Why Does Tri-Cities Fair Fun Have To End On Saturday?
Is it just me or should the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo last through Sunday instead of ending on Saturday night?
WHY NOT END OUR FAIR ON SUNDAY?
I was driving by the fair this Sunday morning on another beautiful day. It seemed like such a shame to waste an amazing weekend day, when we could be enjoying it with last day of the fair. If the Benton Franklin fair was open Sunday, it would be the time I would be most likely to bring my family. I think it would be busy enough to be open but relaxed enough to have a great time without tons and tons of people.
There are a lot of people that go to church on Sundays in our area, helping to keep Sunday afternoon crowds lite. Plus Sunday is a day some people like to wind down and relax before starting the work week again. Some of us however like doing things on Sundays, making it the perfect day to go with less crowds. I can't be the only one with this idea. What about other fairs in the area?
OTHER NORTHWEST FAIR SCHEDULES
If you look at other fairs in the area, most are open through the last Sunday of their schedule if not longer. The Central Washington State Fair is Friday September 23rd – Sunday Oct 2nd, 2022. The Spokane Interstate Fair is from Friday September 9th - Sunday September 18th, 2022. There are a lot more examples:
I could go on and on with the list because I can't find a local fair that ALSO ends on Saturday night. Search for yourself here and see if you can find one. If all of these fairs think it is a great idea to be open Sundays, why does our fair have to close Saturday night? If you want to go to the fair when it is not crazy full of people, you have to go during the week in the early afternoon. Most working families do not have the opportunity to go then, but Sundays might be a different story.
Maybe you know someone on the Benton Franklin Fair board or someone that has some influence over the schedule in the future. Tell em about my idea! I'll even let you take credit for it as long as it happens.