WOE Heritage Fair this weekend promises fun for all ages


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Lots of fun and entertainment, with a genuine Americana vibe, await fairgoers this weekend as the Western Oregon Exposition celebrates the 90th anniversary of their old-fashioned country fair. People of all ages are invited to come and enjoy all the 2022 WOE Heritage Fair offers – including free birthday cake.

Fair hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free admission and free parking. Fairgoers are encouraged to bring cans and non-perishable food for Community Sharing’s pantry.

WOE President Ken Schwieger said board members are pleased with how this year’s fair is coming together with a mix of popular returning events and the introduction of some new events.

“Since its inception in 1932, the Western Oregon Exposition has been a family-friendly event,” Schwieger said. “We continue that tradition this year with attractions to please people of all ages and especially kids.”

In addition to the traditional country fair’s best-of-show competitions of among fresh flowers, vegetables, photography, art, pies and quilts, this year a new attraction is Superhero Captain America’s visit with kids on Saturday from Noon-4 pm. The Cottage Grove Lions Club offers a new youth competition with cash prizes for 10-year-olds and younger: a contest to dress up fruits and vegetables.

A popular returning attraction is the annual AWANA Pinewood Derby sponsored by Cottage Grove Bible Church. Kids decorate wooden race cars on Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday to compete in the Grand Prix for the title of fastest car.

Dana Merryday returns this year inviting fairgoers to take a walk on his unique monkey bridge. Hewlett Artistry provides its Jail Cell Photo Booth to create a keepsake of the fair for individuals and families. The real crowd pleasers are the Americana-style country fair games children play each day of the fair. They include: egg toss (for youth & adults), sack races, and treasure hunting in the hay pile.

Demonstrations have always been an important part of the WOE Heritage Fair. This year, OSU Extension Master Preserver Beth Pool offers a canning demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Liza Barclay of Laurel Mountain Farm will have a wool spinning demonstration. In the livestock barn, Austin and John Fine provide a sheep shearing demonstration. The antique hit-and-miss engines will be on display in the corral area. The Bohemia Mine Owners Association members will teach gold panning skills with real gold from the Bohemia Mining District.

The 2022 WOE Heritage Fair live music line-up for the weekend features popular musicians familiar to many in South Lane County.

Friday’s performers are DJ Fallon Love from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Roger Kahane from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Windy Ridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday’s performers on the Starfire Stage are the Woolsey Brothers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Annie Mae Rhodes Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the Banner Bank Stage on Saturday, Stan Garboden hosts an open mike opportunity from 10 a.m. to Noon and perennial favorite Dr. Delusion performs his illusions from 4-5 p.m.

On Sunday, enjoy a traditional church service from 10 a.m. to Noon and Bradly Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor performs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food vendors are: Handyman Frito Boats, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Fairy Floss, Candy Cakez, Covered Bridge Brewing Group, Here's the Beef, Gramica's Menu, London Grange Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats, Paradise Shaved Ice, James Bohemia Johnson Historical Society and Kento Food Truck

Vendors this year include: Barefoot Books and Gifts, C & M Treasures, Color Street Manis, Dot Dot Smile, Edward's Treasures, Chaos Collective, Native Footprints, Pretty Girl, Kendra's Scentsy, Ryker's Kreation Station, Sandie's Tupperware, Brittny's Chainsaw Art, Tastefully Simple, Wood Toys, Morphed Creations and Crystals, Lula Roe with Jill and Kristy, Damsel in Defense and JT Creations

Board Secretary Alice Nowicki noted, “Community events like ours just don’t happen. It takes lots of time, effort, volunteers and sponsors to pull it all together for everyone’s enjoyment. We have a year-round organization that is managed by a board of volunteers who are committed to increasing the number of community events held throughout the year at the fairgrounds.”

Lots of fun and entertainment, with a genuine Americana vibe, await fairgoers this weekend as the Western Oregon Exposition celebrates the 90th anniversary of their old-fashioned country fair. People of all ages are invited to come and enjoy all the 2022 WOE Heritage Fair offers – including free birthday cake.

Fair hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free admission and free parking. Fairgoers are encouraged to bring cans and non-perishable food for Community Sharing’s pantry.

WOE President Ken Schwieger said board members are pleased with how this year’s fair is coming together with a mix of popular returning events and the introduction of some new events.

“Since its inception in 1932, the Western Oregon Exposition has been a family-friendly event,” Schwieger said. “We continue that tradition this year with attractions to please people of all ages and especially kids.”

In addition to the traditional country fair’s best-of-show competitions of among fresh flowers, vegetables, photography, art, pies and quilts, this year a new attraction is Superhero Captain America’s visit with kids on Saturday from Noon-4 pm. The Cottage Grove Lions Club offers a new youth competition with cash prizes for 10-year-olds and younger: a contest to dress up fruits and vegetables.

A popular returning attraction is the annual AWANA Pinewood Derby sponsored by Cottage Grove Bible Church. Kids decorate wooden race cars on Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday to compete in the Grand Prix for the title of fastest car.

Dana Merryday returns this year inviting fairgoers to take a walk on his unique monkey bridge. Hewlett Artistry provides its Jail Cell Photo Booth to create a keepsake of the fair for individuals and families. The real crowd pleasers are the Americana-style country fair games children play each day of the fair. They include: egg toss (for youth & adults), sack races, and treasure hunting in the hay pile.

Demonstrations have always been an important part of the WOE Heritage Fair. This year, OSU Extension Master Preserver Beth Pool offers a canning demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Liza Barclay of Laurel Mountain Farm will have a wool spinning demonstration. In the livestock barn, Austin and John Fine provide a sheep shearing demonstration. The antique hit-and-miss engines will be on display in the corral area. The Bohemia Mine Owners Association members will teach gold panning skills with real gold from the Bohemia Mining District.

