MASON CITY, Iowa – After a lot of planning, the North Iowa Fair kicks off this afternoon and we have a lot planned to bring you.
The fair officially began at noon on Wednesday and will continue throughout the weekend.
We stopped by earlier this morning to see some of the last minute preparations.
Vendors were just arriving, and 4-H kids were getting their animals cleaned and ready to go.
Organizers say planning for the North Iowa Fair takes about a year.
“We actually start as soon as the fair ends the year before and we just keep on working straight through. There’s a lot that goes into it, a lot of great work on a lot of people’s parts,” says Event Planner, Robin McClelland.