ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – The Permian Basin Fair and Exhibition is set to launch its 45th edition on Friday. From rides and animals to shopping, there is plenty to do. But things may look a little different this year as the fair’s organizers work to keep the community safe while having fun.
“Our Fair Board of Directors worked closely with different community stakeholders so that we could safely organize a Fair,” said organizer Barbara Robertson. “We have different protocols in place; additional hand sanitizing stations, hand washing… but our goal is to have a fair, and that’s what we want to do.
Hospital officials are also urging spectators to exercise caution in crowds.
“If you are going to take children to the fair, be careful. Watch what they touch and put in their mouth. Wash your hands, wear your mask, whatever we’ve said and said again, ”Medical Center Hospital General Manager Russell Tippin told a press conference on Thursday.
With safety at the forefront, vendors, performers, ride operators and musicians will go out of their way to ensure that customers have a fun and memorable experience.
“We feel excited and ready to go, we have everything coming up, we have vendors coming in, the carnival is setting in… we’re ready to open up and have some fun,” said President Chris Yunt.
“This year we have two new events. One is an extreme bike where they have ramps and they’re going to ride so it’s a lot of bike action, and then we have something called Extreme Rapture where there are different birds on display. All of the shows are outside and we are really excited to have these two events. And if you like live music, we have some great artists who will be there all week and so we have some music for everyone, something for everyone to enjoy.
This year the show will run from September 3-12, check the opening hours below: