Sunday, November 17, 5 PM: Suzi Prozanski, author of “Brigadoon of the Sixties: Revelry and Kerfuffles at the Oregon Country Fair,” will read from and discuss this 50 year history of the Fair, as well as present a slide show.
Suzi has attended the Oregon Country Fair since 1984 and has been an active participant since 1990. For more than a decade, she interviewed more than 300 fair participants to document the fair's history. She also researched archived newspapers files, early fair records, and many old fair documents and photographs generously shared by fair folks.
The release of Brigadoon of the Sixties: Revelry and Kerfuffles at the Oregon Country Fair, continues the story that began in Fruit of the Sixties: The Founding of the Oregon Country Fair. These two books detail the history of the Country Fair from its founding as a fundraiser for a children's school in 1969 through its foundational years. They detail the start of many of the fair's cherished traditions as well as the problems organizers encountered while putting on the event year after year. http://suzipro.com/about.shtml