New Drive Thru Location. Same Family Fun!

April 23–25, 2021

11 am–5 pm daily

Clackamas County Event Center

694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, Oregon

Join us for the Drive Thru Ag Fest to experience the incredible world of Oregon agriculture, in a fun-filled, drive thru environment, and leave our event with an “Ag-venture” kit filled with activities, seedlings and more to continue the fun at home. Our three-day event, aimed to help families better understand where their food, fiber and flora come from, is a unique learning experience, where drive by exhibits make learning about Oregon’s vast agricultural industry educational and entertaining.

We strive to bridge the gap between urban and rural life, and to share the wonder and abundance of Oregon’s bountiful and diverse harvest. Most importantly, this year we are doing this in a safe drive thru manner.

Photograph of farm equipment, llama, seedlings

See animals, farm equipment, and a variety of things grown in Oregon, all from the comforts of your car! Due to the pandemic, you’ll get to stay seated this year to learn more about the importance, variety and vitality of Oregon agriculture. While the format may look different, we’re excited to carry-on our 34-year tradition of showcasing all of the wonderful things that come from Oregon farms. We have lots of fun planned for your family, including activity books and an “Ag-venture” kit that each vehicle will receive, so you’ll take home lots of fun activities, seedlings and other items to help you experience agriculture. So, buckle-up and head to a new spot, with new hours, and expect LOTS of fun viewing animals, farm equipment and seeing where your food, fiber and flora come from!

Advance Tickets

Buy your tickets in advance and pick what day and time you’d like your “Ag-venture” to start!

Discounted tickets can be pre-purchased at your local Wilco Farm Store.

$22 per vehicle (not per person)

While buying your tickets ahead of time is recommended, cash and credit cards are accepted at the gate.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Ag Fest is a drive-through only event. For the safety of all involved, please follow the CDC guidelines and stay in your vehicle at all times.

News

Enter the Ag Education Award

The Ag Education Award rewards student organizations, non-profit organizations, or classrooms that promote and educate Oregonians about agriculture and extend the Oregon Ag Fest mission beyond its annual, 2-day, interactive event. Cash prizes up to $2,000 may be awarded to as many as three winners annually. Entries are due April 2, 2021.

Award details
2020 Winners

Hey 3rd–5th Graders… Enter the What We’re Made of Contest

The What We’re Made Of essay contest, sponsored by Oregon Ag Fest, is designed to get students talking about the products that are grown and raised locally, and learn about the unique food, fiber and flora grown in their area. Enter for the chance to win a FREE field trip for your classroom to a special school day at Ag Fest! Entries are due April 2, 2021

Contest details
Drawing Page pdf

Resources
My Oregon Plate
Ag Facts

About Oregon Ag Fest

Agriculture is one of the few industries that affects us all. It involves the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and many of the materials we use in our daily lives. Though agriculture is such a major part of our everyday lives, most people don’t know much more than where to buy the products they need.

Oregon Ag Fest is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, created in 1987 to highlight the importance of agriculture. We demonstrate how significant agriculture’s economic impact, logistics and practices are: showing folks, especially kids, such things as where the food they eat comes from, how sheep are raised for wool to make clothing, to the importance of our forests for ecology and human survival.

Questions?

503.508.2868
info@oragfest.com

Executive Committee

Chair
Macey Wessels
Boshart Trucking/Whitehead Farms
maceyw@smt-net.com

Past Chair
Jake Wilson
Wilco
jwilson@wilco.coop

Secretary
Corey Burns

Nutrien
corey.burns@nutrien.com

Vice Chair
Leah Rue
Vistor Point Farms
lrue84@gmail.com

Treasurer
Pam Zielinski
Scenic Valley Farms
bobandpamz@gmail.com

At-Large
Craig Anderson
Retired Chemeketa Community College
canderson9015@gmail.com

At-Large
Tami Kerr

Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
tami.kerr@oregondairyfarmers.org

Executive Director
Michele Ruby
info@oragfest.com

Directors

Brandi Crandall
Farm Credit Services
bbuxton27@gmail.com

Erick Garman
Oregon Department of Ag
egarman@oda.state.or.us

Allan Niemi
Oregon Association of Nurseries
aniemi@oan.org

Dana Estensen
Oregon Farm Bureau
daesten@aol.com

Jessica Jansen
Ag in the Classroom
jessica.jansen@oregonstate.edu

Mallory Phelan
Oregon Aglink
mallory@aglink.org

Abby Fitts
Abby Fitts, LLC
abbyfitts@gmail.com

Andrea Krahmer
NW Farm Credit Services
Andrea.krahmer@northwestfcs.com

Lucyann Volbeda
Volbeda Dairy, LLC
volbeda@aol.com

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