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Fair rolls into town

October 30, 2006

Albany - Remember going to the fair as a kid? Candied apples, popcorn, and all those fun rides. Well, the fun didn't end there. Just as the weather is cooling down, the fair is rolling into Albany.

Maybe it's the spot of your favorite childhood memories, the fall fair. Here's your chance to make a few more. "Normally if we pull into town, it takes us about 36 hours to set up completely, because we get in here early, we've had a lot of time to wash and clean up and light and do what we need to do so we're kind of on a slow paced schedule."

Slow paced now, but not for long. It's sure to turn into a fast moving mania, with even more fun planned for this year than ever before. Director of Operations, John Strates, says, "Yeah, we've got probably a few more than we normally have and got a couple new ones coming in. New rides, we've got a 'freak out' coming in and a 'rock-n-roll'. A couple of new pieces you've never seen here in Albany."

And you won't have to wait long to see them up close and personal. Even test them out. "Please come out and enjoy it, it's going to be a good one this year." But if rides aren't your thing, maybe you'll want to check out some other new additions.

Strates says, "We got some new vendors coming in. We've got some new food joints, funnel cakes and fried doughs." And here's the best news. "I know we've got beautiful weather set for the event so it's looking good for the forecast." A forecast for fun.

The Exchange Club fair starts tomorrow and runs through November 4th. Admission is $5.00, and free for children under four feet tall.

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