The 47th annual Princeton Agricultural Fall Fair could be cancelled if more people don’t join the fair’s planning committee.
Only seven people showed up to the last meeting, and the fair’s president Keith Olsen says another 10 are needed.
“We need more people to join for new ideas that we can brainstorm about. There is only so much seven people can do,” he said.
Every year, volunteers show up during the fair, but more are needed to help with planning, he said.
“We might have to cancel it this year, and then see if there is an interest in bringing it back next year.”
Olsen would like to change things up this year – possibly have a carnival stop by or bring back motor sports.
It could be beneficial to change the date of the fair to the summer, instead of its scheduled dates on Sept. 1 and 2.
Travelling carnivals are usually booked at other fairs during the beginning of September, so the date could be changed to June or July.
“We need to be flexible, and willing to work with the carnival,” Olsen said.
The fair hosted demolition derbies, old car races and a mud bog run in past years – entertainment he would like to see brought back.
Another possibility for the fair is logger sports, such as a chainsaw carving competition and axe throwing.
But whether or not the fair will happen depends on the committee getting more volunteers.
The committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.
For more information call Olsen at 250-295-7381.