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Carnival NOT Eliminated from 2013 Umatilla County Fair

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HERMISTON, Ore. - Despite widespread social media rumors, the carnival will return to the 2013 Umatilla County Fair.

A spokesperson for the Umatilla County Fair Board says the carnival will be back and bigger than ever. However, due to construction of a new athletic complex at Hermiston High School, the carnival will be moved to a bigger area west of the new field.

Carnival wristbands with reduced pricing can be purchased now through August 5th at the following locations: Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, Fiesta Foods-Hermiston, Columbia Bank-Hermiston and Columbia Harvest Foods-Umatilla.

The Umatilla County Fair will be held in its current location on Orchard Avenue through at least 2015. The Fair officially opens on August 6. The annual fair parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 3 in downtown Hermiston