The 2022 WOE Heritage Fair live music line-up for the weekend features popular musicians familiar to many in South Lane County.

Friday’s performers are DJ Fallon Love from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Roger Kahane from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Windy Ridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday’s performers on the Starfire Stage are the Woolsey Brothers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Annie Mae Rhodes Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the Banner Bank Stage on Saturday, Stan Garboden hosts an open mike opportunity from 10 a.m. to Noon and perennial favorite Dr. Delusion performs his illusions from 4-5 p.m.

On Sunday, enjoy a traditional church service from 10 a.m. to Noon and Bradly Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor performs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food vendors are: Handyman Frito Boats, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Fairy Floss, Candy Cakez, Covered Bridge Brewing Group, Here's the Beef, Gramica's Menu, London Grange Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats, Paradise Shaved Ice, James Bohemia Johnson Historical Society and Kento Food Truck

Vendors this year include: Barefoot Books and Gifts, C & M Treasures, Color Street Manis, Dot Dot Smile, Edward's Treasures, Chaos Collective, Native Footprints, Pretty Girl, Kendra's Scentsy, Ryker's Kreation Station, Sandie's Tupperware, Brittny's Chainsaw Art, Tastefully Simple, Wood Toys, Morphed Creations and Crystals, Lula Roe with Jill and Kristy, Damsel in Defense and JT Creations

Board Secretary Alice Nowicki noted, “Community events like ours just don’t happen. It takes lots of time, effort, volunteers and sponsors to pull it all together for everyone’s enjoyment. We have a year-round organization that is managed by a board of volunteers who are committed to increasing the number of community events held throughout the year at the fairgrounds.”

Lots of fun and entertainment, with a genuine Americana vibe, await fairgoers this weekend as the Western Oregon Exposition celebrates the 90th anniversary of their old-fashioned country fair. People of all ages are invited to come and enjoy all the 2022 WOE Heritage Fair offers – including free birthday cake.

Fair hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free admission and free parking. Fairgoers are encouraged to bring cans and non-perishable food for Community Sharing’s pantry.

WOE President Ken Schwieger said board members are pleased with how this year’s fair is coming together with a mix of popular returning events and the introduction of some new events.

“Since its inception in 1932, the Western Oregon Exposition has been a family-friendly event,” Schwieger said. “We continue that tradition this year with attractions to please people of all ages and especially kids.”

In addition to the traditional country fair’s best-of-show competitions of among fresh flowers, vegetables, photography, art, pies and quilts, this year a new attraction is Superhero Captain America’s visit with kids on Saturday from Noon-4 pm. The Cottage Grove Lions Club offers a new youth competition with cash prizes for 10-year-olds and younger: a contest to dress up fruits and vegetables.

A popular returning attraction is the annual AWANA Pinewood Derby sponsored by Cottage Grove Bible Church. Kids decorate wooden race cars on Friday and Saturday and return on Sunday to compete in the Grand Prix for the title of fastest car.

Dana Merryday returns this year inviting fairgoers to take a walk on his unique monkey bridge. Hewlett Artistry provides its Jail Cell Photo Booth to create a keepsake of the fair for individuals and families. The real crowd pleasers are the Americana-style country fair games children play each day of the fair. They include: egg toss (for youth & adults), sack races, and treasure hunting in the hay pile.

Demonstrations have always been an important part of the WOE Heritage Fair. This year, OSU Extension Master Preserver Beth Pool offers a canning demonstration on Saturday afternoon. Liza Barclay of Laurel Mountain Farm will have a wool spinning demonstration. In the livestock barn, Austin and John Fine provide a sheep shearing demonstration. The antique hit-and-miss engines will be on display in the corral area. The Bohemia Mine Owners Association members will teach gold panning skills with real gold from the Bohemia Mining District.

The 2022 WOE Heritage Fair live music line-up for the weekend features popular musicians familiar to many in South Lane County.

Friday’s performers are DJ Fallon Love from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Roger Kahane from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Windy Ridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday’s performers on the Starfire Stage are the Woolsey Brothers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Annie Mae Rhodes Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the Banner Bank Stage on Saturday, Stan Garboden hosts an open mike opportunity from 10 a.m. to Noon and perennial favorite Dr. Delusion performs his illusions from 4-5 p.m.

On Sunday, enjoy a traditional church service from 10 a.m. to noon and Bradly Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor performs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food vendors are: Handyman Frito Boats, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Fairy Floss, Candy Cakez, Covered Bridge Brewing Group, Here's the Beef, Gramica's Menu, London Grange Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats, Paradise Shaved Ice, James Bohemia Johnson Historical Society and Kento Food Truck

Vendors this year include: Barefoot Books and Gifts, C & M Treasures, Color Street Manis, Dot Dot Smile, Edward's Treasures, Chaos Collective, Native Footprints, Pretty Girl, Kendra's Scentsy, Ryker's Kreation Station, Sandie's Tupperware, Brittny's Chainsaw Art, Tastefully Simple, Wood Toys, Morphed Creations and Crystals, Lula Roe with Jill and Kristy, Damsel in Defense and JT Creations

Board Secretary Alice Nowicki noted, “Community events like ours just don’t happen. It takes lots of time, effort, volunteers and sponsors to pull it all together for everyone’s enjoyment. We have a year-round organization that is managed by a board of volunteers who are committed to increasing the number of community events held throughout the year at the fairgrounds.”

For more information, visit www.westernoregonexpo.org.

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