Rain creates challenges for Bluegrass Fair setup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington's Bluegrass Fair begins on Thursday, July 10. While getting it up an running is always a big job, it took extra work this year. Workers say all that rain we've gotten over the past week or so made setup a challenge.

"The ground itself is super saturated. We've removed the grandstand and had planned to put in a grass field, but we just never could get the grating done during the tough times and the bad weather," says Ron Mossotti with the Lexington Lions Club.

Despite the wet weather, volunteers stayed hard at work at Masterson Station Park.

"We worked straight through that here, laying out the parking lot, all our Lion volunteers, getting the fairgrounds in as beautiful a shape as we possibly could during all the wet weather in anticipation that it would turn bright and sunny for the fair," says Mossotti.

With more storms in the forecast, fair officials are preparing for the possibility of some last-minute fixes.

"What we're concerned about are high winds. If we have a storm tonight with high winds, perhaps we'll have to do some rebuilding in the morning and the rest of Thursday, but we'll be ready to open and go," says Mossotti.

This is the 52nd year for the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair.

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