CENTRAL 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.