruce Marbin's "heart event" at the Fair with Whitebird

Reince Siefor & Terry Kilby - Fair Experience

Veronique Loggins & Tim Hooton - Old Timer & Fair Virgin

Heather Duncan & John Glassburner - Tarps & Corn on the Cob

Lisl Vigil & Phil Vigil - Fair Memories

Lisl Vigil & Sarita Moen-Glassburner - Sisters growing up at the Fair

Leah Chisholm & Jared Abbott - Former Berkeley students, Jared's life is altered by Leah's spontaneous invitation to the Fair

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KLCC's 2017 BROADCAST SCHEDULE & SPONSORS

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STORIES FROM KLCC REPORTERS:

George Braddock / Ritz Sauna and Showers

Earlier this year, the Oregon Country Fair axed plans to display the Story Pole…a 36-foot tall wooden carving done in a distinctive, Native American style.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, its fate is still being decided.  

OCF Scavenger Hunt

Jul 13, 2017

One way to experience the Oregon Country Fair is to wander aimlessly.  Another way is to be on a mission.  The "Stewardship Scavenger Hunt" gives attendees the chance to learn about the land -- and to win a prize! 

The Oregon Country Fair is approaching its 50th anniversary. Planning is underway for how to celebrate. KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with Norma Sax, who has been involved with the fair since 1977.

One reason the Oregon Country Fair is so popular is people can feel free to be themselves. But what if you’re still not sure who you are – or you want to connect with others like you? Rainbow Village is the base camp for all things L-G-B-T-Q-I-A at the fair.

Angela Kellner/KLCC

With tens of thousands of people gathered together in one place, there’s bound to be a few medical issues.
The Oregon Country Fair has health care covered this weekend, thanks to Eugene’s White Bird Clinic.


Rachael McDonald

When you’re wandering the paths at the Oregon Country Fair, you may come across Ark Park or Archeology Park. There you can learn about the fair’s educational, research and preservation efforts. Ann Rogers is an Oregon Country Fair archeologist.

Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair takes place on a wooded property along the Long Tom River near Veneta. The annual arts festival wouldn’t be the same without its bountiful trees and flora. Because of this, the Fair’s crew does all it can to keep its native plant species on the grounds.

Ritz Sauna & Showers Facebook page

The Oregon Country Fair doesn’t just want people to have a good time…they want to seal up and bury that good time for future fairgoers to enjoy.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, from the site of the Ritz Sauna and Showers. 

Ritz Sauna and Showers Facebook photo.

After a recent surge of criticism, a Native American-style totem pole will not be installed at the Oregon Country Fair.  The Fair Board made its decision Monday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.