ARE PETS ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS?
The only animals allowed on the grounds are those that align with the ADA’s service animal classification for animals specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are therefore not allowed on the grounds.
ARE WHEELCHAIRS OR MOTORIZED SCOOTERS AVAILABLE TO RENT AT THE FAIR?
there will not be a vendor renting out the motorized scooters this
year. The vendor who was previously is no longer in business and no
other vendors who have this service have shown any interest in being at
the Fair to offer the rental program. For those that require mobility
assistance, we have contacted local providers including Norco in Redmond
who may be able to provide assistance. You may reach them at
WILL MY BAG BE SEARCHED WHEN I ENTER THE FAIRGROUNDS?
For everyone’s safety all guests and their personal possessions are subject to an inspection prior to admittance into the Fair.
WHAT CAN I BRING THROUGH THE GATE?
Water bottles are allowed (no glass). NO outside food or beverages are allowed into the Fair or arena/concert venues. Exceptions include bottles/sippy cups for small children or those who have special medical dietary needs.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED?
The following items are prohibited:
Fireworks, sparklers, throwing toys including balls and frisbees, laser pointers, tents, play pens, lawn chairs, coolers, musical instruments, large bags, weapons including pocket knives and illegal drugs. We are a tobacco free and smoke free facility.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS?
The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is a tobacco free and smoke free facility.
WHERE ARE THE ATMS LOCATED?
There are 4 locations for ATM's:
♦ First Interstate Bank Center
♦ Middle Sister Building
♦ High Desert Activity Center
WHERE ARE THE WATER FOUNTAINS LOCATED?
There are 5 locations for water:
♦ Event Center (upstairs & downstairs)
♦ North Sister Building
♦ Middle Sister Building
♦ South Sister Building
♦ Rodeo Arena
WHERE IS THE LOST & FOUND?
Lost and found articles may be dropped off or recovered at the Police headquarters located on the north side of the First Interstate Bank Center
CAN I RIDE MY BIKE OR E-BIKE INSIDE THE FAIR BEYOND THE GATES AS WELL AS A UNICYCLE, SCOOTER, SKATEBOARD, ROLLER BLADES, ROLLER SKATES, FOOTWEAR WITH WHEELS, SEGWAY, "ONE-WHEEL", OR HOVERING TRANSPORTATION DEVICES?
No, you cannot. If you ride your bike to the Fair, it has to be parked in outside of the gates, and it is your responsibility to bring your own lock if you want to secure it. We also do not allow any of the other items mentioned above to go inside beyond the gates, and it is your responsibility to secure those devises should you choose to leave them at a gate. No one, including the security personnel, are assigned to guard them for you.