The U.P. State Fair is finally here.
This year's fair has stirred up much excitement. Part of the reason is this is the first year the fair is under the direction of the U.P. State Fair Authority, not the state of Michigan. A dedicated group of organizers have arranged to have many of the fair's favorite attractions return this year. They have also brought in a wide array of new attractions for the public.
It looks as if this fair has the potential to be one of the best.
It's a big week for the fair. It is also a big week for the Daily Press. There are many events the Daily Press covers throughout the year. The U.P. State Fair, however, is one of our biggest endeavors.
Each year, our staff strives to bring our readers a multitude of stories and photos concerning happenings at the fair. This year is no different. We invest a great deal of time and effort to cover this event because we believe it is one of the cornerstones of the area. The yearly event helps shape the area into what it is.
Like the U.P. State Fair, the Daily Press plans to provide old favorites in its daily coverage, along with some new concepts.
One of these is our coverage of fair judging results. In the past, we have published judging results in the newspaper over several weeks. Because of the sheer volume of judging results, publishing them in a shorter time frame was impossible. Unfortunately, our readers and ribbon winners had to wait to see the results.
Thanks to technology, this will no longer be a problem. This year, U.P. State Fair judging results will be reported exclusively on the Daily Press website, www.dailypress.net. To find out the latest judging results, log on to our website and click on the U.P. State Fair judging results category. You will find the results there as they are made available to us.
Readers will get up-to-date information fast, and ribbon winners won't have to wait to see their names. We think this change will help make our fair coverage better than ever.
See you at the fair.