While county fair traditions — from livestock shows to beauty pageants — remain essential, organizers of the Benton County Fair see the need for change. “We try to improve on things a little bit every year,” said Dan Douglas, a member of the fair board. “We had a couple of rough years with weather and we had some carnival problems a couple of years ago. But every year we try to add something, to give people the best experience for their money we can.”
The dollar-ride day at the Benton County Fair is Sunday, Aug. 21. The sub-headline in this week's print edition is incorrect in saying it is Saturday.
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News, Pages 1 on 08/17/2011
Print Headline: Fair mixes both old and new attractions