It's Old Time Fair time!
The 63rd Old Time Fair, West Linn's signature summertime event, will take place July 19 through 21 at Willamette Park, located at 12th and Volpp streets along the Willamette River. The three-day event begins Friday at 5:45 p.m. with the coronation of the 2019 Fair Queen or King. The festivities kickoff at 6 p.m. with the opening of the carnival, food and exhibitor booths, and the beer garden.
Friday's festivities include the Olde Time Baseball Game at 6:45 p.m., with the band Love Circle performing on the main stage at 7 p.m. Radio Riots will perform on the stage at the beer garden at 8 p.m. Watch "Secondhand Lions" at 8:30 p.m. on the Advantis Credit Union main stage, and finish the evening with the fireworks display in the spectator area at Bernert Boat Ramp at 9:30 p.m.
Plan on having breakfast served by the West Linn Lions under the main shelter at the park Saturday morning starting at 6:30 a.m.
That will put you at the front of the line to register for the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. This year's parade theme is "West Linn's Electric Avenue" and features Larry the Light Bulb as parade marshal.
The carnival, exhibit and food booths all open at 11 a.m. and the AWOL Aeros will perform at 11 a.m. on the main stage. At noon participate or watch the Bob Harding Horseshoe Tournament, or watch the Portland Water Spectacular Ski Show at Bernert Boat Ramp (a second performance of the ski show happens at 4 p.m.). A third option at noon is to watch the FIRST Robotics team 1425 perform on the main stage; the FRC Robotics team 1425 performs at 2 p.m.
Bingo play begins at 12:30 p.m. with a second session beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Friends From Home perform at 5 p.m. in the beer garden while Seymour Baker Band plays on the main stage. At 8 p.m. hear TemptAsians on the main stage or McCoid-Pellico Band in the beer garden.
An event not to be missed is the We Gotta Regatta, taking place at 2 p.m. at Bernert Boat Ramp. This event features homemade boats made of recycled materials of all kinds. If it floats, it races. Teams row their boats from the start to finish lines. Teams vie for a range of awards — from fastest boat to best dressed crew. Get a team of family and friends together and get in on the action. Sunday the West Linn Lions will serve breakfast again, starting at 6:30 p.m., which just might fuel the walkers and runners in the PJs to Pancakes Kids' Dash, Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk, which begin at 8 a.m.
The carnival, exhibitor and food booths open at 11 a.m., and the Bob Harding Horseshoe Tournament continues at noon. You have another opportunity to watch the water ski show and play bingo on Sunday, plus at 1 p.m. you can try your hand at lumberjack skills, then watch the pros in action at 3 p.m.
There is a pie eating contest at 3 p.m., and the festival wraps up at 6 p.m. with raffle drawings for prizes provided by local businesses.
Shuttle service is available all weekend long taking fairgoers from Willamette Falls Drive down to the park. Watch for shuttle stops at 15th Street and Knapps Alley, Knapps Alley and 12th Street and at Willamette Primary School.
For complete schedule information and more details visit West Linn Parks and Recreation's website westlinnoregon.gov.
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