Benton County Fair & Rodeo

Benton County Fair & Rodeo Benton County Fair & Rodeo
August 2nd-5th
Corvallis, Oregon
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Operating as usual

07/04/2021

Sugar and I had so much fun at the Eugene Pro Rodeo tonight, the crowd was amazing! And shout out to Trina Gary and Down Home Printing and Embroidery for the magnetic signs on the trailer!

Queen Terra at the Crooked River Roundup this weekend!!
06/27/2021

Queen Terra at the Crooked River Roundup this weekend!!

Memorial Day - remembering those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 🇺🇸
05/31/2021

Memorial Day - remembering those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 🇺🇸

Some gave all and all gave some - remembering their sacrifices this Memorial Day. 🇺🇸

Photo Credit: Jamie Lee Photography

Some beautiful options to get outside this weekend thanks to the Benton County Natural Areas and Parks!
05/21/2021

Some beautiful options to get outside this weekend thanks to the Benton County Natural Areas and Parks!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Benton County has canceled the majority of the events that make up the Benton County Fair ...
05/18/2021
Benton County Fairgrounds

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Benton County has canceled the majority of the events that make up the Benton County Fair & Rodeo, including concerts, rodeo and carnival events. The Fairgrounds will work closely with OSU Extension to support modified 4-H in-person animal shows, culminating with the Lee Allen Memorial Youth Livestock Auction on Saturday, August 7.

The safety of guests, volunteers, staff, and community partners is the County’s top priority. Although vaccination rates in Benton County are the highest in the state, case rates remain high. Given this fact, and based on a recommendation by the County’s Health Department, the Benton County Board of Commissioners decided to cancel the public activities of this year’s Fair.

“We are saddened that we won’t be able to host the Fair again this year, but public health must come first,” said Lynne McKee, director of Benton County Natural Areas, Parks and Events. “We will begin work on the 2022 Benton County Fair & Rodeo, planning for a big party to welcome our guests back next year. So we’ll see you August 3-6, 2022!”

Depending on ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, The Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds will consider a smaller family-oriented event later in the summer.

Details of the Lee Allen Memorial Youth Livestock Auction will be available at www.bentoncountyfair.net starting June 1, 2021.

https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/2021-county-fair-rodeo-canceled-modified-4-h-events-continue

Benton County Fairgrounds located in beautiful Corvallis Oregon is the home of the annual Benton County Fair & Rodeo as well as many community events taking place throughout the year.

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03/01/2021

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Who else is excited by this spring like weather and looking forward to the Fair & Rodeo?

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo AwardsSpecial Achievement Awards - Part II of II Bruce Ashenbrenner  - Auction Committee...
12/18/2020

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Awards

Special Achievement Awards - Part II of II

Bruce Ashenbrenner - Auction Committee
The fact is, is that we would not have had a 4-H Fair at all if it hadn't of been for Bruce, who worked tirelessly on this year's 4-H Fair, putting in countless hours leading and orchestrating a unified group effort by all. We are all so appreciative and thankful that Bruce took on this challenge and gave the youth of Benton County the best 4-H experience possible under the circumstances.

Julie Berklund White - Auction Committee
Stepping out of her comfort zone, Julie spent countless hours organizing, learning virtual auction coding, assisting at neighboring 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Auctions, and organizing a safe protocol way to not only weigh animals for youth to show their animals to a judge, but to also sell them.

Darrell Oakes - Auction Committee
Working diligently with the rodeo committee and 4-H for the past year, he has been a dedicated member of the Rodeo Committee and with Facilities. He has also been a very active Fair Board Member and worked hard with those putting on the virtual fair of 2020. He has also helped spearhead fairgrounds improvements.

"This year's auction committee created a unique virtual event that included emcee's, further information, buyer shoutouts, and so much more - this was above and beyond what any other county's junior livestock auction put together and is a testimony to their dedication and perseverance for the agricultural youth in Benton County."

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo AwardsSpecial Achievement Awards - Part I or IILynne McKee - Fair ManagerLynne's efforts...
12/18/2020

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Awards

Special Achievement Awards - Part I or II

Lynne McKee - Fair Manager
Lynne's efforts through the year, with the pandemic shut down, to keep staff working and to continue to promote the fairgrounds and staying on track with work projects did not go unnoticed. She has been an exceptional ambassador for our Fairgrounds and to Benton County, stepping up to help with emergency response, and other challenges provided to her or foisted upon her this year. She deserves this recognition for all her hard work!
"We are truly blessed to have her as our Fairgrounds Manager, Benton County and our Fair Board are very fortunate we found her!"

