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 »

High Heat Hurts County Fair Attendance

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Officials at the Jackson County Fair say attendance is likely down this year compared to last. Although the final tally isn’t done, they say the hot weather brought afternoon crowds down by about 10%. That was partially made up for by successful evening events, which saw an estimated 5% bump in … Continue reading »

Staying Cool at Jackson County Fair

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With triple digit temperatures making a comeback, medical crews are on standby at the Jackson County Fair to help with heat related illnesses. Most people are focused on the treats and the rides and put sun safety on the back burner at the fair. There’s a lot to see and experience … Continue reading »

Out & About: Children’s Festival

Jacksonville Children’s Festival The 47th Annual Children’s Festival is taking over the Britt grounds this weekend in Jacksonville. Presented by the storytelling guild, this three day celebration of the child in all of us has something for kids of all ages. There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science projects, and of course, don’t forget … Continue reading »