Improvements made at Four States Fairgrounds

Improvements made at Four States Fairgrounds

It's about that time, starting September 12th, the 69th annual Four States Fair will get underway.
New lights have been added to parking lot (Jade Cunningham)
New lights have been added to parking lot (Jade Cunningham)
It's about that time, starting September 12th, the 69th annual Four States Fair will get underway.

But this year, will be a bit different.

"We've been putting it off," said President and CEO Jimmy Curtis.

For years, the Four States Fairgrounds has needed some help.

With fair season coming up, officials knew changes needed to be made.

"We've been saving for a while, it was just time," Curtis said.

The first item to be done, new lights in the parking lot.

"We've always had portable packs, but it just wasn't enough," Curtis said. "Put up new poles, new lights, fenced off the parking lot so that the grounds should stay smoother."

For years, the carnival and vendors have taken a toll on the grounds.

So new asphalt has been placed around the park.

"It's all smooth, brand new," said Curtis. "Fairgoers will be the first people on it."

The new renovations cost about $600,000 and took just over a month to complete.

Officials say it was money well spent because it'll help make everyone's visit more enjoyable.

"It has made the grounds better, safer, and has made big improvements in the way it looks," Curtis said.

Construction may be done, but the work is far from over.

"We've always got things we'd like to get done," Curtis said.

Including making this year's fair, the best one yet.

Another few changes include:

-fair is 11 days
-print at home tickets
-new ticket windows
-free parking!
-print fun passes at home

Tickets are $7 for adults and those 6-12 years of age are $5.

More information is at fourstatesfair.com
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