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Bad economy, bad turnout for fairs and festivals?
Times photo: Brian Gray Duane Meier, dairy superintendent at the Green County Fair, sets up bleachers Wednesday in the exhibition hall at the fairgrounds. He and others spent about four hours getting the hall ready for the fair, which opens next Wednesday. Order photo
MONROE - While high gas prices and a weakening economy might be hurting some vacation spots nationally, local festivals and fairs seem to be as strong as ever.