UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - It’s been a long day for the set-up crew at the Union County Fairgrounds, as they worked to put together fair rides and other attractions.
Since this fair and others across the state didn’t happen last year, it’ll be the first time for crews to follow the state's inspection legislation that lawmakers passed in 2020.
Union County Fair Board Vice President Joe Davis said he looks forward to the event this year, especially since it didn’t happen last year.
“It’s been a tradition for multiple generations. The community is excited to have something where we can all get together again, visit and enjoy," said Davis.
But before you can enjoy rides, Mississippi House Bill 351 says an inspector must look over the rides and to make sure they meet the safety guidelines.
Lawmakers passed the bill in 2020, so this is the first time the fair is operating with the bill in effect.
Davis said the fair crew, based out of Louisiana, is licensed to inspect the rides after set-up.
Kylie Clark said once the inspections are done, she’s looking forward to some fair fun.
“It’s great, I like it. Especially since last year we didn’t get to have any fairs, so I’m really excited," said Clark.
The fair features a rodeo, pageants, and of course the carnival.
“The fair board spends many many hours out there, getting things ready year-round, keeping the fairgrounds in very good shape," said Davis.
The fair is officially opening tomorrow and goes through Saturday night.
For a list of this week’s activities, click here.