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Monroe County Fair Deals With Unpredictable Weather

Residents walking through the county fair.

Monroe County Fair officials are coordinating rain plan procedures for this year's festivities. (Adam Pinsker, WTIU/WFIU News)

The show must go on at the Monroe County Fair despite heavy downpours that have affected the first few days of the fair.

Heavy rains Sunday evening put a damper on the 4H family fun night. And the fair moved its battle of the bands inside because the amphitheater was soaked.

Fair President Jim Stenger says certain areas of the parking lot are roped off because of the rain.

“The heat is one thing, we can kind of get through that, but the rain, it affects our parking, extremely,” says fair President Jim Stenger.

Stenger says fair staff is working with the fire and police departments in advance to make sure there are safe places indoors should severe weather move through again.

All the other events, including the rides are scheduled to go on as planned.

“We have a really great rodeo coming in on Thursday night, beforehand we have a really good act playing, Reece Phillips.”

WTIU kids day is Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm in the auditorium.

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