August 23 - september 2


Sea Lion Splash

A unique, educational show with a splash!

If you think competition is fun… then you’re in the right place. The Oregon State Fair is the epicenter of spirited competition.

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.

Creative Living

Tradition shakes hands with innovation in the Creative Living competitions.


The Livestock competition promises to be a strong showing across the board.

Gerry Frank Memorial Chocolate Cake Contest

Few competitions achieve the sheer status or popularity of the Gerry Frank Chocolate Cake Contest.