ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Fair opened its gates Tuesday morning, packing sunshine and warm temperatures after a cool start to the day.
The sounds of entertainment could be heard as people made their way to the ticket booths at the Main Gate.
Fair-goers can expect some new things at this year's fair. Fairgrounds Director Harold Phillips believes the addition of Zuma Zuma is something everyone should see.
He says that community input always helps him choose what comes to the fair. "A lot of people tug me, make lots of suggestions," he said. "For example, the extreme dogs, there ya go, there's a great input for them. They've been wanting this back so we've brought it back."
In addition to added entertainment, old favorites can also be found. Familiar faces hit the Charter Communications stage, and always popular, the kids getting their faces painted.
Dock Dogs were brought back to the fair this year, and as always, the fair concerts pack people in.
This year's fair also brings with it the opportunity for people to enjoy the carnival rides for less than they may have paid in the past.
There are several deals going on throughout the week, and Phillips says that if fair-goers plan out their trip, they can pretty much get in for free every day.
But all of those rides, food, games and entertainment don't just happen on their own. Phillips says it's a year-long planning process. "There's a lot of planning going into this. This is a 360, actually 365 day planning process. 5 days of that 365 happens to be the fair."