The Swine Arena is a typical site for flooding, but there were only large puddles Monday afternoon. The wet weather kept many guests away, which was disappointing for the hundreds of children and teens involved in the fair shows, said Ben West, advisor for Northeastern school district’s Future Farmers of America program.
“It’s rain or shine for (them). They had to get up and feed that animal every day so this isn’t any different. If it’s raining out they still have to show their animal,” he said.
The Clark County area has already received about 5 inches of rain this month, according to the National Weather Service, and more is expected this afternoon. The fair will remain open, rain or shine, until 10 p.m. weekdays.