Special Events

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival (July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2020)
Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary! The Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival has grown steadily over its history and is noted for its pleasant rural atmosphere. The Festival takes place in the old pioneer town of Fossil in front of the beautiful brick courthouse, now over 100 years old.

Admission is free. There’s dry camping and RV parking available at the fairgrounds, about a 5-minute walk from the courthouse, and at nearby parks. Concessions sell a variety of foods and crafts. A unique and popular part of this Festival is the “Fossil Song Contest.” As in traditio

nal song contests, only original unpublished songs are allowed, but songs must be about some feature of the local area – the place, people, history, or even imagined events.

WHERE:
Wheeler County Courthouse Lawn
701 Adams Street
Fossil, OR 97830

MORE INFO:
541-763-3200
tstockton@co.wheeler.or.us
info@wheelercountybluegrass.org
www.wheelercountybluegrass.org

Fossil Park & Relax (July 4, 2020)
No official car show will be happening in 2020, but folks are still encouraged to come to Fossil and park your cars along Main Street! There are no entry fees, nor judging or awards. Come, relax, and enjoy your day. Listen to the live music from the Bluegrass Festival, have lunch, or visit the local museum.

WHERE: 
Downtown
Fossil, Oregon 97830

 

Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo (August 5-9, 2020)
2020 Theme: TBD
A traditional small town, county fair complete with 4-H livestock exhibits, a parade, NPRA rodeo action, live music, and a whole lot of family friendly fun.

WHERE:
Wheeler County Fairgrounds
702 Third Street
Fossil, OR 97830

MORE INFO:
(541) 763-4560
wheelercountyfair@co.wheeler.or.us
www.wheelercountyoregon.com/fair-board