This year’s Lincoln County Fair, August 14-16, will have more of a hometown feeling than just hummin’ along with some famous country western music star. Entertainment at this year’s 2015 Lincoln County Fair is likely to be local musicians and singers – something more human scale without all the electronics and lights. And there will likely be more entertainers if the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H group has their way.
The former Town & Country Fair gave up the ghost a few months back, not able to make a financial go of it. But it’s probably that very thing that doesn’t concern Cooperative Extension. They’re not in it to make a profit – they’re in it to bring the community together in a celebration of everything that is Lincoln County – healthy living, science, robotics, electronics and marine science, arts and music, fishing, education, sheep, cattle, hay, and timber, glassblowers, driftwood sculptors and painters, photographers, magicians, rockhounds, beachcombers and jugglers. And of course lots and lots of food vendors pushing healthier foods and tasty treats.
And oh…there will still be lots of cows, sheep, lambs, chickens, rabbits horses, cows and an occasional exotic animal to keep it really interesting. 4-H will also have their traditional “Domestic Goddess” entries of clothing, flower arranging, canning, gardening and all the rest. Don’t forget the pony rides for the kids.
Still gravitating away from the profit line, Cooperative Extension says there won’t be an admission charge this year. You just walk through the gate at the Fairgrounds like you own the place…because you do!
To pull off this ambitious undertaking, Cooperative Extension will need volunteers – and lots of them. For those who would like to be part of this total “re-do” of the Lincoln County Fair you should contact Michele Osterhoudt or Todd Williver at Lincoln County Cooperative Extension at 541-574-6534, or you can email them at: Michele.Osterhoudt@OregonState.Edu.OR or Todd.Williver@OregonState.Edu.OR
Set aside the dates: August 14, 15 and 16th for the revamped and more downhome Lincoln County Fair, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Newport. Remember! Admission is FREE!