Clatsop County Fair & expo

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Clatsop County Fair 2022

Upcoming EVENTS

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Trace Adkins Concert

Gates open at 6pm

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 the 15,000-square-foot ​exhibit hall, a 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 and 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.

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

Annex

$300.00 per day.

Annex Amenities

  • Decorative Lights
  • Indoor & Outdoor Use
  • Round Tables & Chairs
  • Bar Use

Exhibit Hall

$1,000.00 per day.


Kitchen Use - Additional $400.00

Exhibit Hall Amenities

  • Decorative Lights
  • Cement Floors
  • Full Kitchen Use with Walk-in Fridge
  • Multiple Exits
  • Round Tables & Chairs

Dairy Barn

$300.00 per day.


Aux heat - Additional $150.00.

Barn Amenities

  • Cement Floors
  • Chairs


Indoor Arena

$2,000.00 minimum.


Based on event type/ticketing.

Arena Amenities

  • Partial cement floor
  • Dirt arena
  • Bleachers included

Outdoor Arena

$250.00 per day.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Fenced in area
  • Sand/dirt arena

Horse Stalls

$15.00 each.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Enclosed Stalls
  • Sand/dirt floors

Rv's/Camping

$35.00 per night.


No Septic provided.

Outdoor Amenities

  • Power
  • Water

Fair Board

The Fair Board is responsible for the exclusive management of the Clatsop County Fairgrounds and ​organizing the annual county fair. Its five members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners to ​three-year terms. The Clatsop County Fair Board, a citizen committee appointed by the Clatsop County ​Board of Commissioners, is charged by Oregon law with the management of the fairgrounds and ​county fair. Board meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted.

Fair Board:

  • Michael A. Autio
  • Kallie Linder
  • Matt Bellingham
  • Jack Ficken
  • Brittany Israel

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Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

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92937 Walluski Loop

Astoria, OR 97103

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503. 325.4600

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503. 325.5658

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