Veneta is a small community located west of Eugene. At the last census count, the population was approximately 4,500 people. Veneta is popular as a less expensive alternative and slower pace compared to the larger cities of Eugene and Springfield. It's also conveniently located just 15 miles west of the most western point of Eugene and just 45 miles east of the coastal town of Florence.
Veneta is also popular for it's close proximity to Fern Ridge Reservoir, the Eugene Municipal Airport, and local Lane County wineries. Veneta's biggest yearly event is the Oregon Country Fair, an annual 3 day event featuring entertainment, local food vendors, local handmade crafts and lots to see.