Our new lumberjack and woodcarving extravaganza located in the gardens.

With a nod to Oregon’s timberland legacy, the 2022 Oregon State Fair is proud to present The Wonderful World of Sawdust. It’s the place to go to see amazing feats of lumberjack skills in a full-on competitive environment. You can also witness the impressive efforts of chainsaw artists working their magic on big chunks of wood, yielding creatures of all sorts.

The Wonderful World of Sawdust will also feature nightly entertainment, story-telling around our new fire pits, axe throwing for all, incredible Oregon craft brews, smores that will blow your mind, and delicious barbeque that’ll leave you wanting seconds.

The Paul Bunyan Lumber Jack Show is pure action.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has been performing at fairs, sports shows, festivals, theme parks, and both private and corporate events for over 33 years. The Show has performed all over the world including Japan, Bermuda, Europe, China, Australia and Africa.

Events presented during a show include log rolling, underhand chopping, springboard chopping, standing block chop, crosscut sawing, axe throwing, and dragster chainsaw competition, just to name a few. You will also see Lumberjacks using specifically-built speed axes to cut through wood in a matter of seconds. The cross-cut saw, also known as the Misery Whip, with its razor-sharp teeth, races against the chainsaw… may the best sawyer win!

The Bear Hollow Wood Carvers turn logs into art.

Bear Hollow’s Traveling Shows bring the excitement of the full-throttle art form to the Fair with daily carving shows! Bear Hollow’s Wood Carvers bring any idea to life—animals, people, pets—you name it! The sawdust starts flying and the next thing you know, it’s art!

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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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