Marion County Fair announces country, hip-hop headliners for 2022

Elizabeth Bettiga, of Aim High Livestock, walks her pig, Calypso back to its pen after receiving the Supreme Champion Female award at the Marion County Fair on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The 2022 Marion County Fair will feature a hip-hop and country lineup on the main stage as the event returns to the state fairgrounds July 8-10.

Headlining the fair will be Breland, a New Jersey-born hip-hop and country fusion artist best known for his breakout single “My Truck.” Fair organizers announced the lineup Wednesday evening.

The mainstage on July 9 will feature Aaron Watson, a country artist with more than a dozen self-released albums.

Those looking to get their ticket early to the Marion County Fair can now get them online before prices increase closer to the event. Tickets are $5 for people six and older. Admission is free for children five and under any day, and for children 12 and under on Sunday, July 10.

The fair will feature live music, rides, contests and food, as well as a “full barn” with goats, pigs and cows.

“Our county 4-H and FFA kids have been working hard and are ready to show off for you,” organizers said in an email.

The fair is will take place at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St N.E.

Organizers said the fair may be limited on number of attendees, and Covid restrictions may apply.

-Ardeshir Tabrizian