History of the Tillamook County Fair
In 1921, a county-wide levy of $1 million was
approved to acquire and build the present fairgrounds. Fair Board member
R.C. Magarelle donated 83.75 acres of land East of the City of
Tillamook and the Williams family donated another 7.7 acres. In 1925,
the County Fair was held in the new domed exhibit building and in
1926-27, the Grandstand, Barns and Dance Hall were added to the
fairgrounds. Today, approximately 63 acres remain. The Tillamook County
Fairgrounds currently has the largest facility in the county for
conventions, meetings, receptions, dances and RV
rallys. The Tillamook County Fair and Fairgrounds budget is
presented to the County Budget Committee and Treasurer for analysis,
clarification and approval. It is the goal of the Tillamook County Fair
and Fairgrounds to serve the needs of Tillamook County by operating a
year-round facility in a fiscally responsible manner and providing, as
funds allow, safe, clean and appealing grounds and facilities for all to
The Tillamook County Fairgrounds serves as a
gathering place for the community to showcase their products and skills.
It creates educational, social, cultural and economic opportunities to
help preserve and promote agriculture and traditions of Tillamook
County. The Tillamook County Fair provides the most valuable,
educational and entertaining experience that resources will allow.
Operations of the fairgrounds as a year-round facility serves the
community by providing multi-use facilities for public and private
events in a fiscally responsible manner to generate economic stimulation
and tourism development.
- Produce an annual county fair
- Operate and maintain the fairgrounds
- Maintain the County's assets
In carrying out the purpose of the Tillamook County Fair, policies and activities will be guided by the following values:
- Serve the community by providing multi-use facilities for public expression and industry showcasing.
- Highly entertaining.
- Elevate the quality of life.
- Promote teamwork in conjunction with individual excellence.