Boycot mercer fair
last year

Clay City, KY

#43 Jul 23, 2013
The fair never asked one price for last year's fair? It was 5 to get in 10 for rides and 5 for motorsports once again, unless you got the coupon in the paper for motorsports and got in for $3.
Nutz

Harrodsburg, KY

#44 Jul 24, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you were looking at the fair through the eyes of a child? To me it's amazing that people get on here and bitch, every year, about the trivial price of the fair. Then in the next breath they wonder why Harrodsburg doesn't have decent places to eat or shop.
Oh and speaking of bitching, you'll know it's October when the annual library tax posts start up. Who needs a calendar?
A recent ruling in Kenton Co. Circuit Court could affect the local library tax. It's headed to the Court of Appeals, so I doubt it will be this year, but in the future, the tax rate could be slashed drastically.
ha ha

Harrodsburg, KY

#45 Jul 24, 2013
OWELL it look like little mexico sunday when they move in up there over 1000 plus illegal immigrant mex working there ,,,, and a few years ago the local black and white kids did it and had fun doing it and had know trouble with racist problem we are a damn good community and know everyone around ,,,,,,, WELL WHAT I'M REALLY SAYING IS WH AT I N THE F??KING H?LL RE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE OVER FLOW OF illegal immigrant in this country not enough of jobs for the america let on the damn illegal coming in here an working for less then med wages ...

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#46 Jul 24, 2013
ha ha wrote:
OWELL it look like little mexico sunday when they move in up there over 1000 plus illegal immigrant mex working there ,,,, and a few years ago the local black and white kids did it and had fun doing it and had know trouble with racist problem we are a damn good community and know everyone around ,,,,,,, WELL WHAT I'M REALLY SAYING IS WH AT I N THE F??KING H?LL RE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE OVER FLOW OF illegal immigrant in this country not enough of jobs for the america let on the damn illegal coming in here an working for less then med wages ...
What did INS say when you called them? I'm also very impressed that you managed to check the immigration status of over 1000 people.
Lawyer

Danville, KY

#47 Jul 24, 2013
What happen to the lawsuit file against the fair. Did they settle out of court?
game

Harrodsburg, KY

#48 Jul 24, 2013
I've grown up in hburg & im 42 yrs old . When I was young the fair was great . The last 10 yrs it's been a joke . No rides & to expensive . I still take my kids every year . Instead of buying bracelets we buy tickets . Alot cheaper than buying bracelets for 5 rides . Fair board does need to step up & bring back the old family fun fair :)
80s kid

Chicago, IL

#49 Jul 24, 2013
Exactly, it used to be great. And yes, it used to be full of rides and back then it was so busy you had to weave your way through the crowds. Everyone obviously loved it. If it were still like that I'd have no problem paying those prices but it is a joke. If members of the fair board or Ransdells and Wilsons and all other families that uphold it went to another event or performance that they had no connection to with similar high pricing for a way less than average, far from the best appeal.. they would be outraged. They would tell others about the experience, complain to whomever in charge and never return. Just as someone would do in a restaurant when they plan to pay a price for something that should be good and have appeal. They can color it bright colors and talk it up all they want but it's crap. The saying is "you get what you pay for." If you go you are paying 3 times what the fair these last few years is worth.
70s Kid

United States

#50 Jul 24, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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I can't judge the Mercer County Fair of old. I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. I know that the county fair was always a grand affair.
When we went to the state fair in Louisville that was really something ( long ago ) we were exhausted when we got in that night .
70s Kid

United States

#51 Jul 24, 2013
when I was younger & went to the fair , it was so exciting ! The lights , sounds , smell , and the people . You would see just about everyone you knew . I haven't been in quite some time tho .
Antebellum

United States

#52 Jul 24, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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I can't judge the Mercer County Fair of old. I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. I know that the county fair was always a grand affair.
Baltimore? Well that explains the pro-liberal,elitist attitude nicely.
Funnie99

