September 13-15, 2024

Please Note:

This is information for the 2023 Art Fair. Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 event.

September 13-15, 2024

Opening Night Celebration

Thursday • 7–9pm

Kick off the 75th Salem Art Fair & Festival with us on Thursday, September 12. Your $30 ticket includes dinner, a drink ticket, and a concert by Halie Loren. Ticket sales have closed.

Art Fair Hours

Friday & Saturday
Kids’ Court 10am–7pm
Artist Booths 10am–7pm
Entertainment 10am–10pm


Adult (18+) $10
Senior (55+) $8
Veteran $8
Teen (13-17) $5
3-Day Pass
Adult $20
Senior (55+) $15
Veteran $15
Teen $10

Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Teen (13-17)


Kids (12 and under) enter FREE.

SAA Members

FREE when you show your card.

FREE admission for OHP or SNAP beneficiaries, just show your card at the gate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission is FREE, just show your membership card at the gate. We will also be sending out instructions via email to reserve your free tickets in the online ticketing system. Now is a great time to join or renew your membership and get free entry into the Art Fair!
Yes! We have an online ticketing system or you can buy tickets on site during Art Fair.
In short, the change was necessary to protect the native landscape and continue holding the Art Fair at Bush’s Pasture Park. You can read more about this here.
The new location is in a larger area, allowing more people to enjoy the entertainment throughout the day. This also brings visitors to be closer to the food and beverage courts.

To minimize disruption in the neighborhood, we’ve consulted with our neighbors, their association, and the City regarding show times and the orientation of the stage.
No, outside food and drink are not allowed. There are food and beverage vendors inside the Art Fair.
No pets are allowed at the Art Fair for the health and safety of all Fair-goers. Service dogs are allowed and should be leashed unless doing so interferes with the tasks the dog is trained to assist with.
Please leave them at home. Weapons are not allowed at the Art Fair and will be confiscated by security.
Yes, there will be one at each entrance.
There will be several umbrella tables in the food court and the beverage court areas that will provide shade while people eat and drink. Umbrella tables will also be present in the artist hospitality area. We are also going to have a shade area near the main stage. Additionally, should temperatures be high there will be misting stations in multiple locations.

Please do not bring umbrellas into the Art Fair.
Coolers are not permitted inside the Art Fair. There are food and beverage vendors inside.
Both the Salem Art Association and the Bush House Museum are re-examining the life and legacy of Asahel Bush, whose family’s farmstead is now Bush’s Pasture Park where the Salem Art Fair & Festival is held and our galleries are located. We began this work to look at Bush’s role in the oppression of Black Oregonians and Native Americans through his position as the founder of the Oregon Statesman newspaper and Salem’s first bank. When you begin to examine the history of this place, it’s clear that this Kalapuya tribal land was lost when white settlers arrived in the Willamette Valley. Just as we must confront the racism of Asahel Bush, we must also acknowledge that these are the ancestral lands of the Kalapuya. If you want to learn more about the history of this area, please visit the Salem Art Association’s Native Salem webpage.
You are welcome to bring a picnic chair or blanket.