Leaders with the Boone County Fair do not want to switch locations for 2016, but at the moment, the event’s future remains very uncertain.
The board president spoke to a local political group in Columbia on Friday about where the fair started, and where it is going.
He said it provides an irreplaceable service to the community and remains in a good spot, but the fair needs a permanent home.
“Ultimately I would like to stay there, it’s a beautiful facility, great location for everybody, but I would like to be given a long-term promise, contract. This year-to-year stuff is wearing on everybody,” said Jeff Cook, the Boone Co. Fair Board president.
Earlier this week, the Boone County Commission also talked about turning the property into a large sports complex.