Mid-South fair gets underway with intention of giving back - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South fair gets underway with intention of giving back

(WMC-TV) – The Mid-South Fair is in full swing and this year, it plans to give back.

The fair will have plenty of rides, tons of fair food, and shows, which include motocross racing and wrestling.

It has been four years since the Mid-South Fair moved from Memphis to Southaven. The fair is rewarding visitors who bring brand new teddy bears to donate, with $3 off admission.

At the end of the night, all of the bears and the money will be collected and given to the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.

The giving back will not stop there.

The fair is also teaming up with the Mid-South Food Bank Saturday. Fair-goers can get $1 off admission by bringing a can of food to donate.

While all of the rides and unique fair food bring people inside, the fair's president tells Action News 5 it is pride in the community that makes the fair a success every year.

"The fair this year is 156 years young and every single year the focus has been on the community and not only providing an event for the community but giving back," said Mike McGee, Mid-South Fair president.

Teddy Bear donations will be taken until the fair closes tonight at 9 p.m.

For more information about the fair and how you can help give back while it's in town, click here.

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