Expo staff plans smooth transition into "Country Crossings" following fair


Shortly after the fair, Country Crossings will be heading to town.

The Eli Young band is playing on Wednesday. They are one of the many country acts you can see at the fair this weekend. In case you miss out, the country music festival is right around the corner.

The Jackson County Expo is going to have to prepare both events back to back. This is something new for expo and fair staff. Just like the fair, thousands are expected to show up for those four days.

Jackson County Expo director Helen Funk says fair planners moved the fair up two weeks from it's normal date in order to get ten full days of preparation.

The transformation will take place next week, and expo coordinators are expecting a smooth transition into the towns first country music festival.

"Usually tear down occurs over a course of about a week before the next major event comes in," Funk says. "And this time this is everything. Everything goes down."

The expo will even open up an unused part of the fairgrounds just for camping.

Helen funk suggests Country Crossings goers to stay on top of the event's social media pages for real facts and logistics regarding the festival.

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