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Editorial: The fair is coming!

August 6, 2018

It is hard to choose what our favorite time of year is, especially in our county. Community events dot every season. Some, such as Graffiti weekend, the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and Riddle’s Sawdust Jubilee, have already concluded. All of these experiences help form a bond in our community, but perhaps the event that really brings everyone together is the Douglas County Fair.

Hot days filled with thrilling rides, cooler nights enjoying famous entertainers, the collection of animals and their proud owners and the mind-boggling collection of booths make the fair one the best experiences of any season. There is truly something bonding about these few days.

The new fairgrounds director, Dan Hults, took on the endeavor of expanding the fair back to five days. We would like to thank Hults for the opportunities this extra night brings and congratulate him on his first year taking the reigns of such a daunting enterprise. Change is never easy, but we all get to benefit from the hard work of the fairgrounds personnel.

Hults comes with 20 years experience at the fairgrounds — so it isn’t a huge surprise things seem to be running smoothly — but we look forward to seeing the successes of his hard work this year and witnessing what he has up his sleeve for the future.

While it’s impossible to choose a favorite part, we do look forward to this year’s headliner entertainment. It has been years since some of the acts have visited us. Some of us are holding our breath to see if Papa Roach does indeed perform this year and welcome the opportunity to see them play.

The News-Review and Brooke Communication booths will be located right off the main stage. We’ll be having cornhole competitions throughout the week, a hydration station courtesy of Bigfoot Beverages and all sorts of prizes. Stop by and say hello!

We hope you are as excited about the fair as we are and cannot wait to see you there.

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