MIdland County Fair Returns After More Than 40 Years

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - It's the first time in over 40 years the fair is back in business in the Tall City. NewsWest 9 spoke to organizers and vendors who are gearing up for a busy weekend and are excited to be apart of this triumphant return.

"The last fair was in 1966. We don't even know who was originally in charge of it, but we do know that it helps the local economy," Event Coordinator, Bo Zertuche, said.

Fast forward to 2010, and the Midland County fair is alive once again, and vendors say it's the best way to support the community.

"You can get a lot of your stuff that's been sitting around and sell it, and you put your name out there," Vendor, Manny Natividad, said.

"Music, games, food, vendors, petting zoo, it's a lot of fun for everyone," Zertuche said.

Organizers say because it's been so long since Midland had a county fair of its own, preparing for the event took more work that anticipated.

"Something like this takes months, but if you set up outside you're going to require security and that costs more resources. So we decided to set up the day of the event," Zertuche said.

The Midland County fair will be at the Horseshoe Arena for the next five days. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.