There are now several transportation options for those heading to the Oregon Country Fair (OCF) this weekend. According to MyEugene, a free shuttle will be provided for those holding tickets to the fair. The OCF has contracted with First Student Inc., and Lane Transit District to provide free shuttle service for the entire weekend. The article states that the OCF is subsidizing the cost of the shuttle service to encourage public transportation to and from the event. Eugene Weekly follows up on this news by stating that “a solid third to half” of fairgoers now arrive by bus.
Fairgoers must have either a ticket or ticket confirmation letter to board the shuttle bus. Tickets for the event must be purchased ahead of time at TicketsWest outlets, most Safeway stores, or online at ticketswest.com.
For those considering bicycling to the event, MyEugene notes that bikes will not be allowed on the shuttle buses, but bicycle racks are available at shuttle boarding sites.
According to the OCF website, there are several other transportation options as well. For those visiting from San Francisco, there is the Green Tortoise, with several pick-up and drop-off points along I-5.
The Cascades Amtrak line also makes the trek to the fair, dropping visitors off at the Eugene Amtrak station.
The OCF states that if people must drive, they should fill every seatbelt in their vehicle!
Along these lines, KLCC has just posted a feature with Country Fair veteran, Palmer Parker regarding precautions to take at the fair this year. This little feature offers some great advice for staying safe at this year’s event.