Fremont County Fair hosts previously cancelled carnival as restrictions ease

Published: Aug. 22, 2020 at 12:41 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The Fremont County Fair may be over, but there’s still a chance to enjoy a funnel cake and a carnival ride in Riverton.

“We’ve had some questions of why we didn’t have them here at fair time. To that, I would say it was because of the restrictions throughout the state with the numbers,” stated General Manager of the Fremont County Fair, Pat Hart.

Fremont Fair officials believe the carnival will stimulate the local economy by bringing people from surrounding towns in Fremont county to purchase gas, food, and visit local restaurants. The Carnival Midway company that is hosting this carnival has helped other Wyoming towns have successful events this year including the State Fair in Douglas.

The owner said they have a crew they call COVID busters that use fog-style machines to sanitize the rides. For additional safety precautions, employees’ temperatures are taken daily, and they have sanitizing stations near every ride.

Carnival Midway owner Tony Juadagno emphasized, “We’re happy to be here and be a part of this run. Yes some have canceled, but the rest of them have gone on to put on successful events, and we just want everybody to come out and have a good time and find some kind of normalcy in this COVID year. Again, we’re safe, not only for our crew, but for our public.”

The fair is going through Sunday night, and wristbands are available on site as well as tickets for individual rides. There is no cost to enter the fairgrounds.

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