Jackson County Fair cooling things down for a hot week

, Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted: Mon, July 14 2014 at 6:34 PM, Updated: Mon, July 14 2014 at 8:24 PM

Central Point, Ore. -- Final preparations are underway for the Jackson County Fair, which starts Tuesday.

It is expected to be one of the biggest fairs but it's also expected to be one of the hottest.

"We have more fans, we have more shade, indoor and outdoor, and we have as much air conditioning as ever," said Dave Koellermeier, general manager for the Expo.

Koellemeier says they're doing everything they can  to prepare for the possible record-breaking heat.

"I haven't counted the lineal feet yet, on the misters, but I haven't seen so many misters go up in my life," he added.

Several tents have been lined with misters not just for humans but for the 4-H animals as well.

Alyson Scheffler is competing for the fourth year in a row and is keeping her pig cool with a damp cloth.

"If I don't keep her cool, she'll stop eating, so I really need to keep her cool," Scheffler said.

Koellemeier added, "It's going to be warm for sure, but it's Jackson County Fair, we're ready, lets bring it on."

The fair runs through Sunday and things will begin to cool off a little bit by the end of the week.

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