By Rob Scott
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With less than twenty-four hours until this year’s Jackson County Fair, final preparations are still being made. Everything from farm animals to food vendors arrived Monday.
The Jackson County Fair will kick off at 11 a.m. sharp on Tuesday morning. On Monday, the carnival rides were in the final stages of being set up. A new carnival rides company is here this year and they’ve been setting up for more than a week now.
Farm animals ranging from turkeys to pigs also arrived today. The pigs had a big weigh-in this morning and will be judged Tuesday before being auctioned off Wednesday night. The concert series is what catches the attention of most of the people setting up this year. A variety of performers, from the Wiggles to LeAnn Rimes, are set to take the stage in the coming week.
Food vendors also arrived from all around the state to prepare for Tuesday. A vendor NewsWatch12′s Rob Scott spoke with says the Jackson County Fair is big business to them and is the largest and most successful of the fairs they work.
Tickets to this year’s county fair are eleven dollars for adults, but there are several promotions going on throughout the week, including one for veterans who show up Tuesday morning where military vets can get in for $6.00 with their military ID. Tickets will be $11.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors and children.