Recent devastating floods have impacted Coffeyville in multiple ways. Due to the existing conditions, the Montgomery County Fair Association is unwilling to distract resources from flood recovery to the production of this festival. It is clear that the flood recovery will be a lengthy process. Therefore, the Inter-State Fair & Rodeo has been cancelled with the possible exception of a market livestock show.
The market livestock committee is diligently working to determine an alternate livestock show. Breeding stock will not be shown. Eligible animals will be limited to only those market livestock that had been weighed in earlier this year.
Royalty candidates should return their tickets and money by July 11th. Fun Pass and other ticket refunds will begin on July 16th at the ticket office in the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce at 807 Walnut.
The Montgomery County Fair Association encourages their sponsors and supporters to re-direct their budgeted resources toward the flood recovery. Donations for this effort can be made to the Coffeyville Area Community Foundation and designated to the Revitalization of Parks & Recreation at PO Box 635 or to the Pioneer Chapter of the American Red Cross and designate Local Use at 128 W 8th Coffeyville.
Our hearts go out to the flood victims and we hope to have a fantastic Inter-State Fair & Rodeo in 2008.