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71st Walterville Fair

“Famous, fabulous, and full of family fun”

From its humble beginning seven decades ago on Anita and Norman Rinehart’s chicken ranch a few miles east of town, the Walterville Community Fair is sure to again be a gathering point in 2023.

This year’s fair, which will be held September 9th at 39259 Camp Creek Road, promises to be another day of family fun.

As in years past the fair will feature the popular mile-long parade as well as a petting zoo and more, including displays of prize-winning canning, baking, fruits and vegetables, handcrafts (quilting, crochet, knitting), arts and crafts, antiques, and photos.

Barbeque chicken dinner consisting of 1/2 chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, rolls, and brownie for $12. Hotdogs and chips will also be available for $3. Serving will start at 11:30. There will be lots of vendors to shop from (contact Jeff at 541-746-9974 if you wish to be a vendor). Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day for some great prizes and drawing will take place at 3 PM. The Grange is working to raise money for the replacement of the windows and siding on the west side of the community center. Check out the thermometer and see how we have progressed and feel free to chip in. See you at the fair!

The schedule of fair events includes - Flag raising and fair opening, 9:30 a.m. Parade registration near the fire station, 9:30 a.m. Fair entries judged, 10 a.m. Flag raising by Boy Scouts, 10:30 a.m. Judging of parade entries, 11 a.m. The parade starts, at 11:30 a.m. Famous BBQ Chicken Dinner, and 3 p.m. Raffle ticket drawing.

As Norm Rinehart used to say, “The Walterville Fair is famous, fabulous, and full of family fun.”


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