An estimated 50,400 attend the 2022 Douglas County Truthful – Alexandria Echo Press

August 23, 2022

DOUGLAS COUNTY — The attendance on the 2022 Douglas County Truthful is more likely to be the second highest within the final 10 years.

As of Monday, Aug. 22, the preliminary numbers point out that about 50,400 folks loved the four-day occasion, which was held Aug. 17 by means of Aug. 20 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, based on Molly Maudal, truthful board member and communications supervisor.

Though the four-day forecast appeared prefer it would possibly make a big impact on attendance, the one day that was actually impacted was Thursday, Aug. 18.

Based on Accuweather, Wednesday’s excessive reached 83 levels, whereas Thursday, Friday and Saturday have been just a little cooler with 75, 76, 78 levels respectively.

Maudal stated the circus was canceled on Thursday due to rain, however that didn’t cease folks from nonetheless having enjoyable on the truthful. She stated the individuals who stayed have been troopers and that not lots of people flooded the gates to get out in the course of the rain.

Brett Grinager, truthful board member and leisure supervisor, stated the Wednesday efficiency of the circus, which was new to the truthful this 12 months, was nice.

Sheep at fair

A curious sheep seems up on the photographer within the sheep and goat barn on the Douglas County Truthful in Alexandria Friday.

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“There have been three exhibits that have been actually full,” he stated.
Maudal stated Saturday was lovely because the temperatures have been just a little cooler. She stated there was a gradual circulate of individuals, which was an effective way to wrap up the four-day occasion.

Grinager famous that the Demo Derby on Friday, which is a Viking Speedway occasion that takes place in the course of the truthful, was bought out and that there have been an estimated 2,500 individuals who attended.

“Friday was a giant day,” stated Grinager. “We had automobiles backed up each methods making an attempt to get in and park. That’s factor.”

Fairgoers walk through the food area at the fair

Folks stroll by means of Calorie Lane on the Douglas County Truthful in Alexandria Friday afternoon.

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Maudal stated board members rapidly jumped in to assist out within the parking zone when the big inflow of individuals have been making an attempt to get in.

“The teamwork of the board was simply unbelievable,” she stated.

Maudal additionally touched on the financial influence of the truthful to the Douglas County group. From gasoline, meals and lodging to feed and provides for livestock, Maudal stated it provides as much as “loads of {dollars}.”

The truthful board has checked out financial research of different gala’s which might be comparable in measurement to Douglas County and Maudal stated it might be very sensible to say that the financial influence of the Douglas County Truthful might be at about $2.5 million.

All in all, Maudal stated the 2022 Douglas County Truthful was an awesome one. She gave a shout out to all of the performers, the 130 distributors, 4-H children, exhibitors, sponsors and anybody and everybody else who had a hand in making the truthful such an awesome occasion for this group.

Sunset at the fair

The solar set Saturday, Aug. 20, on one other profitable Douglas County Truthful.

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“So many individuals, particularly our sponsors, are important to creating this truthful so successful,” Maudal stated. “With out all of them, we wouldn’t have a good.”

There shall be extra on the truthful, together with a number of photos and 4-H leads to a particular Douglas County Truthful memento publication that shall be inserted within the Wednesday, Aug. 31, printed version of the Echo Press and

posted on-line

. As well as, there shall be a number of picture galleries posted on the Echo Press web site this week.

For extra details about the Douglas County Truthful, go to its web site at


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