Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on August 05, 2013 @ 6:50PM
Created on August 05, 2013 @ 6:13PM
A time honored tradition has made it's way back into Mannington for one week only. It's time to step right up and see what's new at the Mannington district fair this year.
But, how much of an economical impact the fair brings when it rolls into town each year?
Now, most of you won't believe this, but the Mannington District Fair is celebrating it's 81st year, and it all kicked off Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Hough Park.
That's when the gates opened to a new year, and a new generation of people enjoying everything this family tradition has to offer. Many residents told 5 News, it's an event they plan their summer vacations around. But for as much fun as it is for you to enjoy, local city officials say you can't compare it to the economical boost the city sees from the fair each year.
But it's not just the city who's seeing all the benefits. Local businesses are using this as their time to spotlight themselves to a whole new crowd.
"A lot of the businesses in Mannington will set up their own stand at the fair. So for this one week they will actually be running two businesses. There will be about 50,000 people that will pass through the gates in a week's time up there. So it's a good growth, and a good boom for the for the economy in Mannington for a week." said Mannington City Mayor James Taylor.
The fair will be open now through Saturday with plenty of things to do for the whole family. While your out, Mayor Taylor recommends you make sure to check out some of the locally made treats, they promise not to disappoint.
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