* PRE-FEST EVENTS/CONTESTS *

Don’t miss the activities that take place PRIOR to the fest!

Join us for pre-fest activities and contests that start PRIOR to the fest!

PEOPLES’ CHOICE – THE “BEST OF OREGON” CONTEST

Vote for your Oregon favorites!

Vote online, download it here or pick up a ballot up at the Oregon Library. Contest runs from March 21 to April 21. Announcement of winning favorites will be made at Oregon Fest, May 21 at 5pm.

DISTINCTLY MY OREGON –

PHOTO CONTEST

Take a photo depicting something distinctly Oregon, Ohio. Deadline: April 21!

Print photos up to 5 x 7 inches, color or black and white, should be turned in to the Oregon Library (3340 Dustin Rd.) or mailed to Oregon Fest Photo Contest, PO Box 167774, Oregon OH 43616 by April 21.

Photos must be the property of the submitting person and have photographer’s name, address, phone and location of picture written on the back. Photos that won in previous years are not eligible for re-entry and no more than TWO photos per person can be entered. Judges will choose 10 photos based on Oregon content, impact, and creativity. Upon entry of photo, photographer is granting use of photo to Oregon Fest for website, advertising and social media. These 10 selections will be on display at the Oregon Library from April 20-May 7 for the public to select their favorite. Voting will also take place at Oregon Fest at Contest Central in the INFO tent. “Judges Choice” and “Peoples’ Choice” will be given prizes at Oregon Fest, May 21, at 5:45. 

GIVE AND TAKE PLANT EXCHANGE

Saturday morning before Fest day.

On Saturday, May 20, bring extra plants you’ve divided from Spring yard work and trade for what others bring. Drop off plants in the largest tent at the corner of Harbor Drive and Dustin Road at 9:00, then come back to get new plants at 10:00.

Download the flyer for more information about plant drop off, plant “shopping” and pick up.

5K RACE & WALK – 1K KIDS RACE

Sunday morning at 8:30/9am on Fest day.

Registration opens at 7:30. 1K KIDS RACE at 8:30. 5K RACE at 9:00. Location: Dustin Road at the Quality of Life Tent. Course: Start and finish on Dustin Road. Fast 5K road course on city streets with a water station.

Download the registration form for more details about awards, packets, entry fees and to register for the race.

The 5K registration is now open online!

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