Food, carnival rides and livestock at the Jackson County Fair

The Jackson County Fair opens for the second day. The fair will run through Sunday.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 3:49 AM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 7:28 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- It's day two of the Jackson County Fair. Visitors can expect to see plenty of fair food, livestock and carnival rides. 

Food vendors will be in two different spots this year. Food Row will be right at the edge of the carnival area near the Mace building. Another food area will be right in front of the main Ferris wheel. 

There will be classic fair foods such as corn dogs, fresh lemonade, fried bread and funnel cakes. Other foods you can try include aguas frescas, teriyaki bowls, deep fried cheesecake and bacon pops. All of these food vendors are outside, but there are a number of tables with shade covers set up through the fairgrounds. 

You can get out of the sun by stopping by one of the barns at the fair. FFA and 4-H students are reaching the end of the livestock competition at the fair. You'll still be able to see steers at the fair on Thursday and through the weekend. They will be sold at auction on Saturday. 

A couple of competitions have already happened. Horse showings have been going on since the beginning of the week and they'll be gone before the weekend. Pigs were judged on Tuesday and were sold at the auction on Wednesday night. 

Lots of students participate in these fair competitions. They say that raising animals teaches them important skills for life. 

"It's been fun," said Lane Magerle, a 4-H student who raised pigs to show at the fair. "I feel like I've grown in many different ways. My showmanship skills are way, way better than they started out. I'm a lot better at talking to people now."

If you don't like livestock, the fair also has a reptile exhibit in the Mace Building. You'll also be able to find a brand new exhibit dedicated to rattlesnakes in the Seven Feathers Event Center. 

The rides at the Jackson County Fair may look familiar, but this is the first time they've been to the Jackson County Fair. That's because all the rides in the carnival were set up by Ranier Amusements this year. These rides include a Ferris wheel, a super slide and a pirate ship ride. The pirate ship is practically brand new. It's only been used at one other place before coming to Central Point. 

For more information about the fair head to this link: https://www.attheexpo.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=2

NewsWatch 12 This Morning will continue to update this article throughout the morning. 

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