Twin Falls County Fairgrounds Prepping For August 29th Fair
Filer, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A windstorm tore through the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds just before the end of December. The storm caused about $125,000 worth of damage, including two trees in the park, one of which took the corner off of the Youth Building.
John Pitz, Twin Falls County Fair Manager, says, "In that process, it took over a set of bleachers in the main arena. We got those taken out of there, and we replaced them with some portable bleachers that we're able to rent out for other events."
Workers also managed to replace the roof on the Draft Horse Barn, build a new Sheriff's Office, and a new concession stand near the end of the arena. Rodeo fans will be able to see the action a lot better this year.
Gene Schiffler, Chair of the Magic Valley Stampede, says, "We put up a big huge video screen in our rodeo arena, so the fans have replay and action on that video, and it's tremendous! A lot of the big rodeos you watch on TV, you'll watch it, and we got 'er this year."
For those of us who use the south entrance to get into the fair, workers have also built a brand new ticket booth. The bigger, better entrance will allow fair goers to get in and out more quickly with a separate exit gate.
Pitz says, "We're going to dedicate a cash only line and have it set up for cash or credit card. And then a pass only line, so if you bought a presale pass, you can get cycled right through, scan your ticket and then you're in quicker, and not have to wait in line for everybody making change."
The Twin Falls County Fair runs from Wednesday August 29th until Monday September 3rd. This year's theme is "Blue Jeans and Country Things."
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