Thousands attend first weekend at state fair - - Jackson, MS

Thousands attend first weekend at state fair

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Last year rain canceled nine of the 12 days of the state fair, putting a damper on fun and revenue.

This year the weather has been perfect from opening day to this first weekend,bringing smiles to lots of faces.

For 151 years families from across the state have walked the midway in search of good old fashioned fair fun.

Christopher Rogers of Flowood brought his son along with nephew and niece this year.

Last rain put a stop to the annual fun.

"First weekend of the fair and my son will be four months old. So it's something to add to his scrapbook when you grow up, some memories to look back to," said Rogers.

Fair executive director Billy Orr said more than 90,000 people have attended during the first three days of the fair.

Among them are not only families but groups of friends.

"It's a great time riding all the rides and great food," said 17 year old Sam Sherrill of Pelahatchie.

"We all just got together. We live out there in Pelahatchie and we just got together and talked about it, and we all road together up here. We had a lot of fun," said Clayton Christian of Morton.

"It's the fair. You gotta come so we're all like why don't we all just come together," said Richie Dunn of Brandon.

It's at the state fair where will you find little girls who turn into butterflies, thanks to face painting and little boys escorted by their favorite super heroes, thanks to Dad winning the prize balloon figures.

"We plan all year, look forward to it, food excellent. fun time hanging out with friends," said Aaron Henderson of Madison.

Along the way you'll find bumper cars, twirling rides, slides and of course food.

"The biscuits no doubt. The White Lily awesome biscuits probably the best biscuits in the world," added Christian.

"I have fun hanging out with friends. I will be back all next week and the weekend," said Brandon Hall of Morton.

The fair runs through October 17th.

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