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Aug 3

Jul 30 -

2024 Clatsop County Fair

“The Forest to the Farm”

More information available soon!

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2024 CLATSOP COUNTY FAIR

POSTER CONTEST

Deadline: Friday, March 1

CONTEST DETAILS

  • Entry form must accompany the entry. One entry per person.
  • All entries must be the original artwork of the submitting artist.
  • Artwork should reflect the theme of the 2024 Fair: “Forest to the Farm: A Timber and Agriculture ​Showcase. Exploring the interconnectedness of forestry and agriculture in Clatsop County”.
  • The words “Clatsop County Fair” and Fair dates will be added to the design of the poster after the ​selection is made. No wording on the poster, unless it is specific to the design.
  • Artwork should be poster size, approx. 11” x 17” (portrait, not landscape)

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • Open to all ages.
  • Artwork must be family friendly.
  • Artwork should NOT include: lettering, dates, etc. (Clatsop County Fair will add these details).
  • Medium is the artist’s choice but must be in color.


  • Remember that the selected design will be utilized in the production of posters and other media so colors ​must strong, design bold, and avoid elements that do not reproduce clearly such as shading. No small ​sketchy design. Needs to be bold and graphic.
  • Only materials that are flat or create a two-dimensional effect may be used.
  • Fair Board will select the top finalists. A public survey will determine the winning poster design.
  • Clatsop County Fair & Expo will retain all rights to the design.
  • The selected artist will receive: two (2) 2024 Fair concert tickets (show date: August 2nd); two (2) 2024 ​Fair Season Passes; Meals for two (2) at the 4-H Chicken Coop and a Bio in Fair Guide.

sUBMITTING ARTWORK

  • A Poster Contest Entry Form must accompany the submitted artwork.
  • Artwork can be mailed or dropped-of at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Office during business hours.
  • Digital art can be emailed to Fair@clatsopcounty.gov (entry form must accompany art).
  • After the selection has been made, artists will be notified. Those who desire, may pick-up their submission ​at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Office during business hours.

Copyright reminder

Copyright is a protection by U.S. laws for the authors and creators of original work. A copyright protects the particular manner of expression of ideas but not the ideas of themselves. Remember to use your imagination ​because you own ideas are the BEST! All entries must be the original artwork of the submitting artist.


Committees:


  • Fair Advertising/Marketing
  • Fair Concert
  • Non Music Entertainment at the Fair
  • Fair Security/Emergency Response ​and Parking
  • Fair Sponsorships and Vendor ​Acquisition
  • Fair Volunteer Acquisition

Scan the QR code to read the committee descriptions and to sign-up or CLICK HERE

Thank you for attending the

2023 Clatsop County Fair !

August 1-5, 2023

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Concert Sponsors:

OMSI Science Festival Sponsor:

Thank you

Volunteers!

Flowers Nature Seamless Pattern
Outlined Square

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2023 Fair Tab, published by The Astorian.

About Us

The Clatsop County Fair & Expo is located on 109 verdant acres overlooking the Wallooski River, just three miles from Astoria.


The facilities include:

  • 15,000-square-foot exhibit hall
  • 40,000-square-foot indoor arena that seats 1,800 spectators
  • Hard-surface parking for 1,000 cars
  • Ample close-in parking for exhibitors
  • Horse barns for 100
  • Spacious outdoor entertainment carnival areas
  • And other facilities

Fair History

The first Clatsop County Fair was held with the annual Astoria Regatta in 1905 at the Hedrick Theater at ​12th and Duane streets in downtown Astoria. In 1911, the county granges brought the fair to Gearhart ​Park. By 1920, the fair had returned to downtown Astoria. The fair was held at the Port of Astoria from ​1921 until 1941, when the fairground opened at 20th Street and Marine Drive at the east end of Astoria. ​This site was used through the 1994 season.


In 1994, Clatsop County turned over the old John Jacob Astor Experiment Station (more recently used as ​the Clatsop Community College farm) to the Fair Board for the new home. County voters approved a ​$1.995 million bond measure and, with revenue from the sale of the old site, for improvements. However, ​the county used accrued timber revenues to pay off bonds, and taxpayers never had to pay the bond ​measure.


