The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 4, 2013

Apps will help visitors navigate the Bloomsburg Fair

By Ashley Wislock
The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — It’s that time of year again - time for fried food, giant pumpkins and cuddly critters, all available at the 158th annual Bloomsburg Fair.

The fair directors gathered today at the soon-to-be bustling fairgrounds to talk about what’s new for 2013, including some high-tech updates to the traditional agriculture fair.

The popular skyride, which debuted in 2012, will have twice as many cars as last year in response to the ride’s popularity, said Rick Reithoffer, president of Reithoffer Shows, the company in charge of the rides at the Fair.

The Giant Wheel will also have a new LED light system which was “100 percent made in America,” Reithoffer said.

The Fair also has a new iPhone and Android app, which features a fair map, list of vendors, and options for sharing your fair experience on social media, said Carey Howell, grandstand director.

As usual, the fair is also gearing up for a week of concerts featuring some recognizable names, including Scotty McCreery, Hunter Hayes, Austin Mahone and Three Days Grace with special guest Finger Eleven.

For more information on any of the Fair’s attractions or performers, visit online at: bloomsburgfair.com.