The Barren County Fair has evolved through the years and 2012 was no exception.
William Myatt, fair manager, said even though there were some instances that will need to be addressed before next year, the 2012 fair was one for the ages.
Myatt said one thing that was new in 2012 was the single price for admission.
“The biggest difference was paying one price at the gate,” Myatt said. “In years past people had to pay to enter the fairgrounds and with that they could go to the events, but to go to the carnival, they had to buy a separate bracelet … when you add all of that together … it was fairly expensive for the fairgoer.”
An agreement was reached with Myers International Midways Inc., Myatt said, “... to pay one price at the gate. Ten dollars got people in to the fairgrounds … to all of the events and to all of the carnival rides.”
Myatt said the additional charge centered around three components.
“If someone had to enter into an event, get food or play a carnival game … that was the only extra expense,” he said.
Myatt added that having discounted nights added to the attendance.
“We had a senior citizen discount night on Tuesday and family night on Wednesday night,” Myatt said. “People really took advantage of those nights.”
The two nights were discounted from $10 to $8, he said.
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