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By Jen Blue
The Creswell Chronicle 

What a long strange trip it's been...


July 18, 2019

Jen Blue/The Creswell Chronicle

The slumbering city of Veneta sprouted to life last week as thousands invaded the forest grounds with body paint, sparkles, and a child-like enthusiasm that spread like pollen through the winding labyrinth of small stage shows and artisan tree-fort booths. The annual three-day event enticed approximately 58,474 people to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the forest fair.

Friday ticket-holders were treated to a special performance on the main stage featuring Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band. Lesh last played the venue in legendary show with his former bandmates, The Grateful Dead, in 1...

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