Trumbull Co. Fair workers ready in case of storm


BAZETTA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – Set-up continued Monday in Bazetta for the Trumbull County Fair which has become synonomous with the weather over the years.

Since 2004, it’s rained five of the last nine years during fair week at the Trumbull County fairgrounds.

“We have learned to live with it,” Fair Board President Tom Sawyer said. “I have been on this thing for 34 years we have learned to live with it.”

Sawyer said when storms hit, they tell people to start tying things down. Veteran vendor Bonnie Pligza tells us she has been through a couple bad storms while working the fair and everyone knows what to do.

“The fair board is really good about letting the vendors know ahead of time so we can put our flaps down and protect our products,” Pligza said.

Several of those who are showing horses at the fair say the animals do let them know when the weather is about to get nasty.

“Absolutely they do, they start jumping around they get all worked up they know when the storm is coming,” Amy Kohlmorgan of Cortland said.

“Whenever it rains, they kind of get down in the dumps and hide and don’t like poking their heads out too much,” horse owner Dakota Miller said.

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