By Steven Sandberg
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — As the Jackson County Fair kicks off, fair officials are keeping their eyes on the skies.
The fairgrounds are taking weather reports from the Medford Airport to watch for possible rain or thunderstorms. They say in the event of thunder and lightning, carnival rides will be shut down until the storm has passed, but fair officials say they are confident the show will go on.
“We’ve had concerns, obviously, with a little change in weather pattern but we’ve got professional folks checking in with the airport so we have good weather information coming to us all day long,” says Fairgrounds Director Dave Koellermeier.
The fairgrounds director says concerts will continue rain or shine, but they could be delayed if there is too much rain. Fair officials say spectators can bring ponchos, but should avoid umbrellas that could block people’s view.