St. Louis County Fair Brings Money to the Range

By KBJR News 1

July 29, 2013 Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNNOW.COM)

The St. Louis County Fair in Chisholm is a long standing tradition for many on the Range bringing festivities to town for 129 years.

But fun times aren't the only thing the fair brings to the community.

"In the past it's helped us get the word out that we have a business in town," says Vickie Herman of Herbel Life.

Chisholm and surrounding community businesses say they see a spike in sales when the fair is underway.

"It gives us an opportunity to reach more people. People that aren't just in the community but in the surrounding community that don't get into town that often," Herman adds.

Herman says the fairgrounds have given her the opportunity to help make her home a more healthy community.

People from all across the Northland are enjoying the fair while stimulating the regional economy.

Melissa Brownlee of Schweiby's Concessions in Hibbing, says business booms on fair days.

"It gets really busy. Lots of people come and you get swamped."

Jimmy Hase of Mr. Goodies Fine and Ethnic Food give a simple explanation for his businesses success during the five day event.

"Everybody likes to go to the fair, right?"

The St. Louis County Fair boasts to host the five best days of summer.
And judging by the flow of business, many agree.

The Fair continued through July 28th.

Posted to the web by Gabrielle Ware
gware@kbjr.com