News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Lamb & Wool Fair delights the masses for 88th year

Carrying on 88 years of tradition, the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair is coming May 19-21 to the Linn County Fairgrounds in Scio.

“Counting on Ewe to Join Us” is this year’s theme, and there are many ways to participate. 

“The theme is very appropriate,” organizers agree. “It depicts the partnerships that help make Scio and the surrounding area a great place to live, work and play!”

The Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials kick off activities starting at 8 a.m. all three days at Wolston Farm, on Franklin Butte Road just a mile east of Scio off of Hwy. 226. 

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. a Community Breakfast will take place in the IOOF building. A Shepherd’s Breakfast takes place 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday at Bo Peep’s Café and a church service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Centennial School. 

This year’s Lamb & Wool Fair Parade will accept entries up to and including the morning of the event. The registration booth is at the corner of 6th and Main Street for last-minute registrations, check-ins and information. Line up is by 10 a.m. Saturday with trophies and ribbons presented at 10:30 a.m. before the 11 a.m. parade start. The parade will dismantle at the Scio High School parking lot.   

SHS cheerleaders will serve as a collective Grand Marshal for their State Champions title and the Oregon State Activities Association Game Day division victory. 

Ida Ruby, who moved to Scio from West Linn in 1966 to marry local farmer Ray Ruby, was named “Honored Citizen” for her litany of achievements. “Honored Veteran” is Airframes Master Chief Petty Officer Cory Carlson, AFCM United States Navy.

The Lamb & Wool Fair annual Car Show takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday along Main Street followed by the new to this year, Road Rally from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost to participate is $25 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or $40 for both days. Awards and raffles as well as a Poker Walk on Saturday through downtown Scio.

Come on down to the Carol Bates Stage and listen to live music starting at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Performing will be The Electr@Coustics at 5 p.m-7:30 p.m. and Trevor Tagle, 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday. Jake & The Hill People and Rock N Roll Cowboys are the first and second to play on Saturday. Also, a Sheepskin Revue will take place at 7 p.m. at the ZCBJ Hall. 

The popular Pet Show is at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Carol Bates Memorial Stages, open to all ages young to young at heart! This is your event if your pup has the most pizazz or the loudest voice!

A variety of beautiful quilts will be on display all three days at Scio Middle School, with awards for about a dozen categories. Quilts may be tied, hand quilted, long-arm quilted, home-machine quilted or ragged. The registration fee is $5 for each quilt. No food or drinks inside the school during the quilt show. Children are welcome with adult supervision. 

Also on the agenda are: Lamb Show, Big Red Pavilion; Lamb Trot 5K Run Walks, Scio High School; Youth Art, Craft and Hobby event; Sunshine Women’s Ministry, pie sale at The Edge; Friends of the Scio Public Library annual book sale at city hall; pie eating contest, four age categories; talent show; fleece and fiber marketplace; flower and quilt shows; hula hoop contest; tractor show; family games; sheep to shawl demonstration; and a silent auction. 

The beer garden opens at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Big Red Pavilion. Vendors will be on hand with food, goods and information. 

For more information, visit Event sponsors, registration requirements, schedule of events and other details of activities are listed on the site. Information can also be found on Facebook.  

Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair 

Event sponsors, registration requirements, schedule of events and other details of activities are listed on the site. Information can also be found on Facebook @ Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair.

Previous Article

Fairview Cemetery clean-up day is coming

Next Article

Royal Court: Princesses chosen for Scio’s May celebration

You might be interested in …