Fairgoers make a “laterally moving” crowd, according to Harold Phillips, director of the Douglas County Fair. They wander from place to place, pausing as they do, taking in what’s around them before ambling off to the next enticement. That’s why Phillips lays out the fair like he does: something shiny in every direction, and no less than 20 attractions at once. He said he wants to ensure the experience is absolutely worth the $9 cost of admission. “Everywhere you turn, there should be something going on there,” he said during a tour of the grounds last week. Cute animals. Face …
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