Jackson County Fair Launches Survey

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –  The board for the Jackson County Fair is looking to hear from fair goers about what worked and what did not work at the fair this year. Administrators launched a survey on the Jackson County Facebook page for those who attended the fair this year. The fair board says they have already gotten … Continue reading »

Jackson County Fair Numbers Up From ’13

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –The Jackson County Fair is over the Expo is nearly empty. Organizers said numbers in key categories significantly increased over last year. Paid attendance is up 20% compared to 2013. Food and beverage sales increased between 25% and 30% compared to 2013, while the fair’s carnival did record business on Saturday. This … Continue reading »

Fair Uses Social Media to Reach Guests

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This year the Jackson County Fair is using social media to connect with more people and reach a larger audience. Along with the new fair app introduced in the weeks leading up to the fair, fair board members are also using Facebook, Twitter, websites, and advertisements to communicate with guests. This … Continue reading »

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.

Four Fairgoers Suffer Heat Exhaustion

Medford, Ore. — So far this year, four people have been hospitalized at Providence Medford Medical Center for heat exhaustion. Hospital staff said it’s important to stay cool while you’re at the fair.  They say heat stress happens when the body is dehydrated and is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature.  If … Continue reading »

Fair Beverage Sales up Due to Heat

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s hot outside, and high temperatures are increasing drink sales at the Jackson County Fair. Food vendors said they are staying cool by drinking lots of water and taking breaks when needed.  Fair-goers are buying food, but they are also buying drinks, and more drinks than years past. The Southern Oregon Food … Continue reading »

Crews Make Final Safety Checks for Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –   The last of the rides will be set up at the Jackson County Fair Monday night, and before everything opens up for families Tuesday, workers will be going over every ride with a fine-toothed comb to make sure they are safe. The carnival company said it will test and inspect every … Continue reading »

4-H Judging Begins

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — While most think of 4-H as primarily livestock clubs, there are lots of other different clubs associated with the group as well. Kids can choose from a variety of activities from sewing and cooking to photography and painting.  The judging for these projects is already underway at the fairgrounds, even though … Continue reading »

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 »

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