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Lack of parking at fair and rodeo has some people smiling

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.-- Finding parking for the 40,000 people in Ellensburg for the fair and rodeo has been a challenge, but it's also prompted some to show how business savvy they are. 

Erik Lillquist and his brother sell parking spots on the lawn of their parents rental property.
 
The 2 say it brings in good money that they can put away for college.

So far they've already made over $1,000, the key they say, pack the cars in tight.

"Our strategy mainly is we stand out here, we try to get peoples attention, try to wave them in and we try to pack as many cars in as tightly as we can," said Erik Lillquist.

They say they got the idea after seeing other people in town do the same.

Maybe a couple of future business men, they say they adjust the prices with supply and demand. When there's a popular event at the rodeo, prices usually spike.

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