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Trumbull County Fair has a wet start

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At the Trumbull County Fair, the 168th year offers family fun, food, and farm animals.

Soon after the welcoming ceremony on Tuesday, clouds set in, winds picked up, then Mother Nature served up rain.

Trumbull County's 911 Director Chief Earnie Cook said crews will continue to monitor the weather and are prepared.

"We work with the local fire departments, the fire chiefs, and over the years we've developed a pretty comprehensive plan," said cook.

There are some positives to the fairgrounds getting a little wet.

"Rain helps with the track conditions, it helps keep the dust down. The race cars need a lot of rain to make the track tacky, so the drivers are safer on it. If it's dusty, they can't see through all the rain. The rain definitely helps me out, saves me a lot of time on the water trucks," said Bud Rodgers, the Grandstand Entertainment Chairman.

The fair runs through Sunday, so there's plenty of time to get out there to enjoy some family fun.

"The rest of the week is supposed to be sunny. I think once Pastor Peterson blesses the fair today, I think we are going to be good," said Ken Kubala, the Opening Ceremonies Chairman.

And fair officials said you can't beat the price.

"For $8 to come into the gate, mechanical rides are free, everything is free, demolition derby, auto racing, tractor pulls," said Tom Sawyer, Trumbull County Fair Chairman.

 

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