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The Jackman-Long Building at the State Fairgrounds in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Jackman-Long Building at the State Fairgrounds in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center exists as a gathering place for Oregonians to showcase Oregon products and people; to educate and communicate to the citizens of Oregon about the needs, issues and context of the key industries of the state of Oregon, with emphasis on agriculture, forestry, technology and manufacturing; and to create an event that celebrates all of Oregon and Oregonians in an atmosphere of responsible community involvement and citizenship.

 

The Exposition Center hosts the annual state fair at the end of August through Labor Day and provides a venue for meetings, concerts, trade shows, and other events the rest of the year from its location in the heart of Salem, Oregon.

 

From 2005–2014, the center was operated by the State Parks and Recreation Department at the direction of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. The Legislature passed Senate Bill 7 in 2013 to create the Oregon State Fair Council as a public corporation and management of the fair and exposition is being transferred to this new entity.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2330 17th St. NE, Salem 97303-3201
Telephone: 503-947-3247
Fax: 503-947-3206
Contact: Michael Paluszak, CEO
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Alesia Gadach
Records Officer Email: Suzy Miller
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 565.040
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog