Salem Fair organizers optimistic; workers still needed

Roanoke Valley News

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The rides and booths are being dusted off as the Salem Fair returns this year.

Organizers say workers are not readily available. There are around 200 people working at the fair so far, but many more are needed for all shifts. Organizers told WFXR News they are willing to give anyone who can pass the background check a job.

While the nights have been long, organizers plan to have the fair up and ready to go when doors open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. All the hard work WFXR News is told is worth it.

“Seeing the smiling face of all these young kids that have been suffering through COVID that they’ve been locked up, haven’t been able to go to school, see their friends, their first big chance to get out and have a good time and see all their friends and just enjoy themselves,” said James Ingram, Midway Liaison.

Officials say they are optimistic about this year’s fair stating they already have the same amount of rides and food vendors as of 2019 — when the fair was a great success.

WFXR News will be live from the Salem Fair Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. and is a proud sponsor of opening night.

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