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Proposed county fair beer garden nixed after fiery debate


Without a carnival this year, the fair board hoped that beer might attract more visitors to the county fair.

While fair board members believe a beer garden would draw higher attendance, others argue that adult libations shouldn’t be a part of this family event.

At Monday’s county commissioner’s meeting, fair board members proposed a closed beer garden that would hold around 70 patrons at a time to serve beverages for the duration of the fair. In the proposal, drinking would only take place inside an enclosed area on the north side of the fair grounds.

One would need a ticket for en...

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