The Oregon Country Fair: A magical, musical weekend for all ages
Are you looking for a lively weekend that will entertain the whole family?
Imagine a day traveling through Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest. Wood structures suspended in trees. Jugglers and jokers about. And minstrels playing on every corner. Or walking the path from Christopher Robin’s home to Pooh’s tree.
The Oregon Country Fair is just such a place. And typically runs the first full weekend after July 4th. Kids of all ages can soak up the fun. As music for everyone fills the soul and gets you dancing!
And that’s not all! There are nineteen stages of art and music.
Feel the beat of brightly colored dancers. Search out the booming poets, and open discussions about life, the earth, and the spirits.
Looking for astounding acrobats? It’s there. Do you want silly antics and jokes? They’ve got it. Got some talent you wish to share with the crowd? Go for it! Others will love that you’re sharing your gift with them.
The very first time, go early. Immerse yourself in the flow of what was and what could be. Make the time for a long slow walk through the rustling trees. To breathe the sweet air deep into your lungs. To find your bliss and focus on it.
Then at the end of the day, walk out to the setting Oregon sun and think about next year. Think about all the interesting people you met. And the amazing organization that created this very special weekend.
I’ll share a little secret. If you think going to the fair is fun, it gets even better when you sign up as a volunteer. It’s pure magic and brings me to tears every year.
Will I see you next year? The Oregon Country Fair typically runs the weekend after the July 4th holiday. It is just west of Eugene, Oregon. In the town of Veneta on the Long Tom River. Bookmark http://www.oregoncountryfair.org to get all the details and plan your trip.
Here is my son at the Fair setup riding the Peach Truck, a 1950 water truck.