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Welcome to the website for the Oldest County Fair in Oregon. The first fair in Yamhill County was October 7, 1854, and was held in Lafayette, Oregon. It was sponsored by the Yamhill County Agricultural Society, which formed in 1853. That first fair included bed quilts, butter, cheese, vegetables, cattle, sheep, hogs, farm implements, horses, mules and so much more.

Over the years there were many changes to the county fair location and facilities. The current site was acquired by parcels over several years and buildings were added. Our current location, just off of Highway 99W on Lafayette Avenue, is on 30 acres with housing for exhibits and animals as well as a show arena open year-round for shows and youth events.


We are in the center of Yamhill County in the heart of wine country. Our facilities host the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo each year as well as a variety of events throughout the year to include trade shows, conferences, parties, weddings, banquets, horse shows, and dog shows. Our grounds feature facilities and locations for outdoor and indoor events of all types.










About Us/Contact Us

'Our History'

Location & Hours:

2070 NE Lafayette Ave
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503)434-7524 Fax: (503)435-1860
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday thru Friday

 Click Here for Driving Directions & Map

Arena Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Open for riding when not rented or an event;
always open on Tuesdays.
(see Public Riding)

Staff Info:

Gary Wertz - Fair Manager 
Lana Drew - Office Manager
Al Westhoff - Fair Coordinator

E-Mail Fair & Rodeo   

Track ran by Portland Karting Association - Click Here for more info

2018 Fair - Blue Ribbon Dreams!


Fair Open Class Exhibitors Handbook 
Fair Schedule
Fair Park Ride Schedule
Fair Park Ride Map
State Fair Info
Fair Volunteer
Fair Rodeo
Fair Ambassadors Info & Application

Event Center Information

Some of Our Annual Events

Arena Info:

Arena Rules
Arena Rates
Arena Schedule
Arena Flyers
Arena Public Riding

Fall Frenzy Gaming Play Days Series

Short-stay boarding and/or RV camping

Heritage Building and Jake's Lawn
Picnic Pavilion and Garden Lawns

Our Fair Board

Mission & Vision Statement

Chairman - Dean Schulze
Vice Chair - April Courtney
Leslie Lewis
John Kemper
John W. Nyberg
Email -

Board Meetings - 2018
Board Meetings - 2017
Board Meetings - 2016
Board Meetings - 2015

© 2000 - 2018 Yamhill County. All rights reserved. Links to external sites do not constitute endorsements by Yamhill County.

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