Board approves 1-year beer garden test at rodeo
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Officials in Twin Falls County are willing to try for one year the idea of setting up a beer garden at events at the arena like rodeos, concerts and the annual county fair.
The county fair board voted 4-2 to approve the idea this week. The board also agreed to reconsider in a year whether alcohol sales is good for events like the fair.
Supporters see beer sales as a way to bring more people and revenue to the county's fair. The Times-News reported that attendance last September was more than 81,800, a slight decline from 2009 but an even bigger dip from the more than 84,000 who came in 2008.
Sales will be limited to specific areas and beer will be barred from the carnival area of the fair.
Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com
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