Will County Fairs Survive Into The Future?
By Jay Michaels
Aug 30, 2013
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) County fairs like this one have been around for hundreds of years. But what will they look like in the future?
Bigger cities often have commercial fairs, where big ranches are paid to bring in cattle to show. But since its beginning, the Twin Falls County Fair has been all about the people on the frontlines of agriculture.
Shadow Seaman says, "I love to have the competition. The kids learn so much more, the parents and adults alike learn so much more because of the agricultural aspect and the competition part."
Seaman loves to see the spark in small communities like this one. He explains this fair is brand new to people who move in from out of town. But it will take passing the torch to the next generation if this fair is going to survive into the future.