Juli McLennen - 4-H
Juli played a pivotal role in the work of the Benton County Fairgrounds as an agricultural evacuation point in natural disasters. When wildfires struck western Oregon following Labor Day, Juli was a crucial lead in the evacuation of livestock. Despite handling the stress of family and friends evacuating, Juli harnessed the Benton Count 4-H community to action. There was no better person to have during this time, helping rescue many animals, doctoring them from their fire or travel wounds, assisting their owners, and handling resource logistics as she coordinated efforts of sending our additional supplies once our Benton County evacuees had headed home.

Kelly Cotter - 4-H
A hard working member of Benton County Extension Service 4-H program, if it wasn't for Kelly's behind-the-scenes efforts to put together a virtual fair, none of the judging for market or showmanship would have been possible. Not only did she work with individual youth members to ensure they were not forgotten and that they had the resources they needed to create their videos, she also manually loaded every video and photo for both auction and judges. With a limited turnaround, she had to work long, efficient hours. She is an unsung, behind-the-scenes hero for the Benton County Fair in 2020.

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo AwardsYouth Volunteer Co-Recipients - Abby Lloyd & Lily SchellThe purpose of this award ...
12/18/2020

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Awards

Youth Volunteer Co-Recipients - Abby Lloyd & Lily Schell

The purpose of this award is to honor a Junior who has shown exemplary service to the Benton County Fair & Rodeo. The time frame for the service may be over a period of time or during a single fair or pre-fair event.

"Recognized statewide for their efforts, both of these young adults need to be recognized for their unparalleled dedication to the Benton County Fairgrounds during the wildfire evacuations in September...

Lily Schell, a representative and liaison to the fair board for 4-H, was an outstanding, responsible, and trustworthy young adult that was treated as an equal with those managing the evacuation point. The only person outside of the two leads that was allowed to hold the administrative binder, she worked long hours scribing for the veterinarians as they did wellness exams, doctored animals, cleaned pens, walked horses, and check in animals. She acted beyond her years in a professional manner....

Abby Lloyd worked, when it came to man hours, more hours than most anybody during the wildfire evacuation. Not only was she cognizant of the details required in checking in animals, capturing a photo, driver and driver vehicle information, health records and feeding instructions for each animal, she even SLEPT at the barn for the first two nights in a hammock in the wash rack to ensure that she was ready to help build pens, check in animals, or whatever else was needed...

While there are many 4-H members that should be recognized for their time, Lily and Abby are in the top of class with their resilience and leadership.

#BentonCoFairFun #BentonCountyFair #4H

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo AwardsFairgrounds Champion Award - Katie Schrock (Rodeo Committee) An award honoring pro...
12/17/2020

2020 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Awards

Fairgrounds Champion Award - Katie Schrock (Rodeo Committee)

An award honoring prolonged, year-round commitment to the Benton County Fairgrounds, both in front of and behind the scenes.

"Katie and her amazing work with our fair, our All Girls Rodeo, barrel races, clinics, as well as her work with social media and promotions has made her the ideal representative of the Fairgrounds. She is dedicated and we are very lucky to have her and her amazing talents."

Thank you Katie for all of your hard work and, if you haven't done so yet, please go follow our rodeo queen at Benton County Fair and Rodeo Queen!

#BentonCoFairFun #BentonCountyFair #BentonCounty #CorvallisRodeo #NPRArodeoaction #NPRA #NorthwestProRodeo

2020 Benton County Fair AwardsFriend of the Fair - Mark Baumgartner This is awarded for sustained and exemplary service ...
12/16/2020

2020 Benton County Fair Awards
Friend of the Fair - Mark Baumgartner

This is awarded for sustained and exemplary service to the Benton County Fair with contributions to a variety of aspects of the Fair and leadership in developing and growing the fair.

"Mark, as always, stepped up to assist with putting on the virtual fair of 2020. He worked with Bruce Ashenbrenner and others to see to it that the 4-H auction was successful, despite all the challenges. Mark is always a friend of the Fair & Fairgrounds. He represents this community well."

Thank you so much Mark for your continued service to the Benton County Fair & Rodeo!

#BentonCoFairFun #BentonCountyFair #BentonCounty

2020 Benton County Fair AwardsSpirit of Rich Guerber Award - Craig Hendrickson, Les Schwab Auction Committee | 4-H | Fai...
12/16/2020

2020 Benton County Fair Awards

Spirit of Rich Guerber Award - Craig Hendrickson, Les Schwab
Auction Committee | 4-H | Fair Sponsor

In honor of Rich Guerber and his contributions as a supporter and booster of the fair, specifically youth in agriculture.

"Over the last several years, Craig has made significant contributions of time and resources towards the Annual Fair and 4-H. He has been a very active member of the Auction Committee and involved as a 4-H Leader.... Craig played a big roll in seeing that the 4-H Thank You video was put together and distributed, something that took a lot of effort. Craig also helped with the weigh-in and the load out of 4-H animals this year. Craig's efforts have made significant positive impacts to Benton County 4-H and the Fairgrounds."

