Sunday 18 August 2019
A Gazebo, At Honeyman State Park, Lane County, Oregon, As A Campsite Place

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A ventilated iron door covered a hole into which wood could be burned. The burning wood heated a cooking surface above. A raccoon-proof and bear-proof garbage can was available for Gazebo use. It specifically banned household garbage. Its sign said, "Deposit Garbage Here, Home Garbage Prohibited." The ceiling inside the Gazebo was created using stout logs and tightly fitted wooden boards. A porcelain sink was set into a wooden counter of the Gazebo. A hose faucet supplied water so that fish could be cleaned so that food could be prepared. View all

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Saturday 17 August 2019
Marina Rust, As A Form Of Deconstruction

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A rusted cylinder with a circular opening lay among green leaves and grass and other junk. A rust stain dribbled down the side of a boat on blocks in a dry-dock. The rust looked almost like the thinning hair of a former red headed ship. A rusty rectangle seemed to frame leaves and paper on the ground below it. The six holes that bordered it were used to attach it to something in the distant past. An old motor, perhaps used to drive a fan or to operate a pulley, sat silent and rusting in a junk pile at the Winchester Bay, Oregon marina. View all

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Friday 16 August 2019
The Fair Generally, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Most things were recycled or composted. Only the tiniest amount of discards found their way into a landfill bin. The entry to the fair announced itself as the 50th (with the zero a peach) Oregon Country Fair. A full half century of fun and entertainment. Just after 2:00 in the afternoon, the fair had become so crowded that it felt like it might burst at its seams. It was at this hour that a few sensible folks found their way to the exit and to the shuttle bus back to Eugene. The Morningwood Odditorium was a stage with seating that presented a wide range of novelty and vaudeville acts. View all

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Thursday 15 August 2019
Food, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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The "Cafe' Lafayette" sold Cajun foods, among which were Beignets. The decorations over the booth were designed to raise one's spirits. A "The Best Afghani Cuisine" booth advertised Breakfast for $7.00. That breakfast included, "Eggs, tomato, onion, turkey bacon, bread, chai tea with cardamom." A "You Are Here" sign was atop a booth that sold coffee products and crepes. It was shortly after noon, and people still needed to wake up. A man dressed in a cupcake costume invited folk in to enjoy cupcakes at the "Organic Cupcakes" booth. Notice his hat was whipped cream with a cherry on top. View all

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Wednesday 14 August 2019
Signs, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A large hand-painted map was posted on a stand in a clearing. It contained a "Legendary" legend. If the map could be followed, the location of "Toilets" and "Stages" could be found. In previous years it was always difficult to find the fair's exit. This "Exit This Way" sign pointed the way, but it too was confusing. It took longer to exit the fair than was reasonable. A "O.C.F. Vote G.O.T.V. Get Out The Vote" sign was posted high on a fence bordering the fair. On the sign, the "O.C.F." stood for Oregon Country Fair. View all

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Tuesday 13 August 2019
Music Generally, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A section of the children's play area offered a selection of music related items to play. They included cymbals, horns, bells, and a xylophone. A video that presents a few samples of music available at the 2019 50th Annual Oregon Country Fair, View all

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Monday 12 August 2019
A Parade, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Another member of the parade was a blue giant (a costume worn by a person on stilts). A person carrying a ball on a stick led the blue giant along the parade route. The parade was led by two people carrying large fake fish impaled on long sticks. The man in the lead held two fish, while the man following him carried only one fish. Drummers had just passed by which lent a nice rhythm to the parade. View all

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Sunday 11 August 2019
The Nick Drummond Band, Performed at the Monkey Palace, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Those nearest the stage danced to the music. The Band played on a modest stage that stood just in front of one of the stout pillars that held up the tent. The Sign for the "Monkey Palace," stood on the lawn in front of the tent. Some of the audience sat on the grass. Others behind them stood to listen to the music. All were shaded by the huge tent. A schedule of bands was posted just inside the big tent. It read, Scattered Day 7/13 11:00 — Popgoji 12:15 — Nick Drummond Band 1:30 — Nowhere Band 3:00 — Living Roots 4:15 — Ollie Bunson 4:30 — Free Creatures 5:45 — Free People View all

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Saturday 10 August 2019
Shady Grove Stage, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A whiteboard sign listed the groups and musicians that would play on the Shady Grove stage at the 2019 50th Annual Oregon Country Fair. Note that the sign misspelled "Casey Neill" as "Casey Neil." The audience sat in shade at the Shady Grove stage. Those few, that sat back far enough to sit in the sun, wore straw hats for solar protection. Casey Neill and the Norway Rats were just finishing up their performance on the Shady Grove stage. View all

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Friday 9 August 2019
Drummers, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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One woman danced with so much abandon that she danced with eyes shut, and totally abandoned herself to the rhythm. Many drummers brought their drums to the fair and gathered in an area set aside for drumming. Here, two drummers created a rhythm using just their hands. Drumming was not just a male activity. Several women also joined the drumming group and played drums. Here, one woman drummed using drumsticks. While some drummed using just their hands, others drummed using drumsticks. The drumming rhythm was so captivating it drove many to dance. View all

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Thursday 8 August 2019
Booths Generally, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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One booth sold "Ice Cream Sandwiches" and "Perogies." As the day warmed and became hot, the Ice Cream Sandwiches became very desirable. Dozens of red crosses on white banners hung over the pathway through the fair. A single sign read, "Medical Care," with a red arrow pointed right at the Medical Care booth. The "Body Rocks" booth sold "Handmade Massage Tools," and "Handcrafted Massage Stones." Next to that booth was another called, "Green Heart Herbal Co." The Visionary Lounge was a booth covered in muted clothes and available for meditation. This device was one of a pair of large rotating cylinders that bracketed the entrance. View all

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Wednesday 7 August 2019
Rebo Gazebo, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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The sign was high on the back wall of the gazebo. It read, "Rebo Gazebo," with no explanation of why it was called that. A man, carrying a mirror while wearing rabbit ears, walked past Rebo Gazebo. Folks sat on the decorative steps of the gazebo. Crowds walked past the Rebo Gazebo. Only one brave soul, wearing a top hat, walked on the raised floor of the Rebo Gazebo. The mirror caught a reflection of a person walking away from Rebo Gazebo. The gazebo was built using many curved sections of wood. View all

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Tuesday 6 August 2019
At The Stewardship Booth, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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The Earthcapades Vaudeville group was just concluding its performance. They had juggled, joked, played guitar, and sang. A map labeled, "Oregon Country Fair, Stewardship & Sustainability," described in detail the care of creeks and the surrounding land. Another poster described how to, "Grow Your Own at Alice's Garden." Another poster headlined, "Oregon Country Fair, Celebrating 50 Years of Sustainable Practices 1969-2019." An A-frame folding blackboard described the events scheduled for Saturday "At The Stewardship" booth. At this time, "Earthcapades Vaudeville" was just finishing a performance. View all

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Monday 5 August 2019
Free Juggling Lessons, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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In addition to juggling balls, folks also learned to juggle pins. Juggling lessons provided a fun skill for all ages. A woman held three juggling balls in one hand, while a man stooped to pick up fallen juggling balls. This happened in front of a sign that read, "Free Juggling Lessons." A man learned to juggle three balls. He clearly concentrated hard to master this skill. An overview shot of the "Free Juggling Lessons" booth, with its multicolored cloth ceiling and bamboo structure. View all

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