Recap of 2015 Yuma Fair

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.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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