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Nevada State Fair Back On for 2014

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Nevada hasn't had a state fair since it was canceled in 2011, but now plans are in the works to revive the 136-year tradition.

Nevada's 150th birthday is coming up next year - and some of our state leaders thought it wouldn't be right to celebrate the sesquicentennial without a state fair.

So Carson City is fronting the cash - and the fair is on for 2014.

"It's part of the sesquicentennial experience in Carson City. So we hope to have it be a big visitor draw," says Mayor Bob Cromwell.

Nevada became one of the first states in the country to not have a state fair after the last one in 2010, but if Carson City has anything to say about it, we won't stay that way for long.

The fair is slated to take place next summer at Fuji Park on Carson City's south side.

The city approved $75,000 from its general fund for the fair which it hopes will be reimbursed through vendor contracts and other profits.

The fair will have all the standards that we have seen at the previous events in Reno: livestock competitions, a carnival, vendors and live entertainment.

And Mayor Crowell says it will highlight some of things that make Nevada great.

"Hopefully the fair will bring to Carson a sense of having a reminder of the good things that come from farming and ranching and things of that nature."

The fair is planned for July 30 to August 3 in Carson City - and they hope to make the Carson City version an annual event.

Written by Arianna Bennett

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