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Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )
Today is just as busy as any. All the people are gone, but the fairgrounds must be cleaned, tents must be dismantled, and animals and people back on the road.
Bunky Boger owns the petting farm that brought over 150 animals to the Twin Falls County Fair.
Just because the fair is over, doesn't mean his work is.
Says Boger, "It's hard to be here, it's hard to get all of the stuff done. But it's pretty rewarding to get it done and everyone seems to enjoy it and we do too."
Says John Pitz, manager at the fair, "clean up takes a couple weeks after the fair to put everything back.”
This year the fair saw more people than last year and an increased revenue of twenty-five percent.
Says Pitz, "There were more people coming through the gate this year, we were up six or seven thousand people from last year. I would deem it a success this year."
Boger agrees, "It's been up every day. They had a very nice new carnival that did well. All the way through it was a nice fair."
Numbers for fairgoers are estimated at eighty-three thousand people.
Says Pitz, "We appreciate the public support for the fair and coming out and the entertainment and enjoying the rides and we hope to see them back next year."
And speaking of next year? Well, they're already thinking of ways to top this year’s success.
An excited Pitz asserts, "We're already planning for next year. We'll go hard into that in October."
A years worth of work, well worth the wait.