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NEA District Fair in town, changes make arrival easier

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -  Whether you're looking to fill your stomach with a funnel cake or empty it on a ride, the NEA District Fair  has plenty for everyone.

"New rides on the midway that haven't been there before and the fair's all about food and they've got a lot of different varieties on the food situation this year," NEA District Fair General Manager Jerry Reece told Region 8 News.

This is the third year the fair has been at it's new location off of Highway 49 and getting to and from the fair should be much easier this year.

"We've created some new exits and worked with the police department to create some better flow inside. People now, won't have to go all the way to the front of the building and get bogged down at the pick-up/drop-off," Reece explained.

Reece has been involved with the fair for 48 years. He said seeing what it's evolved to over the years is a good feeling.

"I'm running into people that are complimentary and I'm getting a lot of hugs," Reece said.

Those hugs are to thank him for his 48 years of service as this year is Reece's last year to serve as General Manager of the fair.

"I wanna go out 100% and full packed and everybody having a good time," Reece said.

Reece said this is the best year they've had for commercial vendors in some time as they've sold out booth space inside and midway space outside.

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