Oregon State Fair in Salem celebrated its 150th year.

For its 150th iteration, Oregon State Fair in Salem experienced both firsts and lasts. It was the first fair for industry veteran but new-to-Oregon CEO Michael Paluszak, and the last year with longtime carnival provider Funtastic Shows before transitioning to Rainier Amusements. Several sesquicentennial-themed promotions led to a 19-percent increase in attendance for the Aug. 28 – Sept. 7 event.

The sesquicentennial promotion...


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