Thank you so much Craig for all you do and continue to do for us!

2020 Benton County Fairgrounds AwardsWhile it has been a strange year, there have been many amazing supporters, voluntee...
12/16/2020

2020 Benton County Fairgrounds Awards

While it has been a strange year, there have been many amazing supporters, volunteers and employees of the Benton County Fairgrounds that have gone above and beyond this year for our community! We are very proud to present our 2020 Benton County Fairgrounds Award Recipients this year in a little bit of a different format, but please join us in thanking each and every single one of these people!

P.S. We'll be sharing more about each individual throughout the week!

Spirit of Rich Guerber - Craig Hendrickson, Les Schwab (Auction Committee, 4-H, Fair Sponsor)

Friend of the Fair - Mark Baumgartner (Fair Board)

Fairgrounds Champion - Katie Schrock (Rodeo Committee)

Youth Volunteer - Abby Lloyed & Lily Schell (4-H)

Special Achievement:
Lynne McKee (Fair Manager)
Juli McLennen (4-H)
Julie Berklund (Auction Committee)
Bruce Ashenbrenner (Auction Committee)
Darrell Oakes (Auction Committee)
Kellie Cotter (4-H)
Joe Kerby (Benton County Administrator)

Thank you all for what you do for our community, county and fair!

#BentonCoFairFun
#BentonCounty
#BentonCountyFairAwards

And then, suddenly, we all got the craving for some good ole fashioned fair food! P.S. Did you know eating fair food was...
11/17/2020

And then, suddenly, we all got the craving for some good ole fashioned fair food!

P.S. Did you know eating fair food was one of the most popular activities in our fair survey?!

What's your favorite fair food?

#BentonCountyFairFun #FairFood

🇺🇸✨Queen Terra and her trusty horse Drifter ♥️#RodeoQueen #bentonCounty
11/14/2020

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Queen Terra and her trusty horse Drifter ♥️

#RodeoQueen #bentonCounty

It's good to be the Queen 👸✨#RodeoQueen #CowboyHatsandCrowns #Pageant #RodeoQueenPageant #Cowgirls #Cowgirl
11/11/2020

It's good to be the Queen 👸✨

#RodeoQueen #CowboyHatsandCrowns #Pageant #RodeoQueenPageant #Cowgirls #Cowgirl

What was the last concert you saw? #Prince #BentonCoFairFun #BentonCounty #BentonCountyFair
11/09/2020

What was the last concert you saw?

#Prince #BentonCoFairFun #BentonCounty #BentonCountyFair

Getting ready for a wild ride! #BentonCounty #BentonCountyFairFun #BentonCoFairFun #Corvallis #CorvallisRodeo #Corvegas ...
11/05/2020

Getting ready for a wild ride!

#BentonCounty #BentonCountyFairFun #BentonCoFairFun #Corvallis #CorvallisRodeo #Corvegas #Rodeo #NPRA #NorhtwestProRodeo #QuarterHorse #Cowgirl #Cowboy

Patiently awaiting showtime! Many 4-H members are already picking up their 2021 4-H calves for their beef project! Make ...
11/05/2020

Patiently awaiting showtime!

Many 4-H members are already picking up their 2021 4-H calves for their beef project! Make sure to tag us as you work with your project animal throughout the year!

PC: J Lee Photography

#4H #Beef #Cattle #CattleRancher #ClubCalf

👻🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃 👻.Thank you to our friends at the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis for putting together an amazing ...
10/31/2020

👻🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃 👻
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Thank you to our friends at the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis for putting together an amazing drive thru trick-r-treating event yesterday!

#Halloween #Bentoncounty #BentonCountyOregon

Information on 4-H animal drop off today!
08/01/2020

Information on 4-H animal drop off today!

Message from the auction committee:

All 4-H animals that were sold through the auction are required to be brought to their proper drop off location.

Sheep, Swine, Goats, Rabbits and Poultry need to be brought to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 1st between 12pm – 4pm.

All Cattle need to be brought to Ryan Cheeke’s feed lot on Sunday, August 2 between 6am – 9am.

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Please be aware that, just as we did at weigh in and tagging, we are required to follow the same Benton County Fairgrounds, OSU, OHA, and local health authority’s safety protocols to minimize exposure and risk to COVID-19.

Stay in vehicle until you are directed to unload your animal.

Face coverings - Wear a face covering when exiting your vehicle – weigh in crews will be wearing face coverings too.

Physical distancing - Maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others that are not your immediate family.

Leave area once unloaded - Don’t stay and visit, please leave the area once you have unloaded.

Thank you!

