Too Big To Miss! The Oregon State Fair
The Oregon State Fair opened last week under the theme “Too Big to Miss” and, as always, the crowds came pouring in. There is really no better place to see Oregon agriculture all together, up close and personal, than at the Oregon State Fair.
All areas of agriculture are on exhibit; the Oregon wine industry, Oregon home grown textiles, farm, garden, floral and thousands of 4-H exhibits showcasing Oregon’s hand-crafted best. And then, of course, there’s the dairy barn. I may be a bit biased, but I think the dairy barn is one of the best exhibits at the fair. You will see proud 4-H kids and their families camped out in the barn with their dairy cows, ready to show them in the dairy livestock judging competition. It’s fun to see the kids light up when you ask about their animals. They have worked all year with their animals to get to this point.
If you are looking for Tillamook Cheese to sample while you enjoy the fair, wind your way through the cotton candy and BBQ vendors to the Jackman-Long Building to find volunteers at the Tillamook County booth handing out samples of award-winning Tillamook Cheese. In an effort to be “Too Big to Miss”, we brought along some oversized Cheddar Cheese and an Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream carton.
So stop by, say hello at the booth, and learn about all the cool things to do next time you visit the Cheese Factory.