The winners earn ribbons, and all participants earn respect.
The simple act of entering one of our many categories of competition is a show of respect for Oregon State Fair tradition. After all, there remains something fundamentally homespun and hands-on about making or doing something worthy of state fair recognition. Call it a throwback to simpler times if you like. What we know for sure is this: Fairgoers flock to see the entries year after year. And that feels good for everyone involved.