Friday, August 28, 2009

....The Oregon State Fair Opens Today....

Oregon 150

You're invited to Oregon's Big Birthday Bash at the 2009 Oregon State Fair! Oregon 150 kick-off has been scheduled for Friday, August 28th in the afternoon (3:30 pm) with the Governor at the Fair to unveil the new State Fair icon, announce a new special Oregon Heritage designation and begin an 11-day celebration of Oregon!

We've planned special days to celebrate everything great about this state. Special opening day events, Veterans' Day celebration, special displays and exhibits, Kids Birthday party, Agriculture Day Celebration, and so much more!

Opening night celebration features... Celebration Oregon!, the all Oregon wine awards and celebration, a very special Oregon/Oregon play AND a Pink Martini concert AND a laser light show! See daily schedule for more information...

September 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the Pavilion, Grand Entry 6 pm

Saddle up for the NPRA Rodeo Finals in the Pavilion! We’re bringing back this great family tradition with four nights of rip-roaring fun. Children ages 6-10 may participate in the grand finale pig riot at the conclusion of each rodeo performance. Don't miss the Down in the Dirt Party Friday, September 4th with Aaron Tippin! (Down in the Dirt Party, end of Rodeo performance, approximately 9:30 pm). Tickets for the Down in the Dirt Party are $10.00 (without Fair Admission).


To let Oregonians know just how BIG the 2009 Oregon State Fair is, The Big Tomato (a 13 1/2 foot-tall tomato) is touring communities across the state. Just like the Fair, the tomato is too big to miss! It will be popping up around Portland, the Gorge, Dallas, Salem and many more locations in Oregon. Go to the Tomato on one of its many stops to receive Fair coupons!

2009 Tomato Tour Schedule
Most importantly, The Big Tomato wants to give you a discount to the Oregon State Fair! The Big Tomato Coupon to Fair

The Oregon State Fair would like to thank Skyline Ford for its sponsorship of the Tomato Tour by providing the Ford truck that transports the 1935 International to its appearances across Oregon this summer.
You can friend the tomato on Facebook and see photos of the tomato on Flickr. If you get a picture of the tomato please tag it ‘thebigtomato’.

To see last minute updates and follow the movement, The Big Tomato has an account on Twitter.