COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- The fair that highlights Cottage Grove's history also celebrated a historic landmark of its own as the Heritage Fair and Timber Show celebrated its 80th run Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The fair was started back in the 1930's, and many of the traditions brought in through the years have stuck. From wood carving stations, model car racing, bingo a petting zoo to the many food choices around the fairgrounds, everything helped play into the fair organizer's mission of preserving local heritage.
President of the Fair Board Judy Cash said that the fair has always been a staple of family fun in the community.
"The whole point of the fair is for us to provide some family fun, some good solid entertainment and some education." Cash said.
The 80th Annual Heritage Fair and Timber Show also had multiple galleries of textiles and historic documents to provide historical context and information to the fair-goers.
Visit the Heritage Fair's website for more information on the history behind the fair that has been running strong for 80 years.