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Deschutes County Fair: Food, Family Fun & Farm Animals Galore

Every summer for the last 90+ years, folks have flocked to Redmond, Oregon for five days of food, family-friendly fun, farm animals and great music at the Deschutes County Fair.

The 2018 Fair and Rodeo runs August 1-5 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center near the airport and Juniper Golf Course. The fair features a full rodeo each day, a massive midway with tons of rides and games, plenty of food vendors and nightly concerts. This year fans will enjoy Montgomery Gentry, Melissa Etheridge, the Marshall Tucker Band and Old Dominion.

It’s been touted as America’s Greatest County Fair – and who are we to argue?

The concert line-up for this year is pretty amazing and includes:

America – August 1st
Big & Rich Featuring Cowboy Troy – August 2nd
Grand Funk Railroad – August 3rd
Gary Allan – August 4th

Concerts are FREE with a concert pass and paid gate admission!
Concerts are in the First Interstate Bank Center
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Shows start at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERT TITLE SPONSOR: BIG COUNTRY RV.

To obtain your FREE concert pass, listen to KSJJ 102.9 and KQAK 105.7 from now through June 30th.
The Bulletin and GO! Magazine will be giving away FREE concert passes from now through June 30th! Follow these publications to find out how and where to pick up your FREE passes.

Starting Wednesday, July 4th all Central Oregon McDonald’s Restaurant’s will be giving away concert passes from 2pm –7pm each Wednesday while supplies last. No purchase is necessary. Walk in only, no drive through.

2017 Daily Admission Prices:

  • Adults (13+) $12/day
  • Children (6-12) $7/day
  • Children (5 yrs & under) FREE
  • Seniors (62 and over) $7/day
  • SUNDAY – $6 admission for EVERYONE!

Fair Hours

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
  • Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

If you’re looking for a place to stay for your fair experience, here’s a full listing of our lodging partners in Redmond and nearby in Bend.

Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor manages COVA's digital content, media relations, PR and social media. He's an award-winning reporter and editor who has worked in newspaper and televisions newsrooms in Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas and Oregon. A former assistant golf professional, Ted still loves to sneak in a quick 9, but you're more likely these days to find him on the mountain bike trails when he's not spending time with his family. He's called Bend home for 17 years.