12-week-old piglets flew down the race track at the fair. (Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

The fair is in town and brings more than a week on nonstop activities to Salem. There are carnival rides, pig races and nightly music performances.

There's still plenty of time to check it out, the fair runs until Sept. 2. Tickets cost $1 to $8 and can be purchased online. The fair opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. on weekdays. 2330 17th St. N.E.

Parking is cash only and costs $5.



A boy rides an elephant ride at the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A carnival ride at the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

People fly down a roller coaster at the fair Friday.(Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

An announcer asks a little girl which pig she wants to root for. (Anna CK Smith/Salem Reporter)

12-week-old piglets flew down the race track at the fair. (Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

Two girls ride carnival rides at the opening day of the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Goats were one of the animals in the petting zoo, alongside a donkey, llama and pig. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Two girls brush goats in the petting zoo. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A cow in the petting zoo at the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Two people rode penny farthings around the Oregon State Fair Friday. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Seals are performing at this year's Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

The Oregon State Fair opened on Friday with sunny weather and lots of people enjoying ice cream. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A man does fly tying at the Oregon State Fair. (Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

A man does fly tying at the Oregon State Fair. (Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

People fly down a roller coaster at the fair Friday.(Anna CK Smith/ Special to the Salem Reporter)

A couple rides the fair lift across the grounds. (Anna CK Smith/ special to the Salem Reporter)

A carnival ride at the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

A giant sunflower was entered into a competition. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Bird's eye view of the Oregon State Fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Sno-cones were one of the treats offered at the fair. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Have a tip? Contact reporter Saphara Harrell at 503-549-6250 or saphara@salemreporter.com.