Douglas County community speaks out against prices at the fair

The Douglas County Fair will be extending back to five days due to low attendance. However, community members say that's not why they weren't attending.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 5:41 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Douglas County Fair has announced that it will be going back to a full five day stretch instead of four. They said they made this decision due to low attendance in the past few years.
So far the community has been reacting, and they said they weren't not attending because of the lack of days, but because of the price.
Many community members expressed that they've felt the Douglas County Fair has been overpriced for a few years now, and they find it frustrating because it's supposed to be a representation of their community, but many of them can't attend. 
”I just think that that’s wrong, I mean, it’s for the community. It’s not for the rich in the community, it’s for everybody in the community," said Carol Andersch, a resident of Roseburg.
Andersch said she believes they need to find a system that would allow people to qualify to enter and participate for free, but then the days that those with free admission could come should be staggered.
She said she hopes the County Fair can come up with a solution that includes more people and doesn't lose them money. 
The Douglas County Fair begins in 2018 on August 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg.
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