Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The fishing lines are reeling, the jungle cats are performing, and thousands of people are learning about outdoor recreation. It’s all part of NewsWatch 12′s Jackson County Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show. More than a hundred vendors are at the Expo in Central Point. There is something for everyone from fishing … Continue reading »

What’s New at the Outdoors Show

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — From wild cats to high tech hunting gear, NewsWatch 12′s Jackson County Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show is giving people a chance to see it all first hand. The 3-month-old tigers featured at the Outdoors Show won’t be this small and adorable for long. By seven months, they weigh close to … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Wraps Up

By Rob Scott CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Expo began to tear down rides and games and clean up after the six-day Jackson County Fair. The numbers are still being processed but fair officials say that early projections have attendance up about one or two percent from last year. Jackson County Expo Manager … Continue reading »

Final Day of Jackson County Fair

By Rob Scott CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Visitors of the Jackson County Fair enjoyed blue skys and sunshine on the final day. Jackson County Fair officials are forecasting an increase in visitors from last year. “I’m thinking we were three to four percent up. Some where in that vacinity. Hopefully a little more than that, … Continue reading »

Out & About: Jackson County Fair

The Fair is underway, but there’s still much more fun to be had. There are still more than three fun-believable days to be had at this year’s Jackson County Fair. From thrilling carnival rides by funtastic traveling shows to big name entertainers on stage, this year’s fair has something for everyone. Take a stroll through … Continue reading »

Staying Cool At The Fair

By Sharon Ko CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Larger crowds are expected to hit the Jackson County Fair this weekend and fire officials are preparing with cooling essentials. Medford Fire-Rescue and Fire District Number 3 are teaming up with a station set up at the fair. A tent will be available, hooked up with a mister … Continue reading »

Swine Showmanship At Jackson County Fair

By Danielle Craig CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This is the time of year future farmers of America work toward. Several high school FFA members are out at the Jackson County Fair, competing for ribbons. Wednesday, the fair started out with 4-H and FFA Swine Showmanship. Each student was trying to show off the skills they’ve … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Continues

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 … Continue reading »

Fair Business For Jackson County

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 … Continue reading »

Celebrating & Clean Up Come Together After 4th of July

By Danielle Craig CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The organizations behind the big “Red, White and Boom” celebration say celebrating and clean up come hand in hand. It was the show to see: Southern Oregon’s biggest event, “Red, White and Boom”, brought in a record number of people celebrating Independence Day. An estimated 3,500 people filled … Continue reading »

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