Does It Work: Jackson County Fair App

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With a busy weekend at the Jackson County Fairground, you can save time and money this year because the fair is at your fingertips. An Ashland company looked at the amount of people logging on to the Expo’s website and they found half of people who visited the site were on … Continue reading »

At the Fair: Eating Healthy

One of the classic parts of any county fair is the food. In the video above, NewsWatch12’s Erin Maxson speaks with Lindsey Patterson, a dietitian at Providence Medford Medical Center, who explains how to indulge with fair food but still stay healthy.

Preparations Underway for County Fair

MEDFORD, Ore. — Set up is underway for the Jackson County Fair next week. Carnival rides and food tents are going up today. More is expected to arrive and go up tomorrow. Some 4-H club judging is also going on in preparation for the fair, and 30% more shade and misters are expected this year. At … Continue reading »

Fair Organizers Prepare for Event

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fair organizers say the offices at the Jackson County Expo are chaotic this week as they get ready for the big event. Outside, crews continue to set up the carnival rides. This year there are a lot of new things to expect at the fair. All kids under 12 get in … Continue reading »

Future of Jackson County Fair Discussed

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 … Continue reading »

9-Year-Old Injured in Fair Ride Mishap

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A 9-year-old boy is left with three stitches in his face after a ride at the Jackson County Fair malfunctioned. That boy is otherwise okay and home with his family, but officials are still trying to figure out what went wrong. The zipper ride is still closed after Thursday’s incident. Officials … Continue reading »

4-H Kids Prep Animals for Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Stefanee Tolner and her show pig, Fonzerelli, walked around the yard practicing for the 4-H fair. Fonzerellli had already been bathed and prepped.  Early tomorrow morning, Fonzerelli, along with the Tolner family’s other pigs will be off to the fairgrounds. Tolner got involved in 4-H six years ago.  She was bored … Continue reading »

4-H Cuts Impact County Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County’s 4-H Program is facing a zero dollar budget for the next fiscal year, that means 4-H members won’t be able to show their projects next summer, because the program probably won’t exist by then. Right now, the local 4-H Club has enough money to finish this year’s fair, so you can … 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 »

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