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County fair loses nearly $20,000


Will Korn

The Cheyenne County fair lost nearly $20,000 during this year's event held July 27-Aug. 2. Attendance was up and down throughout the week, according to board representative Kip Miller. Several promotions, including a higher purse for the bull riding and a $10,000 prize in the demolition derby, didn't drive traffic to the fairgrounds as organizers had hoped.

Although the Cheyenne County fair board lost nearly $20,000 during this year's festivities, fair board representative Kip Miller still feels positively about the event.

"It's up and coming," Miller said. "I think, you know, it's starting to turn around."

The Cheyenne County fair took place between July 27 and Aug. 2.

The Monday night rodeo, which was sponsored by Cabela's, drew between 1,500 and 1,700 attendees. Rodeo fees were waived that night because of a donation of $5,000 from Cabela's. That essentially bought 500 tickets to allow area families to attend the rodeo for free.

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