Wednesday 21 August 2019
The Greenhouse, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

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Flowering cactus plants were displayed in a plastic tray. Only four of the cactus had tags to help identify them. At the end of one aisle stood a young tree in a pot. That tree stood in front of a tall electrical breaker box. In the center of the greenhouse was a double decker arrangement of wooden shelves. Plants rested on those shelves in a wide variety of pots. The greenhouse at Shore Acres State Park was large with lots of wooden shelves for plants and seedlings. Watering cans and other garden supplies were stored on the floor under the shelves. View all

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Tuesday 20 August 2019
Seating, In Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

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A brick-work bench surrounded a small but elegant fountain. Another bench formed an L behind the fountain. A bench had been placed in a circle of bricks. The bricks were placed inside a well maintained lawn. Tufts of grass began to poke their heads up between the bricks. A slice of a tree trunk was erected behind a seating bench near the entry to Shore Acres State Park. Lovely pink with a few white flowers decorated the garden behind a bench. People sat on the steps leading up to a massive gazebo at the midpoint of the garden. View all

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Monday 19 August 2019
Branch Art, Artist: Unknown, Beach Loop Road, Bandon, Oregon

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A deer created from branches dashed across a lawn just outside Bandon, Oregon. There were no signs identifying the artist. A fisherman, made of wood branches, hid in bushes and cast his line far across the lawn. An American style football player carried the ball under one arm and straight-armed a tackler with the other arm. A sculpture hung from a tree. It was made of curved branches and multicolored stretched yarns. Two dinosaurs, created from wood branches, dashed in opposite directions as if afraid of something in the forest. A dinosaur rushed out of the forest and across the lawn. View all

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

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A lower iron door provided access to the trash soot left over from burning wood above. The door had been left ajar and was showing signs of rust. The ceiling inside the Gazebo was created using stout logs and tightly fitted wooden boards. A ventilated iron door covered a hole into which wood could be burned. The burning wood heated a cooking surface above. A gazebo was built alongside the lake. Because it was legal to keep some caught fish, the gazebo was built so that folks could clean and cook their fish right there by the lakeside. Of course, the gazebo was also available to anyone that needed a sheltered place to picnic. View all

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

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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. 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. 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. 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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The Morningwood Odditorium was a stage with seating that presented a wide range of novelty and vaudeville acts. The fair became more crowded as mid afternoon approached. People walked peacefully in all different directions. Some aisles were blocked by people lined up to buy food. The Monkey Palace was a set of colorful tents covering a stage and seating area under the shade of which bands played. Kids played on a wooden chair that was so large it must have been made for a giant to sit on it. 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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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. 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 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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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 sign that read, "I'd Rather Pay For any single celled organism or spores or even poop Than War." The sign was sponsored by, "Community Alliance of Lane County," and by "WAND Women. Power. Peace." 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 video that presents a few samples of music available at the 2019 50th Annual Oregon Country Fair, 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. 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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A shot of the band playing with the audience in the foreground. Some sat on the grass. Others stood to listen. Many danced, including adults and children. The Nick Drummond Band performed under a huge colorful tent called The Monkey Palace. Many folks walked past the tent without venturing inside. 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. 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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While some drummed using just their hands, others drummed using drumsticks. The drumming rhythm was so captivating it drove many to dance. 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. One woman danced with so much abandon that she danced with eyes shut, and totally abandoned herself to the rhythm. Drumming was not just a male activity. Several women also joined the drumming group and played drums. Here, one woman drummed using drumsticks. 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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The "Ask Headwear" booth sold baseball-style hats in many decorative colors and designs. 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 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. One booth sold "Ice Cream Sandwiches" and "Perogies." As the day warmed and became hot, the Ice Cream Sandwiches became very desirable. View all

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