Malheur County Fair comes to town

The Malheur County Fair kicks off July 30. (The Enterprise/Isabella Garcia)

ONTARIO — The 110th annual Malheur County Fair is quickly approaching and there is so much interest in open class animal showing that fairgrounds manager Lynelle Christiani is having to ask people not to show, or at least only bring their animal for their show day and not the whole week.

“We’re packed to the gills,” Christiani said, adding that it’s a pretty nice problem to have. “We’re one of the few fairs in Oregon that can say that. It’s a good thing.”

After the snowstorm in early 2017, the fairgrounds had to hold some of the fair events in tents and focused on rebuilding in time for the 2018 fair, which attracted over 22,000 guests.

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