Chicago, IL

#53 Jul 24, 2013
Truck and Tractor pull for $5 tonight is a killer deal !
A thought

Mount Sterling, KY

#54 Jul 24, 2013
I had to pay to get into the floral hall to see my grand-daughters craft entry. The flyer said that the floral hall was "open to the public" during the time I visited. So really, I got charged to look at the work of locals. I sure don't think they asked permission to make a profit from these displays. Seems almost like an infringement to me. They could have at least been specific enough to add "open to the public who pay the admission fee".
boycott

Harrodsburg, KY

#55 Jul 24, 2013
80s kid wrote:
Exactly, it used to be great. And yes, it used to be full of rides and back then it was so busy you had to weave your way through the crowds. Everyone obviously loved it. If it were still like that I'd have no problem paying those prices but it is a joke. If members of the fair board or Ransdells and Wilsons and all other families that uphold it went to another event or performance that they had no connection to with similar high pricing for a way less than average, far from the best appeal.. they would be outraged. They would tell others about the experience, complain to whomever in charge and never return. Just as someone would do in a restaurant when they plan to pay a price for something that should be good and have appeal. They can color it bright colors and talk it up all they want but it's crap. The saying is "you get what you pay for." If you go you are paying 3 times what the fair these last few years is worth.
well said... didn't see a lot of people up there. Seems the people are speaking. Ill go to boyle before I waste my money here
haha

Harrodsburg, KY

#56 Jul 25, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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What did INS say when you called them? I'm also very impressed that you managed to check the immigration status of over 1000 people.
digger if you every had a brain when you was born you must have took it out to many time to play with it before your mommy found out that you was to damn ulgy that she had to tie a pork chop to your neck just to get the dogs to bark at you . all you got yo do is look at them and you know that they where illegal immigrant thats not hard doub f??K or can you drive just go and look ,' O ' SORRY YOUR MOMMY TOOK YOUR LICENSE WHEN YOU WAS YOUNG AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW THE GO ABOUT GETTING NEW ONES .
brian

Lebanon, KY

#57 Jul 25, 2013
not wrote:
The fair board doesnt charge that......its the carnival company they choose that sets up the prices
the fair board can also open there mouth and say that's to much and take bids from other carnivals.time for a new fair board.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#58 Jul 25, 2013
haha wrote:
<quoted text>digger if you every had a brain when you was born you must have took it out to many time to play with it before your mommy found out that you was to damn ulgy that she had to tie a pork chop to your neck just to get the dogs to bark at you . all you got yo do is look at them and you know that they where illegal immigrant thats not hard doub f??K or can you drive just go and look ,' O ' SORRY YOUR MOMMY TOOK YOUR LICENSE WHEN YOU WAS YOUNG AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW THE GO ABOUT GETTING NEW ONES .
You can just tell by looking at them? What did INS say when you called them?
yeehaw

Georgetown, KY

#59 Jul 25, 2013
One True Digger wrote:
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I can read a lot of things at the Historical Society, and I often do. But whereas I never attended a fair in Mercer County back in the "good ole days" I can't give a first hand account.
During the times that many of you are pining for, I was still living in Maryland.
Please go back!
digger

Harrodsburg, KY

#60 Jul 25, 2013
Bart ...... bart.... bart...... your such a loser
Julie

Tucker, GA

#61 Jul 25, 2013
A thought wrote:
I had to pay to get into the floral hall to see my grand-daughters craft entry. The flyer said that the floral hall was "open to the public" during the time I visited. So really, I got charged to look at the work of locals. I sure don't think they asked permission to make a profit from these displays. Seems almost like an infringement to me. They could have at least been specific enough to add "open to the public who pay the admission fee".
Who charged you? You have to pay 5$ to get in the gate. Not to get in the building.
A thought

Mount Sterling, KY

#62 Jul 25, 2013
The people who pointed me where to park told me I had to pay to go into the floral hall.

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