TURLOCK - Gov. Jerry Brown’s department of finance has recommended that all $32 million of all the California county fairs funding be eliminated.
The proposed elimination of funding will reduce the income stream and job creation by an estimated 30 percent, resulting in a net loss to the state. This puts 29 California fairs at risk of closure.
However, the Stanislaus County Fair is not one of the 29 fairs at risk and will continue operating its fairgrounds as well as the Fair’s 10-day run event.
"This will have an impact on the Stanislaus County Fair, but our Fair has worked for many years to be a stable and fiscally established business," said Chris Borovansky, chief executive officer for the Stanislaus County Fair.