Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

County Fair Records


Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

The Marion County Fair no longer publishes paper versions of exhibitor handbooks. Current handbooks are posted on the Marion County Fair Web site.

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Second Floor County Fair Office Area:
Exhibitor Handbook Master, 2006 (1 binder);
Marion County Fair Premium Book, 2004 (1 volume);
Meeting Minutes [County Fair], 2005-present (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Complex, Building 7, Second Floor Records Storage Room:
[County Fair Exhibitor Handbook-title varies-box 1], 1975-1994 (20 volumes);
[Exhibitor Handbook-County Fair-box 2], 1995-1999 (5 volumes);
[Exhibitor Handbook-County Fair-box 3], 2001-2002 (2 volumes); 2004 (1 binder);
[Exhibitor Handbooks-moved from Building 10], 1981-1982 (2 volumes); 1984-2003 (20 volumes);
Fair Board Minutes [box 18], 1934-1998 (.65 cu.ft.)
Minutes [Marion County Fair Board-box 4], 1998-2003 (1 binder); 2004-2006 (1 binder);
[North Marion County Fair Premium List-box 1], 1968 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Web Site:
County Fair Minutes, 2010-present (Internet).

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