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Jessica LaMotte: Newbie at OCF 2019

Jessica LaMotte: Newbie at OCF 2019

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: Jessica LaMotte, brand new to OCF, spends a day with us exploring the Fair and having a blast. Hear her surprise and joy at the wonders of the Oregon Country Fair on it's 50th Anniversary Year!

Moon Lodge- Community Village at OCF

Moon Lodge- Community Village at OCF

Explore the women's Moon Lodge area in Community Village at the Oregon Country Fair. This is the oasis amidst the chaos, for peace and quiet for women anytime they need it. Inside is artwork and information for women about menstruation, and supplies and soft spaces to...

Juneteenth Event at Alton Baker Park, Eugene, 2020

Juneteenth Event at Alton Baker Park, Eugene, 2020

BONUS Podcast Series- Juneteenth Listen in as we interview participants, artists, and supporters at this lively celebration of Black culture and freedom!Juneteenth Event Part 1: Mija Andrade and the Arts Mija Andrade talks about art as revolution, speaking powerfully...

Ruby Reminisces: 50 Years of OCF

Ruby Reminisces: 50 Years of OCF

Listen to a chat with Ruby, from the info booth, at the 50th Anniversary of Oregon Country Fair, 2019. She shares with us about her favorite memory of Fair, back in the 80's, and we chat about the stewardship of the land and creatures who live there. A little slice of...

The Dragon Maker Booth at OCF

The Dragon Maker Booth at OCF

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the Agogo Bells at the Dragon Maker Booth on Strawberry Lane at Oregon Country Fair. These custom Brazilian Samba instruments are great fun! It's easy to sound fancy even if you aren't a musician. Find out about the long family...

Ritz Arts: Ken Hardenbrook

Ritz Arts: Ken Hardenbrook

Ritz Arts member Ken Hardenbrook talks with us about the beautiful artwork being installed outside the Ritz in the patio area. Learn about the time capsules they are putting into the wall which will capture bits of Fair magic for the future. Check out the great photos...

Refrigeration Crew- Larry at OCF

Refrigeration Crew- Larry at OCF

What is the reefer truck? Find out about how the food booths at Oregon Country Fair keep their food cold and about the crews behind this critical service. Hear about the history of chillville and how Larry feels about the volunteers and the community of trust. "The...

DeSolution Reggae Band at OCF

DeSolution Reggae Band at OCF

Listen to the DeSolution reggae band performing at Monkey Palace at the Oregon Country Fair! We interview band members Ratie, who is from Zimbabwe, and hear about the inspiration for some of her original songs. Christopher, also from Zimbabwe, talks about how they got...

Astral Chrysalis Designs at OCF

Astral Chrysalis Designs at OCF

Hear about the leatherwork artistry of Astral Chrysalis Design. Inspiration often comes from the customers as they try on items in different ways than expected. Hats, skirts, belts, jewelry, all of the items are hand made and one of a kind. With the piecework,...

The Dragon Parade at OCF

The Dragon Parade at OCF

Peachi the Dragon at the Oregon Country Fair makes a wave of smiles as she snakes through the crowd, several times throughout the day. The dragon parade has been an important part of the Fair for over 30 years! Hear the band Samba Ja as the excited fairgoers get...

Penelope Pendragon and the Magical WISH Wagon at OCF

Penelope Pendragon and the Magical WISH Wagon at OCF

What is the Magical WISH Wagon? Join us on a virtual tour of this beautiful, creative and fantastical wagon that Penelope Pendragon has created at Oregon Country Fair. Her purpose is peace and compassion, and helping you fulfill your innermost desires and wishes....

Clem Stockard Photography at OCF

Clem Stockard Photography at OCF

Clem tells us about his photography and redwood furniture booth at the Oregon Country Fair, about the giant cookie-loving bear that sits on his bench, and the changes he's seen over the many years at the Fair.Clem Stockard Photography at OCF Transcription by Jade...

Derek Jones Glass Art at OCF

Derek Jones Glass Art at OCF

Derek Jones is an amazing glass artist who creates beautiful pendants, giant marble-like orbs, and more. Hear him talk about his personal ethos behind flexible pricing and how he collaborates with others for some of his settings. Spreading art and joy since 1995 at...

Everyone Orchestra: Matt Butler at OCF

Everyone Orchestra: Matt Butler at OCF

Matt Butler talks about Everyone Orchestra and the history of this synergistic, improvisational music. Bringing together diverse musicians to create in-the-moment jams is his passion. Learn how he got started with this style and about some favorite moments.Everyone...

True Band with Raven Muir at OCF

True Band with Raven Muir at OCF

Listen in as the TRUE band and friends perform on the stage at Philly Cheesesteak booth on the path at Oregon Country Fair. These young performers are led by their instructor John, who started this ukelele band at Ridgeline Montessori School in Eugene. Hear from band...

Talismana Designs: Eve Bennett-Jones at OCF

Talismana Designs: Eve Bennett-Jones at OCF

Eve at Talismana Designs talks to us about her design inspiration including symbolism and motifs of the natural world. Bees, bones, beetles, porcupine quills are just some of the materials she works with. She has lived the festival lifestyle for many years and now...

Arch Park- Firestarting at OCF

Arch Park- Firestarting at OCF

How do you make fire from traditional natural tools? Learn all the details as Jeff talks to us in Archaeology Park at Oregon Country Fair and starts a fire with a bow drill. He explains about the tools, types of tinder, methods of firestarting and answers questions...

Kat McMillan Open Heart Kirtan

Kat McMillan Open Heart Kirtan

Get to know Kavita "Kat" McMillan and her Open Heart Kirtan at the Spoken Word stage at Oregon Country Fair. She practices Bakhti Yoga and leads call and response "kirtans"- spiritual songs for upliftment. Beautiful and peaceful music!Kat McMillan: Open Heart Kirtan...

Shady Lane Wanderings and Humble George at OCF

Shady Lane Wanderings and Humble George at OCF

Wander along Shady Lane at Oregon Country Fair, and drop in on live music inside the giant wicker dragon, and listen in to the band Humble George as they play some good old rag time and "sarcastic jazz", and heckle your host, Karen Rainsong.Shady Lane Wanderings and...

Organic Matters at Energy Park

Organic Matters at Energy Park

Explore the Organic Matters booth in Energy Park at the Oregon Country Fair. We'll learn about what transitional organic means, how farmers can make a difference, and the socio-economics of organic farming.Organic Matters at Energy Park Transcription by Jessica...

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