Oregon Country Fair – If Topless Lasses with Flower-Painted Boobs Cavorting Next to Dudes is Your Kinda Scene…This Festival is for You!
Getting down in the midwest never looked so much fun- visit the Oregon Country fair for one of the best summer fests of your life!
Welcome to the Country Fair
Each year in Elmira, Oregon, enthusiasts and veteran attendees make their annual journey to the Oregon Country Fair Festival. This festival is a celebration of wild spirits, eclectic music, spiritual teachings, and a time to bring the community together through healthy and sustainable living. Oregon Country Fair was born out of a desire to have a music festival that inspires sustainability and focuses on environmental change.
Oregon is the place to be if you are intent on going on a transformational journey of any sort. The beautiful coast along with the lush greenery and hidden forests creates the perfect atmosphere for ultimate meditation.
Oregon Country Fair: Music and Experience
The Oregon Country Fair exists over a few days of camping, soul searching and communal festival every June. Sure you’ll see topless women and naked men, but that’s what this festival is for! The festival exists as a place for people to experience and revel in their deep love of the spirit and life. While Envision Festival is indeed a transformational experience, it is also a music festival with some of the most transcendental sounds you will ever hear. Envision pulls its musical talent from all over the world by showcasing many artists from different cultures and backgrounds.
If you’re interested in checking out the line up, Oregon Country Fair annually books some of the world’s most inspiring and sacred musicians. You are likely to see artists like Les Shpongle, Beats Antique, The Human Experience, Stephan Jacobs, Dakini, Human, Cloudchord, Bedouin, Spoonbil, and Elephant Revival to name a few.
Healing Session, Transformational Seminars, and Talks on Environmentalism
Throughout all the goings on at Oregon Country Fair Festival, be sure to check out all the lectures and talks. Envision brings in leaders, speakers, and wise teachers from all over the world to speak to attendees about life, worship, and spirituality. Workshops at Oregon Country Fair are led by international leaders and teachers that speak to attendees on the benefits of protecting the earth.
Check out the Oregon Country Fair website for a lineup on the subjects and specific sessions. In past Envisions, attendees were treated to seminars about Health and Well-Being, Yoga sessions, the Healing Powers of Plants and much more. Yoga teachers from around the world are called into Envision to lead attendees in meditative sessions.
Connection with the Community
As much as the Oregon Country Fair Festival is about working on knowing and loving yourself, the festival also encourages everyone to be more aware and more loving towards all people and living things. Festival goers, staff, and performers all believe that every person is a reflection of the earth and the universe.
In order to foster a stronger sense of community, Oregon Country Fair festival attendees are invited to participate in specific activities to encourage intimacy and understanding. Some of these tips and tricks include connecting with anyone that seems alone, contact people you may have been avoiding, always make eye contact in conversations as well as inviting others to eat or talk with you.
While many music festivals claim to be sustainable or environmentally friendly, Oregon Country Fair understands that and festival with attendees camping for four days is going to inevitable leave its mark on the environment. To combat this truth, Oregon Country Fair does its best to make intentional environmentally friendly choices. Instead of using port-a-potties, Oregon Country Fair has opted for toilets that decompose human waste into usable fertilizer for the earth.
For electricity, Oregon Country Fair harnesses biodiesel and solar energy to try and keep the damage to the environment low. When you come to stay at the lake for the weekend, do your part to take care of the environment as well. Try your best to monitor what you throw away and try to keep as much of your waste and recyclable items with you so you can dispose of them after your leave the festival.
Eighteen Stages and Many Musicians
As a way to create a stronger sense of transformation at Oregon Country Fair, producers limit tickets so that only a few attendees can come to the festival. Most often, you will see a crowd of no more than 1000 people at Envision as the attendees usually top out at around 4000. Smaller crowds mean more intimacy, greater community, and a greater chance at a truly meditative experience.
With a chance to focus directly on one musician at a time without large crowds, Oregon Country Fair attendees have a unique opportunity to truly be in the moment for the duration of the entire festival. Being present and being intentional in are some of the festival’s main goals and ones that they execute very clearly throughout the entire experience.
Preparing for Oregon Country Fair
When it comes to getting ready for Oregon Country Fair, there isn’t THAT much that you need to prepare for. The key to having an all around uplifting, life changing, and spiritually awakening trip is to pack light.
Check the weather to see how cold Oregon gets during its February nights to help you determine what to take for clothing and warmth. Remember that you will be outside the majority of the time so wear light, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Remember that all attendees are there to get to know themselves and each other better so don’t focus that much on your outward appearance.
When it comes to camping gear, you’ll want to pack anything you would normally take with you for a weekend at the lake. Bring high quality camping gear, extra beddings, shade for the sun, a cooler with non perishable food items, and a water vessel so you can ensure that you stay hydrated.
Camping at Oregon Country Fair
Many people choose to stay on site for the entire four days at Oregon Country Fair. If you are interested in attending this festival, camping is really the best way to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Campers get the full range of the transformative experience with the ability to get involved with dawn to dusk singing, praying and dancing sessions, as well as having the opportunity to reflect with the rest of the community at any given moment.
When it comes to camping options, Oregon Country Fair offers attendees with the choice of Tent Camping, Bamboo Treehouses, La Sombra Suites, and La Sombra Bungalows. Check out the festival website as the prices differ by tier. When preparing to camp, you’ll want to pack anything you would normally take with you for a weekend at the beach. Bring high quality camping gear if you are going to set up tent, extra beddings, shade for the sun, a cooler with non perishable food items, and a water vessel so you can ensure that you stay hydrated.
Camping is included in all weekend passes. Arrive at 12:00 p.m. on Monday of the festival to get a head start on the weekend. In addition to regular walk-in camping, Oregon Country Fair offers car camping, and oversized vehicle camping. It is recommended for you to have some sort of vehicle throughout the weekend s consider carpooling when you drive up, or renting a vehicle after you fly in.
Getting to Oregon Country Fair
You may find it hard to virtually assess where exactly you are going for the festival. Check out the main site to find out all the important details! Here’s the general idea to help you through: Many attendees first fly into the local airport and shuttle from there to the Oregon Country Fair Grounds. Others may take a bus or street car to downtown Oregon, La Sabana, to check out the area before boarding a shuttle to the festival. Check out the Travel section on the festival website if you would like to make other travel plans and especially if you are traveling with a large group of people.
Tickets and Pricing
As Oregon Country Fair grows bigger each year, so do the crowds at this annual event. Carefully read all the information on the festival website as the ticket information can be a bit confusing. The first thing you may see about pricing is that tickets range depending on when you purchase the ticket. To avoid going way over budget, be careful and know what package you are getting before you buy anything. While the festival does not offer one day passes, the festival does work scholarships to either bring down the cost of the tickets or cover admission completely. Check out the festival’s website to find out more information.
So whether this is your first time in Oregon or you’re a veteran attendee, do your best to make it out to Oregon Country Fair this year!
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