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PHOTOS: Animals and adventures at the Oregon State Fair

Oregonians are descending on Salem all week for the 2022 Oregon State Fair, which features a mix of live performances, animal shows, vendors and rides.

The fair runs through Monday, Sept. 6 at the state fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the fair website or check out Salem Reporter’s list of highlights for this year’s fair.

Chester, one of the Legendary Longhorns, stands for a portrait at the Oregon State Fair Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Enjoying a night ride on the rollercoaster in the midway at the Oregon State Fair Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Sam and Morokot Schafer enjoy a pineapple drink in the shade at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday August 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
There were ten very happy piglets in the pig barn at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A little gentle scratching comes in handy to calm down a contestant in the dairy goat competition during the FFA show at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A time honored tradition is enjoying an ice cream cone from the Oregon Dairy Women’s Red Barn. All proceeds go towards funding 4-H, FFA, and other programs including the Dairy Princess Ambassadors. Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Lumberjacks see who is faster: the crosscut saw- or the chainsaw- at the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Woodrow the horned Dorset sheep gets a clip from Katie Hartman and Cody Nicholson-Stratton before the show ring at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Ava Glaser and a friend give their animal the complete spa treatment in the show barn before going in the ring at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Playing giant chess was an option at the Oregon State Fair in the Wild Science area at the Oregon State Fair Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
An aerial view of the midway at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday August 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A barrel racer speeds around a barrel in a 14 second run at the Hell on Hooves Rough Stock rodeo Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Finding the perfect hat for the rodeo at the Hell on Hooves Rough Stock rodeo Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
At the car show during the 2022 Oregon State Fair, Sharon Sutton carefully dust mops her 1950 Ford Custom. They have owned the car for 25 years, and enjoy driving it on nice days. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Brylee Hanson gets some advice from the judge while showing her crossbred pig during the Senior Master 4-H Showmanship competition at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
You’re never too young to start showing your livestock. Callan Ricksger and Peyton Woods show their red Angus heifer at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Antonio Salgado from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows some visitors at the booth how to find some of the birds for the scavenger hunt at the Oregon State Fair Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Hillsboro High School Sangre Azul Mariachi Band entertains the crowd Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
One of the many food delights at the Oregon State Fair goes to a satisfied customer on Saturday August 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.