Country Music and Corn Dogs, Yamhill County's Best

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The Yamhill County Fair
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The Yamhill County Fair is the oldest fair in Oregon

It provides great family entertainment and fun with top performers. Enjoy the animal exhibits and shows featuring:

Demolition Derby, Aug. 7. To be held in the Cascade Steel Arena, an outdoor arena that is also used for the rodeo.

ProWest Rodeo with a variety of events that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
4-H and FFA shows, public, and student exhibits displayed.

Live music including Mitchell Tenpenny, Ned LeDoux, and Quiet Riot.

Carnival rides. Rainer Amusements will be here again with great rides, games, and attractions.

Talent Contest. Open to residents of Yamhill County only, this contest is for contestants of all ages. Past participants include singers, dancers, actors, and a young man demonstrating his whip-cracking skills.

Here's a great video with clips from the Talent Show in 2012.

Fly Girls, a Professional Highspeed Rodeo Drill Team

The 2021 fair will run from August 4–7th.

The Yamhill County Fair has booked several live performances for this summer’s fair. 

Aug 4. Craig Morgan.

This multi-faceted entertainer is a musician, TV personality, and outdoorsman. You may know him from his hit 'That's What I Love About Sunday.'

Aug. 5

Mitchell Tenpenny is a country singer and songwriter. His breakout song came from the debut album “Telling All My Secrets.” The hit single that made him famous is “Drunk Me”. It has earned more than 170 million on-demand streams and surpassed 1 million certifiable units in the U.S. He is an American country pop singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

Aug 6

Ned LeDoux is another talented country singer/songwriter who will be performing at Yamhill County Fair this year. His debut EP is, “Forever a Cowboy.”  He was born in Kaycee, Wyoming, which is also the hometown of his father, country music singer Chris LeDoux.

LeDoux is well known for his high-energy live shows that mix western roots with the rock and roll influences of his youth. His goal is to leave his audience loving his music so much they are left wanting more.

Aug 7

Quiet Riot is an ’80s metal band, which is a departure for Yamhill as country music is their usual choice. This band is best known for big hair, screaming lyrics, and over-the-top shenanigans on stage. They're trying something new with this 'oldie, but a goodie' Rock and Roll band.

Yamhill County Fair Ambassador Program

This program was designed to provide a scholarship for youth in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo history and tradition. The Ambassador will promote community outreach and volunteerism for events during the fair.

The County is proud to provide a place for youth, including 4-H, FFA, and Oregon High School Equestrian Teams. 

“Our goal is to provide something for everyone, including wholesome entertainment and activities.” Yamhill County. 

Yamhill County Fairgrounds

October 1854 was the first fair in Yamhill County. It was held in Lafayette, Oregon, and was sponsored by the Yamhill County Agricultural Society.

Back then, fairs included displays and competitions which included bed quilts, butter, cheese, vegetables, cattle, sheep, hogs, farm implements, horses, mules, and more.

Our current location is on 30 acres with housing for exhibits and animals as well as a show arena open year-round for shows and youth events.

Yamhill County is in the heart of wine country. The Fairgrounds hosts many other events during the year, including 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.

The 2021 fair will run from August 4–7th.
Admission to the fair includes all entertainment for that day and evening, which includes concerts, rodeo events, the demolition derby, and more.

Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville, OR 97128
2070 Northeast Lafayette Avenue

Sources: Oregon Live, Yamhill County OR, Pamplin Media,

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