- No Dogs Allowed, except service dogs with the official paperwork.
- NO SMOKING! The Tillamook County Fairgrounds is Tobacco Free.
- Wheelchairs can be rented from the Information Booth at the fair on a first come-first serve basis only.
- ATM available once inside the Fairgrounds.
2014 Tillamook County Fair Events
The Tillamook County Fair rightly received their recognition as one of the
top ten Blue Ribbon fairs in the nation because it is so unique and offers so much for fairgoers to enjoy for free once they have paid their admission to enter the fair.
Fairgoers this year will be able to see all of the Open Class and
4-H/FFA exhibits that Tillamook County residents have prepared for the fair. They will see more dairy animals on display than any other County Fair in the
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 1ST!
*Your Tillamook County Fair admission ticket provides
free grandstand entertainment every night of the fair. The concerts are free with paid admission to the fair. There
is no reserved seating for the concert, but you can save seats in the grandstand as long as someone from your party is always sitting there. We will open up the track in
front of the stage at around 6 pm for standing room only for the concerts.
The PIG-N-FORD RACES are world famous and have been part of the Tillamook County Fair for the past ninety years. This event always fills the Averill Arena to capacity. There will be two races Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Winners of these races will compete in the World Championship Finals on Saturday immediately following the two qualifying races.
Be sure to get your seat in the grandstands early to enjoy these crowd-pleasing and exciting races. Tillamook's own PIG-N-FORD RACES have been featured on Good Morning America, KATU's "Spirit of the Northwest", National Geographic, the Internet, Comedy Central and the Travel Channel’s “Edge of America”. They are an integral part of the Tillamook County Fair.
||2014 Derral Braden Family Thoroughbred Race Meet
Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing will be again providing fun, excitement and a chance to wager during the Tillamook County Fair. There will be four days of Horse Racing again with eight races on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and nine races on Saturday. Post time will be 1:00 p.m. each day. Horsemen will be vying over $77,000 in purse money thanks to the support from the Oregon Racing Commission, H.B.P.A., O.T.O.B.A. and twelve businesses and families sponsoring feature races.
Twenty-one races will have $2,100 purses, six will have $2,600 purses, four will have $3,100 purses, one will have a $3,400 purse and one will have a $4,000 purse. An excellent field of horses to wager on for this year’s Race Meet is expected and Jockey’s will again be competing for bonus money from the Oregon Racing Commission for participating in the Race Meet. A special thank you to Chinook Winds Casino and Resort for sponsoring the halter and lead ropes for this year’s Race Meet. We will have Jon Roberts back by popular demand this year to play the “first call” before each horse race.
the Condition Book for Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (pdf)
||Uncle Kracker - Wednesday, August 6, 2014*
In 2000, Uncle Kracker released his first solo album after running the turntables for Kid Rock and his band for 6 years. His debut album went double-platinum and included the hit “Follow Me” which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Adult Pop Song chart.
He was featured on Kenny Chesney’s hit in 2004 titled “When the Sun Goes Down” which went platinum as a single. His cover of Dobie Gray’s 1973 Top 5 Hit “Drift Away” spent a record 28 weeks at #1 on Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
Sponsored by Tillamook County Creamery Association and Les Schwab Tires
||Oakridge Boys - Thursday, August 7, 2014*
The Oakridge Boys are a storied franchise in country music. The group began in the 1940’s as a gospel quartet and has been reinvented many times to their current form of country western gospel group. They found success in the late seventies and early eighties with hits like “Elvira” and “Bobby Sue”. These hits both peaked at #1 on Billboard Hot Country Singles in 1982. The boys have performed for 5 Presidents and continue to tour performing roughly 150 dates throughout the year.
Sponsored by Sheldon Oil Company and TLC Federal Credit Union
||Phil Vassar - Friday, August 8, 2014*
Country music singer, songwriter, and superstar Phil Vassar began his career in the 1990’s writing hit songs for artists such as Tim McGraw, JoDee Messina, Alan Jackson, and Collin Raye, to name a few. He also has found great success as a solo artist with hits like “Carlene”, “American Child”, and “Just Another Day In Paradise”. He was honored with the Song of the Year award and Songwriter of the Year award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 1999. Phil continues to delight crowds around the world and notes, “I honestly don’t think I’ve written my best songs yet.”
Sponsored by the Tillamook County Merchants
||Demolition Derby - Saturday, August 9,
Capping-off another great Fair this year will be the Demolition Derby hosted by Havoc Productions. This year marks the 17th time Havoc has put on this event and it continues to draw a very large crowd on Saturday night. Come smell the exhaust and hear the engines rumble in this fun for the whole family event! Don’t forget earplugs for the little kiddies!
