Thank you, Creative Living
Partners and Volunteers!

The Oregon State Fair's Creative Living Department has many partners and volunteers to thank in 2021!

Click here to see all the amazing PARTNERS who made 2021 possible!

Click here to see all the amazing VOLUNTEERS who made 2021 possible!

And the winner is...

Congratulations to everyone who entered this year's competitions!
Click below to see the results for...

Building Blocks

Essay and Film

RC Vehicles - Both Competitions

ST[+r]EAM brings forward-thinking, innovative competitions front and center at the Fair. Think of it as the evolution of the Oregon State Fair.

The Oregon State Fair’s ST[+r]EAM team stands as a fascinating counterpoint to more traditional aspect of the Fair. They call it thinking outside of the box. Some say it’s breaking the mold. However you phrase it, there is this: ST[+r]EAM is a visceral celebration of Science, Technology, Math, Art and Reading. Welcome to the new age of the Oregon State Fair.

In 2021, ST[+r]EAM will be located inside Creative Living within Columbia Hall. Stretch yourself with an entry in one or more of the following categories!

Remote Control Vehicle

Build your own Remote Controlled Vehicle – be it Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Aircraft, or Boat. Remote Controlled vehicles are vehicles that are operated by radio control. The purpose of this competition is to build and demonstrate an unmanned, radio controlled vehicle. Vroom, vroom - let's see what you can do!

Remote Control Vehicle Handbook

Building Blocks

This is one of the most popular ST[+r]EAM competitions to enter and to admire. Colorful, snap-together building blocks are used to create wondrous things…whatever the makers might imagine.

Building Blocks Handbook

Found Fun Film Festival

This is a short film competition where you have between two and five minutes to tell your story. Is it about your 101-year-old grandmother? Or perhaps someone else who’s done something amazing? Maybe it’s about a special place in Oregon, or anywhere else. Maybe it’s a realistic work of fiction, or perhaps it has nothing to do at all with reality. Point is, the topic is up to you, whether you’re an experienced filmmaker or not. Everyone is welcome to enter his or her best effort.

Film Festival Handbook

Essay Competition

Oregonians, we ask you now for your stories of what it means to gather and how technology has supported you. Winners may be invited to read their essays on our Explore Oregon Showcase. All submissions must be original works, unpublished and completed within the 18 months.

Essay Competition Handbook

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The Oregon State Fair recognizes that COVID-19 is unpredictable, and, if the need arises, will comply if any health and safety protocols are issued by the State of Oregon, Marion County, or the City of Salem, should they impact this year’s Fair.

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