About the Tillamook County Fairgrounds
The Tillamook County Fairgrounds is a branch of Tillamook County, located in Tillamook, Oregon at 4603 East Third Street. A Manager, hired by the Fair Board, heads the Tillamook County Fair and Fairgrounds. Five lay citizens, appointed by the Tillamook County Commissioners, comprise the Fair Board, which advises the Manager. The Fair Board, Manager and staff are the controllers and caretakers of the entire operations as directed in ORS 565.230.
History of the Tillamook County Fair
In 1921, a county-wide levy of $1 million was approved to acquire and build the present fairgrounds. Fair Board member R.C. Magarelle donated 83.75 acres of land East of the City of Tillamook and the Williams family donated another 7.7 acres. In 1925, the County Fair was held in the new domed exhibit building and in 1926-27, the Grandstand, Barns and Dance Hall were added to the fairgrounds. Today, approximately 63 acres remain. The Tillamook County Fairgrounds currently has the largest facility in the county for conventions, meetings, receptions, dances and RV
rallys. The Tillamook County Fair and Fairgrounds budget is presented to the County Budget Committee and Treasurer for analysis, clarification and approval. It is the goal of the Tillamook County Fair and Fairgrounds to serve the needs of Tillamook County by operating a year-round facility in a fiscally responsible manner and providing, as funds allow, safe, clean and appealing grounds and facilities for all to use.
The Tillamook County Fairgrounds serves as a gathering place for the community to showcase their products and skills. It creates educational, social, cultural and economic opportunities to help preserve and promote agriculture and traditions of Tillamook County. The Tillamook County Fair provides the most valuable, educational and entertaining experience that resources will allow. Operations of the fairgrounds as a year-round facility serves the community by providing multi-use facilities for public and private events in a fiscally responsible manner to generate economic stimulation and tourism development.
- Produce an annual county fair
- Operate and maintain the fairgrounds
- Maintain the Countys assets
In carrying out the purpose of the Tillamook County Fair, policies and activities will be guided by the following values:
- Serve the community by providing multi-use facilities for public expression and industry showcasing.
- Highly entertaining.
- Elevate the quality of life.
- Promote teamwork in conjunction with individual excellence.
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