Events & Attractions
The Deschutes County Fair Free Concert Series brought to you by:
Wed July 31—Cheap Trick
Thu August 1—Kip Moore
Fri August 2—Aaron Tippin
Sat August 3—Kansas
Fair Information Sheet
Don’t forget the Deschutes County Rodeo which is part of the Fair event schedule and free with your admission to the Fair-don’t miss it!
Each night the rodeo pre-show will start at 7:00pm followed by the rodeo starting at 7:30PM
Fair & Rodeo Queen:
The 2013 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen is Jessie Foster.
Jessie Foster recently graduated from Summit High School with a honors diploma and is currently attending the University of Oregon. She is considering journalism, animal science, or pre-law as possible careers she would like to pursue. In high school she participated in many clubs such as choir, soccer, the school newspaper, and the Oregon High School Equestrian Team. Each year she and her horse progressed through hard work and her senior year she had the honor of competing at the State Championship. Outside of school she was involved with the Youth Choir of Central Oregon, club soccer, high school rodeo for two years, Rimrock Riders, and Deschutes County swine, shotgun, and teen staff 4H. Last year she served as the 2012 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Queen, had an amazing experience and will never forget that year. Jessie thoroughly enjoys the U of O, joined the Delta Gamma sorority, and hopes to become a student leader. She is looking forward to this year and cannot wait to spend time with some wonderful people and serve as an ambassador for Deschutes County as the 2013 Fair and Rodeo Queen.
Fair & Rodeo Grand Marshall:
The 2013 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Grand Marshall is Clay Penhollow.
- Clay was born and raised in Redmond.
- He is a former 4-H member and has been a 4-H & FFA volunteer since1977.
- He graduated from COCC and OSU in Agriculture and Animal Science.
- He serves on the State 4-H Oregon State Fair Advisory Committee where he has been the chair or vice-chair for several terms.
- He has been the natural resources planner for the past 18 years for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. He also serves as a fire information officer during the wildland fire season.
- He was an Extension agent at Warm Springs for 8 years prior to that (1984 to 1992).
- Clay’s Extension mentors were former and longtime agents Marvin Young (Grand Marshal in 2000), Jane Schroeder, Randy McAllister, Clint Jacks, Lynne Breese, Martin Zimmerman and Teresa Hogue.
- He has assisted with 4-H & FF A livestock carcass contests in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties since 1984.
- He was taught livestock carcass evaluation from former Wheeler County Extension agent Ken Killingsworth- the father-in-law of longtime Jefferson County 4-H leader Mickey Killingsworth.
- In the early 1980s, past and honorary fair director Mike Penhollow and current fair director Rachel Mcintosh started the 4-H/FF A Auction Buyers BBQ.
- Clay started helping his uncle Mike, his dad Carroll, Bob Schmidt and others at the BBQ pit from its very inception. He took over the job of pit boss when the move was made to the new fairgrounds.
- Some of his other duties at the fair include ringmaster for the 4-H beef show, and assisting the Mcintoshes and Kezeles with their Belgian draft horses.
- He has been active in the Deschutes County Sheriffs Posse since 1983 serving as 2nd Lieutenant-Treasurer since 1986.
- He is also active at Powell Butte Community Christian Church and the famous Lord’s Acre Day celebration that his grandfather D. L. “Penny” Penhollow was instrumental in establishing. In fact it is the Lord’s Acre pit BBQ on which the 4-H/FFA Auction Buyers pit BBQ is patterned after.
- Side note: Many of you will remember Penny from his 43 years as pastor of the church and/or his years representing Deschutes County as county judge and commissioner. And many of you also know his aunt, Susie (or Mary Sue) Penhollow who was Deschutes County clerk for many years.
- He says he is most proud of the fact- and this may be a first for Deschutes County- that he is a third generation family member to serve as Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo Grand Marshal. His grandfather “Penny” was grand marshal in the early 1980s and his Uncle Mike in 2006.
2014 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen Tryouts
Juniper Arena & Middle Sister
Application packets will be available at the Information desk during the week of Fair July 31 - August 4 and available in the the Fair office during and after the fair. Packets are due August 30, 2013 by 5 p.m. to:
Deschutes County Fair Office
3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756
Kathy Russell, Deschutes County Queen Advisor
2014 Fair/Rodeo Queen Tryouts - Entry Forms and Documents
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 10:00AM, Downtown Redmond
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Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 6:00AM - 10:00AM
Prices for the Buckaroo Breakfast:
Adults (13+) $8
Children (6-12) $5
Children (5 yrs & under) FREE