Image via Tulare County Fair Facebook page
Written by Gabriel Dillard
In response to the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, the Tulare County Fair will deploy “enhanced security features” to ensure the safety of attendees at the September event.
Before entering, each fairgoer will have to be wanded with a metal detector, according to a press release. To streamline the process and ensure people get to the rides, exhibits and fair food in a timely manner, a new gate will be opened on Bardsley Avenue. More turnstiles will also be added to the Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and K Street entrances.
“We have always taken security very seriously, and the fair will continue to be a safe, family-friendly venue,” said Pamela Fyock in the release. “The fair is all about family fun and feeling safe is critical to that experience. We are grateful to the Tulare Police Department for their guidance and support.”
This is the 100th anniversary of the Tulare County Fair, and there are some special events in the works. There will also be rides, a rodeo and demolition derby, the annual Junior Livestock Auction as well as entertainment. The fair runs Sept. 11-15.
Those looking for more information can visit the Tulare County Fair website or call the fairgrounds at 686-4707.