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Canby: Fairest of Them All

17 Mar

Local residents know Canby as a great place to live. Folks from out of town know Canby as the host to one of Oregon’s most popular annual events, the Clackamas County Fair.  Originally established in Gladstone, the fair soon moved to Canby and has been a summer attraction for well over 100 years now!

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Early Days of the Clackamas County Fair

Long-time attendees have witnessed the fair’s expansion and improvements, especially in recent years.  In fact, upgrades are currently planned for one livestock building on the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.

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Structural Upgrades Are Planned For This Livestock Building – Pamplin Media Photo

From the national-caliber rodeo to its impressive livestock exhibits and vast array of performers and entertainers, the Clackamas County Fair is an attractive option for people of all ages and interests.  Don’t miss this year’s event, running from August 12th – 17th. For more information, go to

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The Clackamas County Fair is lots of fun for everyone!

A Tale of Two Canbys

8 Feb

The OTHER Canby, 1952

When searching online for information on the City of Canby, make sure you specify which one! While Canby, Minnesota is considered “The Other Canby” by many of us in Oregon, both towns have been in existence for well over 100 years, and they share some additional characteristics:

Both communities are named after Edward Canby, a 19th-century U.S. Army General. Both also host their county’s annual fair.

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General R. S. Canby

Interestingly, both Canbys had populations of approximately 2,150 in 1960. Since that time, however, Canby M’s population has dropped while Canby O’s has grown to over 7 times that size! Check out the chart below for a further comparison of the two cities:

                                                            Canby, OR                   Canby, MN

Incorporated:                                                      1893                                  1905

Population:                                                         15,829                               1,795

Median Age:                                                       33 Yrs.                            46.1 Yrs.

Elevation:                                                            153 Ft.                            1,237 Ft.

Area                                                                 3.79 Sq. Mi.                     2.2 Sq. Mi.

Latitude:                                                             45.2661                           44.7100

Time Zone:                                                          Pacific                             Central

Light The Night In Canby!

5 Dec

A terrific event for the entire family is scheduled at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby from December 13-17th.

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The event is called Light The Night.  Learn more here at their website and also at their Twitter page here.

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