About The Festival
Held the first weekend in July, this little festival is the best kept secret in Oregon. Wheeler County, with three incorporated towns, is the only county in Oregon with more horses than people. Life marches to a different drummer here, a welcome relief from the hectic pace of the rest of the world!
The Festival takes place in the old pioneer town of Fossil, the county seat, in front of the beautiful historic courthouse, now over 100 years old. The town is nestled in a beautiful valley. Life here is peaceful, quiet, and the residents are full of small town hospitality.. Besides the Festival itself, there's a variety of small but wonderful "museums" but you can also get modern coffee if that's what turns your wheels.
There's no admission charged for attending the Festival but you will need to bring your own chair and/or blanket. There's dry camping and RV parking available at the fairgrounds, about a 5-minute walk from the courthouse, and at nearby parks. Local vendors sell a variety of food and treats.
2023 FESTIVAL and JAM/CAMP
FRIDAY June 30 - SUNDAY July 2, 2023
Fossil Songwriting Contest
Limited number of posters for sale at the festival. Artwork by Fossil resident Dan Robinson
Festival Creator and Producer
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Cities of Fossil, Mitchel and Spray
Wheeler County Courthouse
Wheeler County Fair-board
Fossil Motel & RV Park
Hyatt House Bed and Breakfast
Wilson Ranches Retreat
Pine Creek Schoolhouse
Fossil United Methodist Church
Festival Poster and Art by Dan Robinson
EH and ME Bowerman Advised Fund of the
Oregon Community Foundation