REDMOND, Ore. -

The Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo begins on Wednesday and runs through Sunday, August 3rd.  Daily attendance is anticipated to be approximately 40,000 per day, which brings significant traffic congestion to the area surrounding the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center.

The Redmond Police Department – in cooperation with the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo, Redmond Public Works, and Oregon Department of Transportation – will be working to minimize traffic delays.  Motorists are reminded to give themselves extra time and expect significant delays, especially leaving the fairgrounds around closing times.

We encourage people to take advantage of free shuttles with service to and from Mountain View High School (Bend), Sisters Elementary School, and Redmond High School.  You can find the schedule online at:

 http://expo.deschutes.org/images/uploads/Free2013FairBusSchedule.pdf

We also have the following tips:

- For traffic leaving for Bend or South Redmond, please enter and exit at SW 19th St.

- For traffic leaving for North Redmond or Prineville, please enter and exit at the Mt. Hood entrance towards Veterans Way (Airport).

The Redmond Police Department is proud to provide very valuable law enforcement services to the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo. We urge you to have a very safe and enjoyable Deschutes County Fair.