GRANTS PASS, OREGON
Grants Pass Downs is the second largest meet in state, second only to Portland. Grants Pass has live racing for nine days starting in mid-June and running through Mid-July. The featured event is the Firecracker Futurity which is for two year old Quarter Horses.
Grants Pass loves to brag, “It’s the Climate”! So when you are planning your summer adventures be sure to add a few extra days for fun. During your visit to Grants Pass you can tour the Applegate Valley and enjoy beautiful scenery and local wineries. Grants Pass offers an abundance of excellent restaurants and small personalized eateries. Experience a river adventure through Hellgate Canyon on a Jetboat or an inflatable raft and enjoy the thrills and the peaceful tranquility the famous Rogue River offers! Venture through Merlin on down through the canyon on Galice Road to one of the resorts to spend the night or to enjoy a meal overlooking the river. One of the most inspiring parks along the Rogue River is Indian Mary Park where you can enjoy the 61 acres picnicking or camping overnight.
The next stop on the circuit is Prineville, also known as the “Cowboy Capital of Oregon”. There is a rich history of cowboys, horses and agriculture woven into the fabric of this race meet. The Crooked River Round up offers a rodeo, live horse racing and many community activities.
The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in June is located in Union, Oregon. Union boasts the title of the “Oldest Show in the Northwest”. The town was incorporated in 1878 and the Live Stock show was founded in 1908. They offer a lot of history as well as live racing and rodeo for entertainment.
The Tillamook County Fair has earned the title of “Blue Ribbon Fair” which means it is one of the top ten fairs in the nation. The fair and live racing are combined to offer fair attendees an abundance of options for enjoyment.
The Harney County Fair located in Burns, Oregon, has been in existence since 1925. This is another town with its roots in farming and ranching. They offer a rodeo and live racing which take place in September celebrating the traditions of the community including crafts, canning, jellies and works of art.