Cables were carried, rides bolted, and lemons squeezed on move-in day at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. Just before the start of the week-long fair on Tuesday, Aug. 2, workers, vendors, and contest entrants flocked to the Desert Sage Event Center in Ontario to set the stage on Monday. A last-minute carnival addition brought a slew of classical carnival rides, plus candy-colored food booths promising fresh corn dogs, churros, and more – just one summer day away.
The fair runs through Saturday, Aug. 6.
A truck drives through the Desert Sage Event Center gates to this year's Malheur County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1, 2022. (The Enterprise/CYNTHIA LIU)
Workers carry power cables across the Malheur County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1, 2022, while setting up the space for the start of the fair the next . . .