"From all indications it went very well, especially as my first time organizing the fair," said Dotsi Graves, this year's Pacific County Fair head honcho.
"There are always things that we can improve on, and I realize that," she added. "We have already started working on next year, as we discovered things during this year's run."
Speaking with local law enforcement as well as members of local government, Graves notes that everyone was positive about this year's fair. "We all had a ball, and for it being my first time, I have learned so much."
Things that she will be taking heed on and making improvements for next year are already on the list.
"One thing that does come to mind was the fact that dogs are not allowed at the fair," Graves said. "Based on health reasons, we cannot allow people to bring in their pets. We really didn't get the word out enough, but when people showed up they understood. A "helper" animal is always allowed. But because of health department regulations not all are allowed."
Even with that residents were all smiles and had a good time at the fair.
"You learn from those that have been doing it, and I had a lot of help," Graves said. "It was a great team and we were surprised at some of the things that went better than expected, like the increase of poultry and rabbit entries, as well as the open horse competition."
For Graves and the Fair Board, things are already in motion for next year. The suggestion box for the upcoming theme for next year is being looked at and when selected will set in motion all of the things that go into setting up such an event.
"After we choose a theme, we build the art contest for the kids to design the fair book around that, get busy collecting the information to make the book and it starts all over again."
Graves looks to be in the position for the 2015 Pacific County Fair and is eager to get things started even after the work from this fair is still pending the official count and revenue numbers.
"We had an estimated 14,500 people through the gates this year, compared to last year at 14,810 the numbers look to be improving."
To keep tabs on what is happening and community real-time comments people are taking to the Pacific County fair, WA Facebook site to discuss this year's event and suggesting for next year.