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Douglas County Fair underway, Trace Adkins to perform opening night

Douglas County Fair, August 10, 2016. (SBG image)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Fairgoers from around the state are making their way to the Douglas County Fair looking for entertainment, rides, animals and more.

"The county fair represents the breadth of its people," fair director Harold Phillips says.

He says the fair has been around for more than 100 years, an annual tradition for Douglas County residents.

Like previous years, there is a lot of entertainment at the fair, including a virtual reality booth, an animal contest, and tons of booths featuring food and wares.

Locals aren't the only ones getting in on the fair action; ticket sales show almost 50 percent of the guests are from out of the county or state.

"They come from New York, to Hawaii, to Alaska, to San Diego," Phillips says.

One woman is delaying her trip home to California to attend opening day.

She's originally from Douglas County and says even Disneyland can't compete with her favorite childhood spot.

“We know the difference, and in Disneyland we're not going to see cows and goats and chickens and rabbits, or homemade pies or photographs," says fair visitor Grace Farenbaugh.

Wednesday night, country music star Trace Adkins will be performing.

He is one of many artists this week.

Before visiting, download the Douglas Fair app or visit the website to get some special discounts.

The fair director says you can practically get in for free if you keep an eye on the deals.

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