2018 Chase County Fair measures up

    Fair Board members look at lots of factors when measuring up the fair’s success for the year. Overall, Fair Board members finished the week feeling pretty good about the 2018 Chase County Fair.
    Board President Chad Oxford said there some events that exceeded expectations while others were not what they were hoping for.
    For instance, the participation in Monday’s barrel racing event drew nearly 100 riders and was well attended.
    Interest in Tuesday night’s Ranch Rodeo and bronc riding continues to grow, with good crowds around the arena and in the grandstands.
    Carnival ride tickets finished the week above average.
    The Heartland Pullers tractor pull on Sunday proved to be a hit and was a great way to cap off the fair, Oxford said.
    Attendance at the key events Wednesday through Saturday were down some compared to previous years.
    The numbers at the Christian Family show were down some while the demo derby drew 12 cars which ran in two different heats.
    Entertainment Chair Alex McNair said he shoots for a goal of 2,000 people at each of the Friday and Saturday night shows. “We want to get people on the grounds,” he said.

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