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Richland County Fair & Rodeo Looks Forward To Celebrate 2021 Centennial With New Sign


December 30, 2020 | View PDF

When driving past the entrance of the Richland County Fairgrounds, along West Holly St., Sidney, you may have seen a brand-new Richland County Fair and Rodeo sign. This new digital sign displays messages for upcoming events, ticket information, greetings, and advertising. It also has the ability to display images along with words. 

"There really is a lot that can be added to the screen for multiple purposes. I am continuing to learn its capabilities and what can all be displayed. The sign also lists other county offices that are located near the Fairgrounds-Public Works, Aging Services and the Transit Center," stated Jamie Larson, Richland County Fair manager. 

Stevenson Design, Inc. along with Corland Construction as the contractor designed the architecture for this project.

This sign is a significant upgrade from the previous wooden sign. This upgrade was made possible by generous sponsors: Oneok and Mid-Rivers Communications. "Both companies graciously donated toward the project and definitely made it possible to be completed. A huge thank you to them and their generosity," added Larson. 

This new sign has been long-awaited. "We actually started discussions for the sign with the county commissioners in 2013. It took a few years and additional funding, but it finally happened," said Larson. 

The sign was finally completed in June 2020. Larson is excited to celebrate the Centennial in 2021 with this completed sign. 

She explained that signage is important for any venue, from advising the public to what is happening/events in the community to assisting those who don't know where the fairgrounds, Public Works, etc. are located. She said, "We do have a lot of out-of-town visitors who do not know where the fairgrounds is located, so this is an added benefit to having a sign."

"It is a beautiful, functional sign with the ability to display important information for community members and those traveling to our area for the fair, events, meetings, or just visiting"


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