PHOTOS: Thunderegg Days draw people from across the Malheur County to Nyssa

Children play in inflatable bubble balls at the park. It costs $3 to play for eight minutes and a sign cautions participants to "play at your own risk." (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

NYSSA – While events across the county have been canceled due to the pandemic, the 55th annual Thunderegg Days is underway in Nyssa.

The festival, put on by the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce, began Thursday and runs through Sunday at South Park.

The traditional celebration of Oregon’s iconic state rock opened this year with guidance from Malheur County’s Environmental Health Services Department.

Sara Poe, Malheur County Health Department director, noted that under current guidelines, such outdoor gatherings are allowed – but certain conditions must be met.

Among the requirements: Organizers must turn off water fountains, provide hand-washing stations, clearly post physical distancing . . .