The Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
Lottery funds help make blue ribbon memories
Sunshine and snow cones. The thrill of the roller coaster. Your kids giggling, getting their faces painted. Great concerts. Fun contests. From the cows to the corndogs, the Oregon State Fair is a treasure trove of memories for just about everybody in Oregon. And the Oregon Lottery helps keep this 150-year old tradition going, by funding a portion of operations for both the 11-day fair and for the Expo Center, a year ’round venue for special events, meetings and more.
But it takes more than tradition to survive in the 21st century business environment. State fairs everywhere are facing tough economic times and dwindling attendance. In Oregon, where farm traditions run deep, the state fair attendance has climbed steadily since 2009. Lottery funds help make that happen. The future of the fair and Expo Center business venues depend on innovation, technological savvy and strong partners like the Oregon Lottery to help them thrive and be an endearing memory for generations to come.
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