Be fair to Moose Jaw's fair

Moose Jaw Times Herald - Editorial Staff
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It was a rainy start to the Hometown Fair on Friday, but that didn’t take any of the fun out of it. 

The ride Vertigo swings its occupants around as it rises at the 2014 Hometown Fair on June 21, 2014.

Saturday also saw a little bit of rain and yet organizers said that lines for all gates were longer than last year. If there’s one thing that can be taken from this it’s that there are a lot of happy and eager fair-goers in Moose Jaw.

New attractions were a hit. Shrieks echoed through the air as people rode on thrill rides. Music blared over the speakers. The fair was another success this year.

There might be people out there who compare Moose Jaw’s Hometown Fair to Regina’s Queen City Ex. This is an unfair comparison. Yes, Regina’s event is bigger and it goes on for more days, but it’s not fair to discredit Moose Jaw’s fair.

It’s the perfect size for our community. Line-ups for popular rides were long, but not too long. Alleyways were full, but not over-crowded.

All of the fan-favourite rides were there anyway. If we’re lenient to thrill rides, there was the Fireball and the Super Shot.

If we prefer spinning rides, there was Alien Invasion and Zero Gravity. If we’re too small to experience crazy adult rides, there were tons of kiddie rides to choose from. There were even swings that soared everyone high up in the sky.

There were many shows as well, for kids and adults alike. Seating for those was ideal. The Safari Jeff reptile show was full and maybe could’ve used some more chairs now and then, but it was nothing unmanageable.

The biggest line-up at the fair was always to get into the fair grounds. Once anyone gets in, there is no problem. It’s a size where we can’t easily get lost or if we do, it’s pretty easy to figure out where to go.

There were plenty of attractions to please everyone. This year even included a hypnotist and a laser show. Concerts were also put on and there were games and food to enjoy.

Moose Jaw isn’t Regina just as Regina isn’t Moose Jaw. For people out there who constantly compare us to our neighbouring city and put our city down, we shouldn’t do that. We have a great community here and, as this weekend certainly proved, we also have a great fair.

All Times-Herald editorials are written by the editorial staff.

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Regina, Queen City

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