Fair promises big fun despite cutbacks

SKY HIGH—Riders enjoy the swing ride as the sun sets at last year’s Ventura County Fair. This year’s fair starts Aug. 1, but without its traditional parade. Fireworks have been reduced as well. Acorn file photo

Increased operating expenses and lower attendance have taken their toll on the Ventura County Fair, coming in August.

In a cost-cutting move, operators have canceled the fair’s traditional parade and reduced the number of fireworks displays from 12 nights to four.

The rising cost...

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