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Eugene Weekly : Feature : 8.18.11

A Fair to Remember

For a Good Time, Call Tommy Tutone dials up the Lane County Fair

Plug Into EW’s New Community Stage Local musicians rock the fair

Recyclers at the Fair

Snout and Snout The thrill of pig races

Black Sheep of the Family Natural colored fleece at the fair

 

Plug Into EW’s New Community Stage

Local musicians rock the fair

Betty and the Boy
Roshan Maloney

For the first time ever at the Lane County Fair, EW is sponsoring its very own stage, which will be decked out and supersnazzed with an electric, eclectic line-up of local musicians sure to knock the socks off Granny Mae, kick the boogie to Uncle Boots and make the kids jump the hay for days. Everything from folk and fanfare to blues and rock will be represented at EW’s debutante debut into the fair freak — miss this coming-out party and you’ve only got your brain to blame.

Located at the Community Stage, our funky and free (with admission) foray into county fair festivities will feature such melodic luminaries as Scott Austin, Boomchick, Betty and the Boy, Roshan Maloney and Saint Krampus, to name but a few. This is your chance to get sun-soaked, deep-fried and worse-for-wear by checking out a fantastic, three-day bill (starting at Friday, noon, and running till 5 pm Sunday) of Next Best Thing, Eugene finalists like Tyler Fortier and Judy Vogelsang, along with other long-established or up-and-coming artists.

So grab an elephant ear, chug a lug and put your funny shoes on at the EW’s Community Stage, where all good things happen. — Rick Levin