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Scenes From The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Sept. 3, 2017 12:14 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Amid a blistering heat wave and blanketed with wildfire smoke, the Oregon State Fair charged on with livestock shows, athletic dogs, piles of meat and more.

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First-Ever Marijuana Growers' Fair Opens In Salem

AP | Aug. 13, 2016 midnight | Salem, Oregon

People flocked to Oregon's first-ever marijuana growers' fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.

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Oregon State Fair Sees Strong Growth In Attendance, Sales

Statesman Journal | Oct. 7, 2015 12:17 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Paid attendance, also known as unique visits, increased 18 percent during the 11-day fair, from 226,000 in 2014 to 268,500 this year.

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400 Workers Needed For Oregon State Fair

Statesman Journal | Aug. 3, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon State Fair is holding a recruitment day Tuesday, Aug. 4, with the goal of hiring about 400 temporary employees, said spokeswoman Mary Agnew.

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'The Thrilla From Umatilla' Second-Time Reigning Goat Milking Champion

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 11:30 a.m. | Portland

For the second year in a row, Sen. Bill Hansell, also known as "The Thrilla from Umatilla," secured the top prize for the Oregon Legislative Goat Milking Showdown at the Oregon State Fair.