August 23 - september 2



STEM brings forward-thinking, innovative competitions front and center at the Fair.


We’re looking for STEM students and educators to come demonstrate their projects. Contact or call 971-701-6571

The Oregon State Fair’s STEM 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: STEM is a visceral celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Welcome to the new age of the Oregon State Fair.

In 2024, STEM will be located inside Creative Living within Columbia Hall. Stretch yourself with an entry in one or more of the following categories!

Live registration begins June 6.

Building Blocks

This is one of the most popular STEM competitions to enter and to admire. Colorful, snap-together building blocks can be used to make new worlds at the creator’s fingertips.

RC Vehicles

Put your DIY skills to the test in this competition! Build a remote-controlled vehicle – whether it’s a car, truck, motorcycle, aircraft, or boat. The vehicle you choose must be unmanned and radio-controlled – may the best builder win!

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