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Scio hosts ‘Woolstock’ – Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair

Carrying on 89 years of tradition, the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair is coming May 17-19 to the Linn County Fairgrounds in Scio.

“Woolstock – Three Days of Lamb & Wool” is this year’s theme, and there are many ways to participate, according to officials. 

“This year’s theme and logo was designed and presented to us by Sydney Romer,” said Karen Isaac, president of the board. “The logo truly represents the coming together of community with music, activities, comradery and just plain old rockin’ good times!”

This year’s parade follows the theme and starts with registration at 9 a.m., judging at 9:30 a.m. followed by award presentations. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Sixth and Main and concludes at the Scio High parking lot. Jim Cole will serve as Grand Marshal. He has served the community since he and his wife, Eva, moved to Scio in 1966.  

Also introduced will be Scio’s Honored Citizen Michelle LeFeber who was recognized recently for 24 years of teaching in the Scio School District. United States Marine Corps veteran, Gunnery Sergeant Matt McSorley will receive a salute for his service to his country. A firefighter for the Scio Fire District, McSorley and his family live in the Jordan area.

The Royal Court Coronation will take place at 1 p.m. Friday on stage. Serving as princesses are Addison Wessels,
Emily Zamudio, Marissa Donner, Natalia Bonyad, Shelby Cate and Taryn Ramsay. Junior court princesses are Ember Gligel, Emily Slusser, Gracelynn Hall, Isabella Plagmann, Izzy Johnston and Lexi Baumgartner. 

Registration for the annual 5K fun run and walk will begin at 8 a.m. May 18 at the Scio High School campus. Entry fee is $15 for 12 and over and $10 for 11 and under. Online registration is also available at

The annual Country Breakfast Fundraiser by Scio Rebekah Lodge #84 takes place 7  to 10 a.m. May 18 in the IOOF Hall on Hwy. 226. Cost is $8 for ages six to adult; free for under five. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage and hashbrowns. 

The Lamb & Wool Fair annual Car Show takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 17 along Main Street followed by the second annual Road Rally from 12:30 to 4 p.m. May 18. Cost to participate is $25 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or $40 for both days. Awards, drawings and a parade start at 11 a.m. on May 18 through downtown Scio.

A pie eating contest with be held at 4 p.m. on May 17 on the Carol Bates Memorial Stage for ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17 and 18 and up. This event is sponsored by Roth’s. 

Entertainment will include Hidden Jim, Rock n Roll Cowboys, Brian Lea and  classic rock ‘n roll by the Fam Jam. 

All books will be sold for $1 at the Friends of the Scio Public Library annual books sale at Scio City Hall. Sales run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Other events include quilts, flowers, tractors, talent and pet shows along with a petting zoo, family games, a youth art/craft/hobby event, a silent auction, and the Fat Lamb Fiber Festival.  

The popular Lamb Show, open to all 4-H and FFA members in Oregon, opens for registration at 8 a.m. on Sunday across from the Scio Farm Store. 

Sunshine Circle Women’s Ministry invites fairgoers to The Edge, where a variety of pies, cookies and three different kinds of soup will be served during the Fair. Times are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds go to support the Sunshine Circle’s Ladies Auxiliary.  

The Northwest Champion Sheepdog Trials will be at Wolston Farm, 1 mile east of downtown Scio off Hwy. 226 off Franklin Butte Road. The trial runs Friday through Saturday starting at 8 a.m. 

Additionally, the fourth season of the Scio Saturday Market kicks off on May 25 and ends Sept. 28. The rural market, held at the fairgrounds, provides a place for smaller farmers and crafters to sell their locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, flowers and handcrafted goods. Participants can apply on the Scio Saturday Market Facebook page and at

For a schedule of events and sponsors, visit or Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair on Facebook. 

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