Fairs and Exhibits

ORS 565.315
Handling and disbursing of moneys in connection with county fairs

  • financial statement


Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to the disbursement of county fair moneys from the county treasury, in order to pay promptly prize moneys, premiums, wages, necessary costs of repairs and other claims requiring prompt payment in connection with any county fair, the county fair board, at any time, may draw warrants for such amounts as it deems necessary to make such payments, payable to the county fair board, upon funds in the county treasury available for the purpose of making such payments. Such warrants shall be drawn by the board and signed by the president and secretary thereof.


The board shall place any moneys drawn from the county treasury under subsection (1) of this section in an insured institution as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), and may withdraw such moneys for the purpose of making the payments referred to in subsection (1) of this section by checks signed by the president and secretary of the board. All moneys in such checking account not expended during the year such moneys were drawn from the county treasury and placed therein shall be available for use by the board in subsequent years for the purpose of making the payments referred to in subsection (1) of this section.


The board shall keep and make available to the county clerk and county treasurer a complete list of all warrants drawn and deposited in the checking account and all checks drawn against such checking account under this section.


The board shall, once each year, file with the county clerk a complete financial statement showing all funds received and disbursed. There may be included in the report such suggestions and recommendations as in its opinion would make for the improvement and advancement of agricultural and related industries of the fair. [1955 c.665 §1; 1981 c.134 §3; 1983 c.327 §8; 1997 c.631 §498]
§§ 565.210 to 565.330

Notes of Decisions

County fair board is county agency and county is liable for its negligence. Dundas v. Lincoln County, 48 Or App 1025, 618 P2d 978 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County fair associations as private nonprofit corporations, (1979) Vol 39, p 505


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