Sunday 18 August 2019
A Gazebo, At Honeyman State Park, Lane County, Oregon, As A Campsite Place

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A lower iron door provided access to the trash soot left over from burning wood above. The door had been left ajar and was showing signs of rust. A ventilated iron door covered a hole into which wood could be burned. The burning wood heated a cooking surface above. A gazebo was built alongside the lake. Because it was legal to keep some caught fish, the gazebo was built so that folks could clean and cook their fish right there by the lakeside. Of course, the gazebo was also available to anyone that needed a sheltered place to picnic. The ceiling inside the Gazebo was created using stout logs and tightly fitted wooden boards. View all

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Saturday 17 August 2019
Marina Rust, As A Form Of Deconstruction

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A rusted cylinder with a circular opening lay among green leaves and grass and other junk. A rusty rectangle seemed to frame leaves and paper on the ground below it. The six holes that bordered it were used to attach it to something in the distant past. A rust stain dribbled down the side of a boat on blocks in a dry-dock. The rust looked almost like the thinning hair of a former red headed ship. An old motor, perhaps used to drive a fan or to operate a pulley, sat silent and rusting in a junk pile at the Winchester Bay, Oregon marina. View all

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Friday 16 August 2019
The Fair Generally, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Kids played on a wooden chair that was so large it must have been made for a giant to sit on it. The Monkey Palace was a set of colorful tents covering a stage and seating area under the shade of which bands played. The fair became more crowded as mid afternoon approached. People walked peacefully in all different directions. Some aisles were blocked by people lined up to buy food. The entry to the fair announced itself as the 50th (with the zero a peach) Oregon Country Fair. A full half century of fun and entertainment. View all

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Thursday 15 August 2019
Food, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A man dressed in a cupcake costume invited folk in to enjoy cupcakes at the "Organic Cupcakes" booth. Notice his hat was whipped cream with a cherry on top. The "Cafe' Lafayette" sold Cajun foods, among which were Beignets. The decorations over the booth were designed to raise one's spirits. A "You Are Here" sign was atop a booth that sold coffee products and crepes. It was shortly after noon, and people still needed to wake up. A "The Best Afghani Cuisine" booth advertised Breakfast for $7.00. That breakfast included, "Eggs, tomato, onion, turkey bacon, bread, chai tea with cardamom." View all

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Wednesday 14 August 2019
Signs, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A "O.C.F. Vote G.O.T.V. Get Out The Vote" sign was posted high on a fence bordering the fair. On the sign, the "O.C.F." stood for Oregon Country Fair. A large hand-painted map was posted on a stand in a clearing. It contained a "Legendary" legend. If the map could be followed, the location of "Toilets" and "Stages" could be found. A sign that read, "I'd Rather Pay For any single celled organism or spores or even poop Than War." The sign was sponsored by, "Community Alliance of Lane County," and by "WAND Women. Power. Peace." View all

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Tuesday 13 August 2019
Music Generally, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A video that presents a few samples of music available at the 2019 50th Annual Oregon Country Fair, A section of the children's play area offered a selection of music related items to play. They included cymbals, horns, bells, and a xylophone. View all

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Monday 12 August 2019
A Parade, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Another member of the parade was a blue giant (a costume worn by a person on stilts). A person carrying a ball on a stick led the blue giant along the parade route. The parade was led by two people carrying large fake fish impaled on long sticks. The man in the lead held two fish, while the man following him carried only one fish. Drummers had just passed by which lent a nice rhythm to the parade. View all

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Sunday 11 August 2019
The Nick Drummond Band, Performed at the Monkey Palace, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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The Sign for the "Monkey Palace," stood on the lawn in front of the tent. The Nick Drummond Band performed under a huge colorful tent called The Monkey Palace. Many folks walked past the tent without venturing inside. A shot of the band playing with the audience in the foreground. Some sat on the grass. Others stood to listen. Many danced, including adults and children. Some of the audience sat on the grass. Others behind them stood to listen to the music. All were shaded by the huge tent. View all

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Saturday 10 August 2019
Shady Grove Stage, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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The audience sat in shade at the Shady Grove stage. Those few, that sat back far enough to sit in the sun, wore straw hats for solar protection. A whiteboard sign listed the groups and musicians that would play on the Shady Grove stage at the 2019 50th Annual Oregon Country Fair. Note that the sign misspelled "Casey Neill" as "Casey Neil." Casey Neill and the Norway Rats were just finishing up their performance on the Shady Grove stage. View all

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Friday 9 August 2019
Drummers, As A Form Of Music, At The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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One woman danced with so much abandon that she danced with eyes shut, and totally abandoned herself to the rhythm. While some drummed using just their hands, others drummed using drumsticks. The drumming rhythm was so captivating it drove many to dance. Many drummers brought their drums to the fair and gathered in an area set aside for drumming. Here, two drummers created a rhythm using just their hands. Drumming was not just a male activity. Several women also joined the drumming group and played drums. Here, one woman drummed using drumsticks. View all

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Thursday 8 August 2019
Booths Generally, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Dozens of red crosses on white banners hung over the pathway through the fair. A single sign read, "Medical Care," with a red arrow pointed right at the Medical Care booth. The "I Like The Way You Work It" booth (called "The Work It Shop") was filled with people on mats. The morning event was, "Current, 11:30 Hold Yoga Foundation Training with Olivia." The "Body Rocks" booth sold "Handmade Massage Tools," and "Handcrafted Massage Stones." Next to that booth was another called, "Green Heart Herbal Co." View all

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Wednesday 7 August 2019
Rebo Gazebo, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A man, carrying a mirror while wearing rabbit ears, walked past Rebo Gazebo. Folks sat on the decorative steps of the gazebo. Crowds walked past the Rebo Gazebo. Only one brave soul, wearing a top hat, walked on the raised floor of the Rebo Gazebo. The sign was high on the back wall of the gazebo. It read, "Rebo Gazebo," with no explanation of why it was called that. The mirror caught a reflection of a person walking away from Rebo Gazebo. The gazebo was built using many curved sections of wood. View all

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Tuesday 6 August 2019
At The Stewardship Booth, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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A map labeled, "Oregon Country Fair, Stewardship & Sustainability," described in detail the care of creeks and the surrounding land. The Earthcapades Vaudeville group was just concluding its performance. They had juggled, joked, played guitar, and sang. Another poster headlined, "Oregon Country Fair, Celebrating 50 Years of Sustainable Practices 1969-2019." A poster on the back wall of the Stewardship booth describe the, "OCF (Oregon Country Fair) Aquatic Survey, 2019, The Fish Of Indian Creek." View all

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Monday 5 August 2019
Free Juggling Lessons, A Booth, In The 2019 50th Annual, Oregon Country Fair held in Veneta, Oregon

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Juggling lessons provided a fun skill for all ages. In addition to juggling balls, folks also learned to juggle pins. An overview shot of the "Free Juggling Lessons" booth, with its multicolored cloth ceiling and bamboo structure. A man learned to juggle three balls. He clearly concentrated hard to master this skill. A woman held three juggling balls in one hand, while a man stooped to pick up fallen juggling balls. This happened in front of a sign that read, "Free Juggling Lessons." View all

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