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In wake of recent shootings, Tulare County Fair taking additional security precautions

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:09:16-04

TULARE, Calif. — After the tragic Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting event organizers across the nation are looking at ways to enhance security, including the Tulare County Fair.

Celebrating its centennial year the Tulare County Fair is making big changes and not just when it comes to attractions. Fairgoers will need to pass through a metal detector before entering the grounds this year. Additionally, law enforcement and private security will be patrolling during fair hours and officials say the enhancement is meant as a way to give people peace of mind.

The metal detector rentals and additional employees to monitor them will cost the fair roughly $25,000. The fair is happening from September 11th until the 15th.