Visit the Oregon State Fair
Five minutes away from our I-5 Best Western on Portland Road, the Oregon State Fairgrounds are home to the Oregon State Fair, Oregon's largest summer attraction. Held annually in August and September, the fair features concerts, carnival rides, entertainment, and exhibits. Don't miss the Artisan's Village, livestock competitions, horse shows, homebrewed beer, and much, much more.
Visitors arriving in Salem in late June will inevitably find themselves involved in the World Beat Festival, held in downtown's Riverfront Park. Explore Oregon's multi culture heritage with this massive celebration involving over 70 cultures and 120 performances over 9 stages. See dance performances, hear new kinds of music, and expand your palette with numerous food tastings.
Both festivals are very family-friendly and adults and children alike love Kids' Day during the State Fair and the Children's Parade during the World Beat Festival. Be sure to round out this family-friendly stay by booking at the BEST WESTERN Pacific Highway Inn, one of the few Salem hotels offering a free, continental breakfast, high-speed Internet, and attentive 24-hour service.