YUMA, Ariz. – Rides have powered down and fryers turned off until next year. The 2015 Yuma County Fair wrapped up Sunday night. Organizers tell us roughly 163,000 people attended. That’s down 2% from last year. Fair representatives attribute slightly lower turnout to Easter falling on closing day.
Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputies said they only had to arrest one person at the fair, but they had to arrest the man twice. Apparently, he came back to the fairgrounds after being taken into custody, so officers had to handcuff him on trespassing charges a second time.
Fair manager Eric Wofford said preparations for next year’s festivities begin soon.
“We’re kinda wrapping things up. Vendors are tearing down and leaving, so we’ll probably start looking towards new ideas in the next couple weeks or so,” he explained.