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Crews Check Safety for "New" Montgomery County Fair

DAYTON -- When you drive by the fairgrounds, you'll notice the sign says "Welcome to the New Montgomery County Fair," but we wanted to find out what's so new about it.

Before you can get in the air, crews have to get the rides in the ground.

"They're in the process right now of leveling it underneath, putting the blocking and jacks underneath to get this ride secured to the ground before they start putting out the cars," said ride manager Russell Clements.

These Crews have today and tomorrow to prepare new attractions for crowds of 100,000 plus people.

"For the first time I can remember there is constant entertainment," said Pres. of concessions Charles Cox.

Also a few new rides, new layouts and maybe the best part of all:

"People want to come to the fair they don't have to pay," said Cox.

There will be more days of free admission than ever before. All day Wednesday and Thursday before 4:00 p.m. and Sunday before noon, you'll get in the gates free. Otherwise it's $6.

Organizers want to make sure you stay safe, from the food you order:

"The health inspectors, you never know when they're going to come and they are welcome anytime," said Cox.

To the rides you go on:

"They're going to check all the safety belts on the ride to make sure they are operating properly," said Clements. "It's very important to me to make sure everything's done right and properly."

The fair goes from Wednesday until Labor Day and fair organizers also say they've spent about $25,000 to hire around the clock security officers.

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