What sort of details? Things like extra shade for the food and entertainment areas, the sun screen that's available, a cooling sprinkler out by Splashdogs, and more entertainment to name a few. We have a list a mile long that we will get to in the next year, but this year, take a look at the Floriculture building and the Grandstands. Thanks to grant money, the Floriculture building has a new roof, new paint, new cabinets, new lights and new walkway, plus things you can't see. The Grandstand has undergone probably the most dramatic changes since it was built back in 1953. Totally repainted (no small task), repaired back rests, new metal siding and with luck, new seats. Those were shipped from back east last Friday and we don't know if they will arrive before the Fair. If they do, we might just troll the campgrounds for volunteers and have a seat installation party!
Listen for music and announcements on our new fairwide PA system. I've chosen songs from different eras that will hopefully bring back memories of fairs past. Anyway my list of "to dos" is smaller but still more than I could probably get done in the next week, so we shall see. If you could do me a couple of favors.... come to the Fair, buy a ticket to at least one grandstand show, say something nice to one of the Fair employees or volunteers and do business with one of our sponsors. We are very excited that there's only 11 more days to the biggest event of the year, but I think I'll chill out in the quiet office and save my strength.