157th Mississippi State Fair ready to open 12 day run - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

157th Mississippi State Fair ready to open 12 day run

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The final preparations are underway and the excitement is building. It's time for the 157th Mississippi State Fair.

The transformation into a wonderland for both the young and young at heart is almost complete. 

Adam Botano, a worker on the fairground said, "Cleaning everything up; getting everything ready for the big fair,  you know. Just maintenance; stuff like that; cleaning...a lot of stuff like that."

Everybody is excited, even the workers! 

"Lot of work, but we're going to get it there so the people of Jackson can enjoy themselves," said an electrician.

And, as always, get ready for some surprises for the palate, too.

Leigh Ann Garner, who operates a food booth said,"This year come out and find the brand new deep fried monster burger. Deep fried burger with apple wood smoke bacon, fresh diced jalapenos, Angus burgers, soft cheese, all together, deep fried and ready to go."

Some folks got a sneak peak, even though it starts October 5th.

Sabrina Sutters, who brought her children said, "Yes sir, they excited to be down here at the fairground right now, We checking it out to see the scene and see how much everything cost and what they got new here."

So get ready for 12 days of an amazing amusement park filled with carnival rides, games, contests, concerts and fair food in downtown Jackson.

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