The Oregon State Fair had a strong year in its first full season as a public corporation. Thanks to the efforts of many.
The history of the Oregon State Fair was rewritten in 2015, our 150th year. That’s because the Oregon Legislature restructured the Fair into a public corporation that functions more like a business. The results were immediate and positive.
Paid attendance, for example, increased by 18.8% versus 2014. Success like this is impossible without the combined efforts of so many hard-working people. We’re talking about sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, competitors, volunteers, staffers, entertainers, contractors and affiliated organizations. Hearty thanks go out to all concerned.
But the biggest thanks of all go to the folks who turned out for the Fair in impressive numbers. Rain or shine, that’s just how Oregonians roll. See you at the 151st edition!