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Commissioners sign contract for new carnival at Western Montana Fair

Published On: Mar 05 2013 07:54:35 PM MST   Updated On: Mar 05 2013 08:45:36 PM MST
County commissioners sign contract for new carnival at Western Montana Fair

Missoula County signed on with a new carnival company to serve the Western Montana Fair next fall.

Commissioners signed a three-year contract to hire North Star Amusements of Wyoming.

It replaces another carnival company that was late on the fair's opening day last year, and had a number of inoperable rides.

North Star will feature 55 so-called spectacular  rides, 14 major adult rides, 11 kiddie rides, 20 to 40 games, and up to six food concessions.

"We're hoping to generate somewhere in the neighborhood of $300,000 gross revenue," said fair director Steve Earle. "And out of that we expect the return of  $110,000 back to Missoula County and into the fair budget."

The Western Montana Fair is scheduled for August 6-11.