Letter: Local fair not worth the price

August 28, 2013 

I want to know why our Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo is so overpriced? Every year the price of admission goes up, food prices go up and now it is $8 to park, yet there are no new rides and it is the same boring fair year after year.

The Spokane County Interstate Fair in September is $7 (advance sales) to get in and they have family packages and arm bands for $22 and it is four times the size of our fair.

Our fair is so expensive that I heard many say they will not be back because there is nothing to do. Parents cannot ride on kiddie rides with their kids and the child can ride alone but they have to be 48 inches.

The fair board should not complain that attendance does not go up. It will continue to stay the same year after year until they do something new and exciting like bring in more rides and offer package deals for families. I don't know what is taking them so long to figure this out.


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