Editor's Corner: Make sure you don’t miss the fair

September 6, 2017

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Kimberlina Santos and Jose Ortega of Madera FFA groom their rabbits before showing at the Madera District Fair on Saturday. For information about the annual event, see special insert in today’s printed edition of The Madera Tribune.

In today's printed issue of The Madera Tribune, you’ll see a special publication for the Madera District Fair, which will kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday. Be sure to read it, because it tells about the fair and the many things you can look forward to enjoying.


Tom Mitchell, chief executive officer of the Fair, and his staff have put together a wonderful, four-day entertainment that should suit just about everyone who loves animals, kids, fair food, music, magic, a carnival, a midway, jugglers and exhibits by local artists, cooks, crafts people ... well, take a look at the Fair insert and you’ll get an idea of the fun that awaits.


The Fair is affordable, and there’s a special treat this year: the concerts will be free if you pay to get into the Fair. Your only concert expense will be $5 if you decide to rent a chair to watch the Table Mountain concert Series.


The acts include country star Gary Allan (7:30 p.m. Thursday), Kool and the Gang (8 p.m. Thursday) Eddie Money (8 p.m. Saturday) and Banda Carnaval and Conjunto Primavera (7:30 Sunday).


The fair staff includes Monica Cardoso, office technician and vendor coordinator; Barbara Leach, communications manager; Deicil Romero, office support; and Richard Sandoval, who handles accounting and human resources.


The Madera District Fair is one of the cleanest you’ll ever attend, thanks to the maintenance and grounds staff. These stalwarts include Vincent Hernandez, senior maintenance; Robert Burke, maintenance worker; Angelo Prado, fairgrounds aide and Daniel Padilla, fairgrounds aide.


Many temporary employees and contractors also are part of the fair, providing everything from security to cleanup.


This is your fair — not some other town’s that wants you to take your money to them. Of course, it’s okay to visit other fairs, but be sure you visit your home fair first.


And when you get there, drop by the Madera Tribune booth in Hatfield Hall and get a free four-week subscription, courtesy of Tribbie the News Hound.


You also can get free copies of our annual Welcome to Madera magazine, just published, and our annual Salute to Ag special that was published in July.


And keep your eye on the Sept. 9 and 13 printed issues of The Trib for complete coverage of the Fair, including dozens of photos. Who knows, you might be in one of them.

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