Since opening in August 1995 at our present location, the fairground has been in constant use. Events ​have included concerts by Willie Nelson and Tracy Lawrence, monster trucks, mud bogs, car shows, ​swap meets, circus, go-kart races, wedding receptions, bazaars, banquets, meeting, indoor rodeos and ​many large RV rallies.

Decorative Light Bulbs at a Wedding Party

Facility Rentals

Our Clatsop County Fairgrounds offers many facility options to rent.


What's included?

Rentals include - Day before set-up, use of facility tables and chairs and sound systems. Any additional ​needs may include fees, contact staff for further information.


How do I rent a facility?

Fill out an application online.


What events are allowed?

  • Weddings
  • Banquets
  • Funeral Services
  • Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • & more!


Questions?

Call us at (503) 325-4600

Additional Fees:

  • ALCOHOL 15% of sales
  • CATERING 10% of sales

Exhibit Hall

$1,000 per day.


Kitchen Use - Additional $400

Exhibit Hall Amenities

  • Decorative string lights
  • Cement floors
  • Multiple exits
  • Tables (round & rectangle) & chairs
  • Stage (removable) and podium

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental of the facility.

A Facility Rental Agreement will be provided if the date and space is available.

Annex

$300 per day.

Annex Amenities

  • Indoor & outdoor use
  • Tables (round & rectangle) & chairs
  • Bar use

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental of the facility.

A Facility Rental Agreement will be provided if the date and space is available.

Dairy Barn


$300 per day.

Barn Amenities

  • Cement floors
  • Chairs
  • Decorative string lights

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental of the facility.

A Facility Rental Agreement will be provided if the date and space is available.

Indoor Arena

$2,000 minimum.


Based on event type/ticketing.

Arena Amenities

  • Partial cement floor
  • Dirt arena
  • Bleachers included

Floor covering the arena dirt

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental of the facility.

A Facility Rental Agreement will be provided if the date and space is available.

Outdoor Arena

$250 per day.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Fenced in area
  • Sand/dirt arena

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental of the facility.

A Facility Rental Agreement will be provided if the date and space is available.

Horse Stalls

$15 each.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Enclosed stalls
  • Sand/dirt floors

Submitting a Rental Request Form does not guarantee rental.

Staff will review requests.

Rv's/Camping

$35 per night + 10.5% transient room tax

Transient Room Tax is collected by Clatsop County for any ​rentals of rooms or space for lodging for a period of less ​than 30 consecutive days.


Maximum stay 14 days.


No Septic provided.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Power
  • Water


VERY IMPORTANT. Camping is restricted in this lot on the following dates due to special events:

  • April 25 - 28, 2024: Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood Wine Festival. If you are a festival ​vendor interested in camping, contact the Event Organizer, not the Clatsop County Fair & ​Expo.
  • June 20 - 23, 2024: Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. If you are a festival vendor interested ​in camping, contact the Event Organizer, not the Clatsop County Fair & Expo.
  • July 24 - August 5, 2024: Clatsop County Fair (camping in this lot is available for Fair ​vendors and contractors ONLY).
  • August 7 - 11, 2024: Cascadia Coastal Cup. If you are involved with this special event, you ​need to make reservations through the Event Organizer, not the Clatsop County Fair & Expo.


Fair Board

The Clatsop County Fair Board, five member citizen committee appointed to three-year terms by the ​Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, is charged by Oregon law with the management of the ​Clatsop County Fair & Expo and annual county fair. Board meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of ​every month unless otherwise noted.

Fair Board:

  • Matt Bellingham, Chair
  • Sarah Finn, Vice Chair
  • Brittany Israel
  • Kallie Linder
  • Mallory Litehiser

contact

kyle sharpsteen, FairGROUNDS manager

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Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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92937 Walluski Loop

Astoria, OR 97103

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503.325.4600

503.325.5658

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