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Community Discusses North Idaho State Fair’s Future At Town Hall

The Kootenai County Fairgrounds play a significant role in the area’s economy, to the tune of $30 million in economic output in 2022 alone. But some of the benefits the fairgrounds provide to the community can’t be expressed in dollars and cents.

Lewis County Fair (NY): Disarray And High Water, The Show Must Go On

When dawn broke on the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2024, the Lewis County Fairgrounds was in a state of “disarray” from what officials have described as “jaw dropping” flooding, which occurred the afternoon prior.

Houston Livestock Show’s (TX) NRG Arena Serving As Medical Shelter To Assist Discharged Patients Without Power At Home

As the Houston region continues to cope with widespread power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, the NRG Arena is serving as a medical shelter for patients who have been discharged from hospitals but cannot safely return home.

Dairy Cow Attractions Cut From Iowa State Fair Due To Avian Influenza Concerns

The Iowa State Fair is cancelling two attractions amid concerns over Avian Influenza infections in dairy cows. The Milking Parlor and the I Milked a Cow Experience will not be a part of the fair this year to prevent the spread of avian flu.

38K Turkey Legs: Here’s How Much You Ate, Drank And Rode This Year At San Diego County Fair (CA)

Another sun has set on the county fair, so let’s take a look at the numbers from turkey legs gobbled up to the number of Ferris wheel riders. This year, almost one million people flocked to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from June 12 through July 7 for the San Diego County Fair.

Increased Emphasis On Sustainability, Waste Management At This Year’s Calgary Stampede (AB)

With more than a million visitors expected to pass through the Calgary Stampede gates this year, the 10-day festival will produce a staggering amount of waste. But a variety of sustainability initiatives and partnerships aim to make this year’s Stampede one of the greenest, most eco-friendly iterations yet.

Madison County Fair (NY) Opens Successfully Despite Setbacks

The Madison County Fair kicked off on Thursday at the Brookfield speedway on 1968 Fairground Road. Located just outside of the town of Brookfield, the fairgrounds were lined with RV’s and cars as vendors and entertainers set up for a long weekend of attractions and community celebration.

Douglas County Fair (OR) Launches ‘Safe & Found’ Wristband Program This Summer

The Douglas County Fair is launching a new program during this summer’s fair to reunite lost kids with their parents. It’s called the Safe & Found Wristband Initiative. Through a partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Central Douglas Fire & Rescue, fairgoers can get wristbands with their cell phone number printed on it that will then be secured around their child’s wrist.

Number Of Exhibitors, Animals Increase At Santa Maria County Fair (CA) Junior Livestock Show

The number of local agricultural students and animals participating in this year’s Santa Barbara County Fair are showing an increase this year from 2023 numbers. “The fair has been awesome this year,” said Santa Barbara County Fair Livestock Superintendent Hailey Rose Switzer.

Nebraska State Fair Announces Outdoor Concert Improvements, Including New Seating Policy

The Nebraska State Fair is eager to announce a new policy allowing guests to bring their own lawn chairs for general admission seating at all outdoor concerts. This change, effective immediately, aims to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of our valued attendees.

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