Merchants Gear up for County Fair

In Longview, it was the final weekend of trade days before the annual Gregg County Fair which usually draws thousands of visitors to East Texas.

Merchants at the fairgrounds are again doing a good business as they gear up for a time when they traditionally pull in a large portion of their yearly income.

The Gregg County Fair begins in September, but this year it is scheduled during the observance of the September 11th tragedy.  That has some merchants, this weekend, worried the solemn nature of the September anniversary may keep people away.

Still they're hoping people will celebrate life by coming to the fair. The Gregg County Fair runs from September 10th through the 14th.