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Future of Jackson County Fair Discussed

Fair DiscussesCENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Fairground is $300,000 in debt.

This year’s fair made money, but it came up far short of expectations. Thursday night, community members met with the fair board for a town hall at the Expo. A third of the fairgrounds budget comes from the fair itself.

Many people expressed that they want to see the fair offer a more varied appeal instead of being so agriculturally focused. The fair board says as they move toward a solution, they now understand the importance of the public’s input.

The land is owned by Jackson County and some questioned if the 252 acres property is being used to its potential.

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  1. CARRIE SPENCER says:

    WELL IF YOU WOULD BRING IN SOME HALF WAY DESENT GROUPS……
    WEIRD AL, REALLY ?????????
    LOTS OF PEOPLE WOULD JUST GO TO THE FAIR TO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC,
    BUY FOOD, AND WALK AROUND AND PLAY GAMES AND SHOP:)
    SOMETHING TO CONSIDER, ALL MY FRIENDS DID NOT ATTEND BECAUSE OF HIM???

  2. cjay says:

    The county fair is too expensive for the average family to attend. My daughter and I took my granddaughter for a few hours. It cost us $20 to walk through the gate and my granddaughter got in free. To ride the rides, we bought her a bracelet ($30), because each ride/game (even the kiddie rides) cost about 4 or 5 $ to ride. We also bought some tickets so we could ride with her if an adult was needed. We didn’t eat, bought a few waters, and by the time we left we had spent at least $100. Lower the gate price and you will bring in more people…lower the ride prices and they will stay longer, spend more.

  3. Tim says:

    You guy’s really need to lower your prices really. Also you need to think about what people want to see and do there. Not everybody is a redneck who like’s playing with cow’s and horses.

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