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Workers gearing up for the Jackson County Fair

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sun, July 13 2014 at 6:49 PM, Updated: Sun, July 13 2014 at 9:03 PM

Workers gearing up for the Jackson County Fair

Central Point, Ore. -- It's that time of the year again. The Jackson County Fair is back at The Expo.

The fair has been going on since Oregon became a state in 1859. The Commercial Vendors Coordinator, Betty Wiest, said this years could be one of the best yet.

"The rides are fun. The food is fantastic. We've got barbecue and Greek food. We've got a lot of fun things to do," Wiest said.

Wiest said the carnivals are bigger this year. The fair will have almost 90 different vendors and live music every day.

The fair starts Tuesday at 11 a.m. and ends Sunday evening. The entrance fee is $10. Kids 12 years and younger are free.

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

She loves skiing and live concerts!

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