One day after the announcement that there won’t be a 2015 Grayson County Fair, the group of people who put on the fair each year is looking for some help.

One day after the announcement that there won’t be a 2015 Grayson County Fair, the group of people who put on the fair each year is looking for some help.


"We need some people who want to work to make this a great fair every year," David Hawley, president of the Grayson County Fair board, said in a phone interview.


He said the board needs people who will show up and work.


"It takes a lot of work to put the fair on," Hawley said. In a news release, Hawley said he wanted to thank all of the sponsors who have worked with the fair in the past and the ones who were set to do so this year.


"It has been over 20 years that this fair has been going, but we have run into some obstacles that lead up to this decision," Hawley said.


On Tuesday Joyce White, who is also on the fair board, said the group lost the carnival that was slated for the 2015 edition of the fair when its owner died. Hawley said the money the board makes on the carnival is part of what it used every year to start planning the next year’s fair.


He said 2014 was a rough year due to the rains, so the amount of money the board had to work with in 2015 was lower than usual. Still, he said, they had things in place to make sure there would be a livestock show in 2015 and great vendors and entertainment. But not having the carnival was a blow. Hawley said no one wants it to be the death blow for the fair overall.


"We are going to leave the Facebook page up," Hawley said. He said the board would like to encourage those who are interested in helping with the 2016 Grayson County fair to get in touch with the board through that page.


He said the group will start working on the next fair in November.


Hawley said anyone who paid money toward the 2015 fair will get a refund from the fair board.