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Oregon State Fair coupons and discounts help visitors to the fair save on admission and rides. Most discounts are offered in the form of discount days, and include dollars off fair admission or ride wristbands. Group discounts are also available for groups of 50 or more people, as are discounts for military personnel and seniors.
The Oregon State Fair is held in Salem each year for 11 days in August and September. The 2016 fair takes place from August 26 through September 5. It also marks the first year that Rainier Amusements will be in charge of the carnival rides, of which there will be 44, including the Giant Wheel, Hard Rock, Super Loop, Drop Tower, and the Wave Swinger.
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|Offered by||Oregon State Fair|
|Location||2330 17th Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-0601|
|Features||Carnival, rides, competitions, food, attractions, displays|
|Types of coupons||Group discounts, ride wristband offers, special discount days|
|AARP discount?||No, but seniors 65 and over are admitted for $1|
|Military discount?||The fair sponsors a free military day on Labor Day|
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About the Oregon State Fair
The first official Oregon State Fair took place in 1861 in the Oregon City/Gladstone area and by 1871 was moved to Salem, where it has remained. The fair features a variety of activities for visitors, including concerts, magic shows, carnival rides, food, animal shows, hands-on demonstrations, displays, competitions, and attractions. Some of the fair's specific highlights include animal exhibits, Oregon wine and microbrews, FFA and 4-H exhibits, and Creative Living competitions for scrapbooking, cake decorating, blue-ribbon cooking, and fly-tying.
The 2016 Oregon State Fair is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults 13-61 and $6 for children 6-12. Children under six receive free admission. These prices reflect gate admission only. Carnival rides cost an additional fee. Parking is available free on-site.
Oregon State Fair Coupons and Free Offers
- Concerts are available for free each year on a first come, first serve basis. The limit is 6,000 people per show. However, guests who purchase VIP tickets for $35 are guaranteed premium reserved seating and a chance to win meet-and-greet tickets with the band. Admission is included with the VIP ticket. 2016 acts include Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Hunter Hayes, Melissa Etheridge, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
- The fair offers a free newsletter on its official website. Visitors who sign up will receive special discount offers and fair news.
- The Oregon State Fair operates both a Twitter feed and Facebook page, which provide visitors with information on the fair, including discounts, contests, and promotional offers exclusive to fans and followers.
- Discount tickets are available when visitors purchase in advance, prior to the fair's start each year. The discount is $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors. Advance discount tickets with deeper discounts are also available at Oregon area Albertsons and Safeway locations when purchased between August 1 and August 25, 2016. The savings is $3.
- The Comcast Blast Pass is available from August 1 through August 25 at participating Oregon Walgreens locations. The pass provides visitors with an unlimited ride wristband for $37.50, valid until 10 p.m. of the day it is used. The pass also includes three free games and one food item. The non-discounted price of this pass is $50.
2016 Oregon State Fair Special Days and Discounts
The "Deals and Discounts" section on the official Oregon State Fair website provides detailed information on how to save on admission. Some of the offers include:
- Opening Day Discount - All day on August 26, gate admission is $1.50.
- The Kids Summer Achievement Program is a summer reading program. Kids who sign up at local libraries to participate in these summer reading programs will receive a free admission ticket to the fair, along with a ticket for a buy one, get one free adult admission ticket.
- Visitors who participate at local Boys and Girls Club or YMCA will receive a free ticket to the fair. Additional information is available by contacting Deb Wheelbarger at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 503-558-0678
- Veteran's and First Responders Day - On September 5, all active duty and retired military receive free admission. This includes members of the Navy, National Guard, Coast Guard Marines, Air Force, Reservists, and the Army. First responders also receive free admission.
Visiting the Oregon State Fair
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