Sponsored by Carson Oil Co., Headlight-Herald and the Clatsop Distributing
||Brady Goss - Entertainer
Brady Goss plays the keyboard and sings a wide variety of music. He is an entertainer who will keep your attention and you won’t want to leave. Brady will be performing Thursday and Friday evening near Aufdermauer Arena on the West end of the Fairgrounds.
Sponsored by the Tillamook Motor Company
||Brad's World Reptiles
Brad's World Reptiles
will be returning to exhibit zoo-quality displays of up to 40 varieties of animals in the building across from the Pioneer Building in the courtyard. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to learn about, view and even touch some of the most beautiful and unusual animals on our planet.
Stop by Brad's World Reptiles exhibit and see such show stoppers as a four foot American Alligator, a giant Burmese Python, beautiful parrots, huge live insects and many other fascinating creepy crawlies and animal artifacts! Animals will be available for touching or handling. Wildlife interpreters will be there to answer questions, provide information, or give presentations. There will also be demonstrations on the Courtyard Stage twice a day to allow a more hands on experience. Brad's
World Reptiles will train a few volunteer handlers from the community to help educate the rest of the public. Call the Fair Office if you are interested in volunteering.
Sponsored by Pacific Oyster
||Dr. Fun and Dr. Good
Balloon Artists Dr. Fun and Dr. Good have been a part of the Tillamook County Fair for over twenty years. They can be found each day of the fair from noon to 4:00 pm near the East end of the TLC Stadium in the Courtyard creating animals and hats out of balloons. Fairgoers of all ages enjoy having Dr. Fun and Dr. Good share their balloon artistry with them.
Sponsored by State Farm Insurance
Pictured above are some of the lady dancers that performed at the 2013 Tillamook County Fair. Gospel Sing always draws in a big crowd and fair goes enjoy this local entertainment.
Here is an excited group of dancers performing from Dance Zone. We have dancers on the courtyard stage every day of the fair from our three local dance studios.
The Courtyard Stage is the “Hub” of the fairgrounds. Not only is it the meeting place for friends and family, but fairgoers can also watch a wide variety of entertainment acts during the fair.
The Courtyard Stage is busy daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. This year the Fair Board has scheduled a full line-up of entertainment including Tillamook School of Dance, Oregon Coast Dance Center, Dance Zone, TCF Talent Show, The Ice Cream Tasting Contest, The Birdsong Family, Alex
Zerbe, The Maniac, Jeff Martin, The Blonde Curly Haired Magician, Tammy Barton, the Hypnotist and Brad’s WORLD REPTILES Demonstrations.
Sponsored by TLC Federal Credit Union
View Courtyard Entertainment
Gospel Sing at the Fair
Local area churches will be providing a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, dancers and soloists on the Courtyard Stage on Wednesday, August 6th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Dean Crist will be coordinating the line-up of entertainment that has proven so popular the past few years.
Sponsored by Area Churches
||Tammy Barton - Hypnotist
We are excited to have Tammy Barton back this year as our 2014 Tillamook County Fair hypnotist. She is one of the most talented, respected and sought after hypnotists in the country today. Tammy Barton selects willing volunteers from the audience and then puts them into a state of hypnosis. Only the imagination of her volunteers will limit their journey. Tammy Barton always maintains the highest level of respect for her volunteers and never embarrasses or humiliates anyone on stage.
Sponsored by Loren Parks
||Jeff Martin - The Blond Curly Haired Magician
Jeff Martin, The Blond Curly Haired Magician has over 25 years of fulltime professional experience as a comedy magician focusing on ‘clean’ family-style entertainment. He has the ability to make people of ALL ages smile, laugh, giggle and simply marvel at the wonders of comedy magic. Fairgoers will be able to enjoy watching Jeff Martin perform magic tricks daily on the courtyard stage or wetness his magic in a close-up setting when he strolls around the fairgrounds.
Sponsored by The Garibaldi House Inn & Suites
Alex Zerbe - The Maniac
Alex Zerbe is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic. He has appeared on prime time television in three countries including the hit NBC TV shows, ‘America’s Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing.” Alex Zerbe is a hacky sack champion. He also has incredible juggling skills, performs beat-boxing, music looping, silly dance and funny raps. He is great for family entertainment and we are excited to have him at the 2014 Tillamook County Fair.
Sponsored by Roseanna’s Café
Fair Acres Learning Center
Fair Acres is an interactive agriculture based exhibit for kids of all ages. Free activities for everyone include farmer for a day, how to milk a cow and pedal tractor courses. We will also have Mother Goose in Fair Acres this year. She will tell stories, do magic tricks and entertain all ages.
Fair Acres Sponsored by Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks
Talent Show Winners
|Tillamook County Fair Talent Show
Come enjoy the Fair Talent Show on the Courtyard Stage on
Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Sponsored by Misty Meadow Dairy