Tomorrow we will have LIVE coverage of the 2020 Lee Allen Memorial Youth Livestock Auction! The closing of lots will sta...
07/31/2020

Tomorrow we will have LIVE coverage of the 2020 Lee Allen Memorial Youth Livestock Auction! The closing of lots will start at noon sharp so make sure you head over to http://ow.ly/owqj50AMZEL and get registered as a buyer!

These amazing youth members have worked hard year around on their animals caring for, feeding and handling them! Please show your support for tomorrow's leaders today!

You can participate in a number of capacities in this year's online auction:
- Purchasing an animal
- Adding on a donation to a specific lot
- Donating to the auction pool
- Donating to the Moos Scholarship Program

07/30/2020
ShoWorks Auctions

The Lee Allen Memorial Livestock Auction is live N O W! Don’t miss out on supporting some great youth members!

Thank you for the support!
07/28/2020

Thank you for the support!

It’s time for the 2020 Lee Allen Memorial Auction benefiting Benton County’s 4-H clubs. Oregon State Credit Union is proud to support this year’s virtual auction. The bidding opens at noon, July 29, and closes at noon, July 31. For more information or to register to bid, visit their website at bentoncountylivestockauction.com/. Good luck to all the hard working 4-H members!

07/27/2020
Benton County 4-H Oregon

Congratulations to all of Benton County 4-H youth members for a year of hard work!

Check out this fun video from Western Insights Media showcasing the Reserve Champion & Grand Champion market animals for each species!

Please check out the original post for the complete listing of auction order and results.

Head on over to BentonCountyLivestockAuction.com to get registered for the auction that starts Wednesday, July 29th!

Hot off the press! Here are the MARKET results for this year’s Benton County 4-H Virtual Shows! https://oregonstate.box.com/s/o0yrqak8f7bzmvay8loy2znznaapemia

The other show results will be shared in the next couple of weeks, as judging is being finalized for some areas.

Here’s a key to reading the abbreviations:
CH = Champion
RCH = Reserve Champion
LW = Lightweight
MW = Midweight
HW = Heavyweight
O-CH = Overall Champion
O-RCH = Overall Reserve Champion

Here’s a link to a FUN video of the Overall Champions and Reserve Champions in Market Class: https://vimeo.com/442085295/6fad88b2ee

Please remember to spread the word about the Lee Allen Memorial Youth Market Livestock Auction: https://www.bentoncountylivestockauction.com/ - folks can go to the website now to register as a buyer! 😊

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Corvallis, OR
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Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, west of the Oregon State University campus, the Benton County Fair and Rodeo is proud to offer this great, family-oriented opportunity the first weekend in August! This year join 4-H members as they show their project animals and static displays, open show livestock competitions, home economic projects, photography skills, gardening and more! The third-annual Larry Bell All Girls Memorial Rodeo (Wednesday) and two nights of Northwest Professional Rodeo Association action (Thursday and Friday).

Nightly concerts for the cost of your admittance ticket, we are excited to rock the night away on the first night of fair as The Fat Bottomed Girls open for The Springsteen Experience. The Fat Bottom Girls is a song by Queen and this female fronted rock band will showcase the hits of Queen, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and other Queens of Rock.

The Springsteen Experience: A Tribute to the Boss is a high-octane, chronological journey, recreating the most memorable moments and state interactions throughout E STREET concert history. From 1973 through the height of Bruce’s fame in the 80’s and beyond, this theatrical production accurately replicates the near circus-like appeal of an authentic Springsteen concert; including vintage equipment and stage sets, costume changes, and note-perfect renditions of Bruce’s most popular hits and lyrical gems.

Country music takes to the stage on Thursday with Jessica Lynne opening for Canaan Smith. Sometimes authentic country music artists do not grow up in what we would consider hotbeds of country music. Sometimes they grown up in Haslev, Denmark, the hometown of Nashville recording artists Jessica Lynne, who currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2010, Jessica’s country music career took off like a shot, buoyed by her vocal and songwriting talents and compelling stage presence.

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I see that the August 2021 fair is not happening, but is there a way to get in contact with someone that might have a breed of chicken I'm looking for?
My name is Carrie Bell, I am Larry Bell's granddaughter and I must say that I was extremely disappointed with the fair and the all girls rodeo. My grandfather should be recognized a lot more for his years of service
Thrusday night rodeo
Thursday night rodeo
Starstruck by the princesses! 🤩 She declared them her very favorite part of the whole day.
How late do the rides go?
What time does the rodeo start Thursday and what hrs is the fair
Will there be a schedule posted somewhere soon? We need to know what time/day rodeo events are, opening/closing hours of the fair, all that good stuff!
66th Annual Philomath Frolic & Rodeo tickets are now on sale. Reserved Seating and pre-sale General Admission tickets are available.
LOVED UNCLE KRACKER he put on a FABULOUS concert so glad me and my girls got the chance to go =)
Can you bring in coolers?
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