VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One of the largest fairs in Wabash County is in its final days. But the effects that this fair will leave go beyond fun, laughter, and smiles!

Harper and his family came to the Vigo County Fair this year together for the first time, and it was all to be remembered forever.

“She’s excited to have her first cake,” said Allissa Williams, Harper’s mom. “I’m glad I had all my ‘firsts’ with him. I think that’s my favorite memory.”

From rides like flying elephants to games like cup shooters, there’s a little something for everyone.

But it’s not just fun and family games like this one. The show has a lot to do with the whole region.

“All of our food vendors and residents here are all local,” said Jenny Hamilton, the resort’s general manager. “So, no matter what, you’re helping your community. You’re not just helping the theater or the 4-H project, you’re helping the local people who have local businesses that come and set up here.”

And giving back to the local community is very important at this critical time in our economy.

“We were a little concerned,” Hamilton said. “But the community has stepped up to support the theater, and it’s been great so far. I think the gas prices kept people in the community this year, which isn’t a bad thing.”

The fair deals with all things local such as local workers, local vendors, and local food. Keeping things local not only helps Vigo County’s economy thrive, but also allows people like Harper and her family to continue to enjoy all that it has to offer!

The show will continue this weekend. To complete the fun, country music star, Josh Turner will be in concert this Sunday.

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