Heritage Fair &
VFW Post 3473 for continuing the tradition of raising the flag as our opening ceremony. Thank you for your service in the military
and fighting for our freedoms!
The purpose of Western Oregon Exposition is to be of service
to the community. Carrying on the American tradition
of old-fashioned fun, entertainment and education
in a safe, family-friendly environment.
To increase interest and broaden the knowledge base of agriculture practices, homemaking skills, industry growth and projects of youth
and adults through exhibits, displays, demonstrations and contests
at the annual community fair.
Prior to being incorporated as the Western Oregon Exposition on May 23, 1955 and moving to its current location at 2000 N. Douglas in Cottage Grove, the fair highlighted area agriculture and logging and was situated in many locations in the Cottage Grove district. The Armory, schools, lumberyards, garages, city parks, and local businesses provided venues and support for the fair. Later, a tract of land was generously donated by Mr. Stanley E. Daugherty, providing the W.O.E. with a permanent home. Dorena, London, Hebron, and North Douglas Granges came together to establish a venue for farmers, gardeners, homemakers, and 4-H youth to exhibit and compete for recognition of their prized exhibits.
Thanks to all our hard working volunteers and the support of our generous donors, this great agricultural fair tradition continues here in Cottage Grove. This three day event is a time when the community comes together to recognize the accomplishments of friends and neighbors.