Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Will Go On

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

It was hit by a tornado and then set on fire all with in just two months, but organizers of the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show say the show must go on.

Last minute preparations continue on the grounds, for the fair which starts a week from Monday.

It was back in February when a tornado heavily damaged part of the grandstand area.

Then in April, one of the main grandstands burned to the ground by a fire that officials say was intentionally set. Together the damage was estimated around a half-a-million dollars.

The fair began in 1828 and is the oldest continuous fair in the country.

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