96th Mississippi Valley Fair kicks off Tuesday

Fair is in town Tuesday until Sunday

By Alice Kang | akang@whbf.com

Published 08/04 2015 05:41AM

Updated 08/04 2015 05:41AM

Mississippi Valley Fair
Mississippi Valley Fair/WHBF

It's a Quad City tradition.
The 96th annual Mississippi Valley Fair is back in town Tuesday.
The six day event brings thousands of people out to the fairgrounds.

With thousands of people headed to the fair.
Organizers say they say they're ready for anything when it come to being safe.
Police and first responders keep a close eye on the fairgrounds inside and out.
But, they say fairgoers should also be on high alert, starting from when they park their car.

Make sure you don't have valuables in your car and if you do make sure it's hidden and your car is locked.
Then once you're in the fairgrounds make sure you keep a close  eye on your purses and bags so nothing can be easily snatched.

Remember you can't bring in backpacks to the fair.
Fair officials say there haven't been any major safety issues at the fair in recent years but one thing they have seen are dogs left in hot cars. So, make sure you keep your pets at home.

Organizers say safety is their number one priority.

“The key to it is we run a city here in six days we really do so you need everything that takes to run a city that's how you can sum it up,” said Bob Fox, general manager, Mississippi Valley Fair.

Remember the fair runs Tuesday until Sunday.

If you're headed to the fair Tuesday there are temporary no parking areas click here: http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/egov/documents/1438197832_36415.pdf

For more information about the fair click here: http://www.mvfair.com/fairinfo.html

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