Rain or shine, Big Fresno Fair vendors are ready

FRESNO, California

Crews were busy hammering out last minute details at the Fresno fairgrounds ahead of opening day. Safety inspector John Dodson heads the team responsible for checking more than 50 rides. On Tuesday Dodson paid special attention to the forecast. He pointed to the giant Ferris wheel and said, "If that is wet we are probably not going to be able to operate it." Organizers say 40% of rides at the fair cannot safely operate during heavy rainfall.

Around the corner, Action News caught up with Charlie Boghosian. Charlie owns the fair-favorite Chicken Charlie. He said, "It's not going to affect our stand from being able to feed people because we'll be here rain or shine. We'll be working and we'll be cooking. It might affect us if it rains a lot and people don't come to the fair"

The wet weather is actually good for some businesses. Dane Baldwin with Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls says the cooler weather makes their warm treats more attractive.

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