Felicks and Dimitri Marshall get ready to make magnetic slime at the STEAM Stage at the Marion County Fair. The science project was put on by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation whose mission is to educate and mobilize the community.

The Marion County Fair is back, bringing back its mash of live music, hands-on demonstrations, contests, and agriculture competitions.

Times are Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day-to-day event schedules and prices can be viewed on the fair's website.

All photos by Anna CK Smith/Salem Reporter.

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Jonas Camillo, helped by his mother Joelle Camillo, prepares a market lamb for the showmanship contest. This is Camillo's first year participating and competing in the 4-H competition.

Left to right: Maverick, Charlie, and Mckenzie White stop to pet chickens as they pass by for competition.

Cayla High and David Bickle work together to untie a knot created in the Super Science Company space at the Marion County Fair.

The competitors for the junior dairy goat overall showmen competition kneel with their goats as awards are presented.

Petrina Buchheit from Silverton FFA milks her dairy goat. Buchheit has been competing in the division for the last three years.

A young girl presents her rabbit to a judge and answers questions about how to care for the animal during a competition at the Marion County Fair.

Daniel, left, and his friend compare pictures of bugs to real ones on display at the OSU Extension table on entomology.

170 military uniforms of real Oregon men and women who have served are on display at the Marion County Fair on loan from the Uniform Display Museum. The museum works to preserve the military heritage of the state without glorifying it and has collected 1865 displayable uniforms.

A young girl watches as a volunteer pours liquid starch into a cup to make slime at the Marion County Fair.

Left to right: Kamdyn, Westan, and Braelyn mix glue, liquid starch, and iron oxide powder to make magnetic slime as a part of the STEAM outreach during the Marion County Fair.

Camas Lesnaik examines her magnetic slime experiment as it comes together before taking it out of the cup to knead it with her hands as a part of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation's STEAM outreach program at the Marion County Fair.