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 »

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 »

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