Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds
Connecting Our Community
Thank you to all who attended the Benton County Fair & Rodeo this year! We hope you enjoyed the entertainment, food and fun. See you in 2020!
Dog Agility Trial
The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) organizes this great canine event. Watch as dogs run, jump and weave through complicated obstacle courses.

Friday, September 6, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Benton Arena

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Public Safety Chili Cook-Off (Philomath)
Challenge your tastebuds as teams compete for the honor of "Benton's Best Rootin' Tootin' Shoot 'em Up Chili!" Scruggs and Steel Benders will be on stage to provide entertainment. This event raises money for the Philomath Police Foundation, Benton County Sheriff's Foundation, Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, and the ABC House Child Abuse Intervention Center.

Sunday, September 8, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Admission $5

Please note the new location: Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Grounds at 502 S 13th Street

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Master Gardener Garden Tours
The OSU Extension Benton County Master Gardeners have created two beautiful landscape areas at the fairgrounds - a Xeriscape garden and a Pollinator Garden. These two gardens compliment their existing Demonstration Garden. Join the Master Gardeners for a tour of the gardens and gain some inspiration for your own home landscape.

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Fairgrounds South Entrance

OSU Home Game Parking & Shuttle Service
Park at the fairgrounds and enjoy shuttle service to the stadium! Shuttles start three hours before kick-off and run one hour post game. Cost is $5. South gravel parking lot.

Want to organize a tailgate party? Then break out your RV and join the fun at the fairgrounds where you can camp with fellow football fans.

Click here to make your reservations at the Benton Oaks RV Park

Click here for the OSU Athletics website
Open Riding
Open riding is FREE at the fairgrounds Mondays and Tuesdays. Open riding is held in the Indoor Arena except during summer months when it is held in the Outdoor Arena as weather permits.

Mondays: Noon to 9:00 pm
Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

4-H Open Ride is held on the first and third Mondays of each month starting at 6:30 pm.

Call the Benton Arena Hotline at (541) 766-6089 for up-to-date information
Event Center Office Closed
The Event Center & Fairgrounds office will be closed Tuesday - Thursday, September 10 - 12, for staff to attend training.

Regular Office Hours
Mondays - Fridays
8:00 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 5:00 pm

(541) 766-6521