Twin Falls County Fair attendance steady, vendor sales up
On Tuesday, crews at the Twin Falls County Fair were in clean up mode, breaking down rides and food vendors packing up for their next stop.
About 77,000 visitors came out for this year's fair season.
"Same numbers as last year as far as people through the gate," said fair manager John Pitz. "It looks like most of the food vendors that are coming have been up a little bit on their sales and the carnival set records this year for total ride attendance."
"The fair board moved us closer to the main food court, which helped out a lot too," said Colossal Onion Blossoms owner Louis Deckard." We've built a lot of good clientele, people down here in the Magic Valley really love our product."
Pitz said the rodeo, Old Dominion concert and motocross show drew in crowds.
"We tried to bring in something new every year to tried to attract new crowds," Pitz said.
Mother nature also plays a factor in the number of guests that come out.
"This year you couldn't ask for a better weather," he said. "Last year was really hot. In 2016 it rained two or three times so that kind of drops on certain days."
Several vendors said it's the people that makes them come back.
"They come back to have a good time and we like to think we help them have a good time," Deckard said.
"You're lives just get so busy somewhere else that it's out here at the fair where you get to catch up on you know friends and sometimes family," said Outlaw Grill owner Craig Stringer.
The public can share their comments about the fair with the fair board by going on to www.TFCFair.com.