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 is ramping for 2019 with brave competitions that stand 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.

ST[+r]EAM competition results will be posted throughout the fair as they become available. Check back to see a list of results!

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

ST[+r]EAM Event Schedule for the 2019 Fair. 

The STREAM tent is located outside on the east side of Columbia Hall.

ORTOP Robotics — Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Oregon Earth Expo — Monday, August 26th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

3D Printed Robots — Monday, August 26th, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kids & Teens Science Fair — Tuesday, August 27th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

3D Printed Robots — Tuesday, August 27th, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Oregon Pop-Up Museum featuring the Gilbert House, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and other attractions — Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Salem Community Drummers (drum circle) — Wednesday, August 28th

Found Fun Film Festival — Evening Screenings starting at 7:30pm, Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th

RC (Radio Control) Vehicles — featuring hourly events, a Show & Shine Competition, and open track time for the public

ORTOP Robotics — Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

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