The Pavilion

Handles the most action-packed events.

A venue that responds to outside-the-box thinking.

This is the newest building on the fairgrounds, and it was designed to meet the demands of action events and major exhibitions. At its heart is an arena configuration, surrounded by tiered, flexible seating. This structure truly delivers as a large, multipurpose building that’s complete with full-service concession areas, production offices, and a conference/hospitality area.

The Pavilion is a topflight performer when it comes to trade shows, major consumer events, sporting events, and extraordinary exhibitions of all sorts.


Tour The Pavilion

Check our new NCAA sport court!

The Pavilion is now the proud home of an NCAA regulation sport court, refurbished to perfection in 2023! It's perfect for many different athletic competitions at the high school and collegiate level, including basketball, volleyball, cheer, dance, wrestling, pickleball, and more!

Thank you to our friends at Travel Salem for capturing this sneak peek timelapse of the restoration process and for their continued support of the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center!

Floor Plan

The Pavilion Floor Plan


Dimensions: 123’ x 248’ (Arena Floor)
Square Footage: 30,504 (Arena Floor)
Ceiling Height: 29’
Meeting Capacity: 2,800 (Arena Floor)
Dining Capacity: 1,200 (Arena Floor)
Floor: Concrete
Heating: Yes
Electrical: 120/208v
Lighting: Metal Halide
Features: 5,000 Fixed Seats & 2,000 Temporary Seats (Surrounding The Arena), 1,000 square foot hospitality room with seating for up to 50.

See the Pavilion in action! These photos were taken during the Casting Crowns concert on September 30, 2022. Photos by Kathy Rankin.


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