It was a logical choice? Seriously?!?!
If logic is based only on cheapest cost..... Lots of options around here and Xenia is cheapest and smallest with poorest access too. (that's why it is cheap)
Please explain that there are no other locations...anywhere, that has the same or even more indoor space than the county fairgrounds. Hint: If the county fairgrounds doesn't have enough indoor space, and they are planning to rent tents, why can't they rent tents somewhere else?
DARA has to sell that it had no other options to make the cattle barns look good.
Please explain how "the largest hamfest in the world" is a laughing stock, when Friedrichshafen and Tokyo Ham Fair hold their shows in professional looking arenas/buildings, and dara held their show in a falling down, should be condemned, "building," or now, a county fairgrounds.
No argument there. DARA banks on a title that they won by default many years ago and have run that title into ground and needs to pass it to someone that will do it proper
Please explain how supposedly "dara had a plan in place," which turned out to be a lie, because it was well known that they were scrambling to find a place.
The plan was keep fingers crossed and hope for a miracle. DARA signed at least a two year contract on new dump around September/October well after HARA closed up according to news media back then.
Only way to once again have a proper venue is to boycott this years event and force DARA to change venue or pass crown. But if sheep keep drinking DARA sheepaid and support latest folly, what was once a great event many many years ago will sink even further into the cesspool and become a barn yard 2 dollar flea market with 20 dollar ticket prices.