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Children pull on strings to move a towering chameleon sculpture’s legs like a puppet. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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A man blows bubbles with a long string of loops. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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Hand-made glass art pieces hang from one vendor’s stand. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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An attendee dons a colorful outfit with makeup to match. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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A parade marches down the path waving transgender pride flags to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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Attendees wearing colorful costumes and masks march through the crowd. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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An attendee fills the air with music. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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An attendee admires the “Peach de Resistance,” an art piece made by Portal Arts Collective that features recycled Volkswagen fenders and references to the fair’s history. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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The smell of barbeque fills the air as cooks prepare food at one of many food stands. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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Animal puppets rest on a stage outside of one vendor’s stand. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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A celebratory banner hangs near the entrance to welcome attendees to the fair. Oregon Country Fair celebrates 50 years of fun on July 13, 2019 in Veneta, Ore. (Marissa Willke/Emerald)

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