PHOTOS: Animals and adventures at the Oregon State Fair

Oregonians flock to Salem all week for the 2022 Oregon State Fair, which features a mix of live performances, animal shows, vendors and rides.

The fair will be open through Monday, September 6 at the State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website of the fair or check out the Salem Reporter’s list of highlights for this year’s fair.

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Chester, one of the legendary Longhorns, stands for a portrait at the Oregon State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Enjoying an evening ride on the midway roller coaster at the Oregon State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Sam and Morokot Schafer enjoy a pineapple drink in the shade at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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There were ten very happy piglets in the pig barn at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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A little gentle scratching goes a long way in calming a contestant in the dairy goat competition during the FFA show at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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An honored tradition is enjoying an ice cream cone from Oregon Dairy Women’s Red Barn. All proceeds go to fund 4-H, FFA and other programs, including Dairy Princess Ambassadors. Friday, August 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Lumberjacks see who’s faster: the crosscut saw or the chainsaw at the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Woodrow the Horned Dorset Sheep gets a clip from Katie Hartman and Cody Nicholson-Stratton before the show at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Ava Glaser and a friend give her animal the full spa treatment in the barn before hitting the ring at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Playing giant chess was an option at the Oregon State Fair in the Wilderness area at the Oregon State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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An aerial view of the midway at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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A barrel racer speeds around a barrel in a 14-second race at the Hell on Hooves Rough Stock rodeo on Friday, Aug. 26. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Finding the perfect hat for the Hell on Hooves Rough Stock rodeo on Friday, August 26. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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At the car show during the 2022 Oregon State Fair, Sharon Sutton carefully dusts her 1950 Ford Custom. They’ve owned the car for 25 years and enjoy driving it on nice days. (Laura Tesler/Special to the Salem Reporter)
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Brylee Hanson gets some advice from the judge as she shows off her mongrel pig during the Senior Master 4-H Showmanship competition at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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You are never too young to start showing off your cattle. Callan Ricksger and Peyton Woods show off their red Angus heifer at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Antonio Salgado of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows some visitors at the booth how to find some of the birds for the scavenger hunt at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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Hillsboro High School’s Sangre Azul mariachi band entertains the crowd on Saturday, Aug. 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
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One of the many gastronomic delights at the Oregon State Fair is delivered to a satisfied customer on Saturday, August 27. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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