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Regarding the fair

July 28, 2014

I have been told time and time again that someone needs to look into the ways this fair has been run by the families....

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CMReeder

Jul-29-14 8:21 AM

We use to go compared to other fairs it was disappointing. When my nephews were in grade school we took them, they did not find it fun or interesting or enjoyable. All I hear is for the price of the fair it was not worth it.

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Nobody

Jul-29-14 7:50 AM

bornhere: "Nobody, the gas industry is in the Northern Tier Counties drilling"

And so am I.

For intents and purposes, except for a handful of unfinished in-progress wells, THEY HAVE LEFT!!

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Nobody

Jul-29-14 7:46 AM

Sorry, that's $3 to park, $6 to get in the fair.

HUGE difference!!

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Nobody

Jul-29-14 7:45 AM

Mike "Unless we are going to a show or event, we don't go to the fair anymore. $3 to park and $6 to get in (last time I was there) is pretty steep if you ask me to walk around and pay for overpriced food and see the few exhibits still left."

I agreed with you Mike, but what good does that do when I'm Nobody, and to you're you, the guy who thinks $3 is pretty steep to get in the fair? $3 for anything is pretty steep?

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BornHere

Jul-29-14 7:42 AM

Nobody, the gas industry is in the Northern Tier Counties drilling, that's why they are not so visible in town anymore. In Forksville farmers are making the roads wider for them so they can get their equipment to isolated areas to drill, specifically Chesapeake.

I know this because my husband and myself just had to cut our vacation short because of drilling in that area.

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Nobody

Jul-29-14 7:37 AM

Mike: "They did?"

Yes Mike, they did. But it is interesting that you mention, of all companies, Haliburton!!!! The one stop shopping mall for war.

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Nobody

Jul-29-14 7:34 AM

Cap: "The fair has been going downhill for years."

No it hasn't.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-29-14 3:51 AM

Nobody-"It's not amazing to me. Why? Because the gas industry simply up and left. No warning. They just left."

They did? Someone ought to tell that to all the Haliburton and other gas trucks still running around the area and all those people who are still employed either directly or in supporting jobs in the Gas industry.

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Capricorn1

Jul-29-14 3:04 AM

It's not amazing to me. Why? Because the gas industry simply up and left. No warning. They just left.

And with it, they left the physical and economic landscape in tatters. -Nobody

How did the fair survive before the industry ever came to Lycoming County? The fair has been going downhill for years and it has nothing to do with the gas industry.

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Nobody

Jul-28-14 11:10 PM

Mike: "Unless we are going to a show or event, we don't go to the fair anymore. $3 to park and $6 to get in (last time I was there) is pretty steep if you ask me to walk around and pay for overpriced food and see the few exhibits still left."

Very true.

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Nobody

Jul-28-14 11:05 PM

Remember, we're talking about the LYCOMING COUNTY FAIR. Ground zero for Marcellus.

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Nobody

Jul-28-14 11:03 PM

Just how many people on this blog, or in your life, have had a net benefit from the presence and now absence of the gas industry?

Seriously, how many?

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Nobody

Jul-28-14 11:00 PM

Cap: "LoL is there any limit that the anti-gas industry folks will go regarding placing blame on the gas industry? Now the fair is failing because of a lack of industry support. LoL Amazing"

It's not amazing to me. Why? Because the gas industry simply up and left. No warning. They just left.

And with it, they left the physical and economic landscape in tatters.

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mikekerstetter

Jul-28-14 4:55 PM

Unless we are going to a show or event, we don't go to the fair anymore. $3 to park and $6 to get in (last time I was there) is pretty steep if you ask me to walk around and pay for overpriced food and see the few exhibits still left.

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enigma

Jul-28-14 3:43 PM

Chuck, I agree that it is sad what is happening to the agricultural sector, but it has little to do with the disaster that is the Lycoming county fair. There are very urban areas that have better fairs. Loss of 4H would be sad, but would not stop the fair from continuing. The fair is nothing more than an exposition and properly managed it can withstand almost anything. Ours however, is not properly managed.

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Capricorn1

Jul-28-14 11:46 AM

"The Lycoming County Fair blames lack of natural gas company support as reason we cant have great entrainment like other fairs.."

LoL is there any limit that the anti-gas industry folks will go regarding placing blame on the gas industry? Now the fair is failing because of a lack of industry support. LoL Amazing

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CMReeder

Jul-28-14 9:12 AM

How many local schools still sponsor 4-H clubs? I see less and less about the 4-H clubs in our area.

The fate of the fair is closely tied to the fate of the agricultural section of our county.

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CMReeder

Jul-28-14 9:09 AM

Small farms are disappearing at an alarming rate. What are you going to be showing at the fair?

Went pass the mall yesterday and it is sad to see what has happen to Wentzel's farm.

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enigma

Jul-28-14 8:17 AM

If the fair were a private business, it would be out of business. Those running the fair try to increase revenue by raising prices, but what that does is reduce the number of customers. If they had any business sense at all, they would find the compromise between price and volume of business that would maximize profit, but they don't. The fair and those who used to love the fair will suffer until someone gets a clue.

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