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Everything you want to know about the Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo



The New Lincoln County Fair is a Celebration of Community and Fun in Newport, Oregon


The Lincoln County Fair is back! Held in the City of Newport, Oregon, this beloved community event promises three days of fun, food, and festivities for all ages. With free admission, delicious food vendors, a rodeo (entry fee), activities and exhibits, and a packed schedule of entertainment, the Lincoln County Fair is the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. Read below to see what you can expect at this year's fair!


Thursday, July 4: Kick Off with a Bang


Music and Entertainment

Start your Independence Day celebrations at the Lincoln County Fair, where music and entertainment will fill the air from morning until evening. The Main Stage will feature a variety of acts to keep you entertained throughout the day:

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Ronnie J

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: TBA

  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Joe Stoddard

  • 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Pearle Peterson

  • 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm: Saundra Perrin

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Buzzkill


Family Fun Activities

The fun doesn't stop at the stage! Take a ride on a camel in front of the 4-H Animal Barn, or explore the OMSI Interactive Display in the Main Exhibit Hall. These activities are perfect for families looking to create unforgettable memories.


Special Contests

Thursday also features exciting contests like the Blueberry Blast Contest sponsored by Gibson Farms and the Old Fashioned Classic Cake Contest sponsored by Connie Absher & Patience Knight. Be sure to check the fair guide for details on how to participate.


Friday, July 5: Full Day of Festivities


Music and Entertainment

Friday's lineup on the Main Stage ensures there's never a dull moment:

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Ronnie J

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Drum Circle

  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Joe Stoddard

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Blue Variant

  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Rockfish

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: River Divide


Special Events

  • Camel Rides: All day in front of the 4-H Animal Barn.

  • Bingo: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Floral Building, sponsored by Oceanview Senior Living.

  • Senior Fair: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Main Exhibit Hall, featuring a special Senior BBQ at noon (while supplies last).

  • OMSI Interactive Display: All day in the Main Exhibit Hall.


Lincoln County Pro Rodeo

Don't miss the excitement of the NPRA-sanctioned Lincoln County Pro Rodeo at 6:00 pm! Tickets are available on http://Ticketleap.com  and will also be sold at the gate one hour prior to the event (CASH ONLY). For more information on NPRA, visit their website.


Special Contests

Friday features the Pie Perfection Contest sponsored by Willamette Valley Pie Company and the Building Block Contest. These are great opportunities to showcase your skills and win some prizes!


Saturday, July 6: Grand Finale


Music and Entertainment

The final day of the fair promises even more entertainment on the Main Stage:

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Ronnie J

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Joe Stoddard

  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Weird Science 2.0

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: TBA

  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Six Eyes High

  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: River Divide


Special Events

Thanks to the generous support of Samaritan Health Services, admission is free on Saturday! Enjoy a full day of activities including:

  • Camel Rides: All day in front of the 4-H Animal Barn.

  • OMSI Interactive Display: All day in the Main Exhibit Hall.

  • Seas the Day: 1:00 pm at the Newport Rotary (Rodeo Arena).

  • 4-H Market Auction: 2:00 pm.


Lincoln County Pro Rodeo

Experience the thrill of the NPRA-sanctioned Lincoln County Pro Rodeo once again at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available on http://Ticketleap.com  and will be sold at the gate one hour prior to the event (CASH ONLY). For more information on NPRA, visit their website.


Special Contests

Saturday's contests include the Hazelnut Crack It Up Contest sponsored by Hazelnut Growers of Oregon. Make sure to participate and enjoy the fun!


Exhibits and Competitions

We are excited to announce that there is still no entry fee for static exhibits. We hope to continue to encourage broad participation by keeping it free to enter as many exhibits as you like for judging. This does mean that we have eliminated premiums for top placements; however, special prizes and ribbons will still be awarded.

Due to low participation, we are not offering animal judging this year. Please let us know if you want us to bring it back and who might be able to help make it happen, as we always want to include as wide a representation possible of our county's riches!


Exhibit Categories

The fair offers a wide variety of open class categories including:

  • Land products/agriculture

  • Arts, crafts, hobbies

  • Baked goods

  • Floral and horticulture

  • Food preservation

  • Photography

Exhibits will be released on Sunday, July 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For questions about Open Class exhibits, please email lincolnentries@gmail.com.


Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities

The Lincoln County Fair relies on the support of dedicated volunteers. If you're interested in helping out during the fair or assisting with setup and teardown, please download, complete, and submit the Volunteer Interest Form. Your support helps make this community event a success!


The Lincoln County Fair is a celebration of community spirit that makes Newport, Oregon, special. From live music and exciting entertainment to family-friendly activities and delicious food, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars and join us for a weekend of fun and festive experiences. We can't wait to see you there!


For more information, visit the Lincoln County Fair's official website.


See you at the fair & rodeo!




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