- Katey Psencik American-Statesman Staff
The unprecedented flooding in La Grange, a city about 60 miles southeast of Austin along the Colorado River, left hundreds of residents without access to their homes and closed major roads throughout town following storms related to Hurricane Harvey.
It also left many wondering: Just days from the annual Fayette County Fair, what happens to the festivities?
The fair, now in its 93rd year, was set to host musical acts Clay Walker, Sunny Sweeney, Kevin Fowler and Curtis Grimes, among others. The fair, which was set to begin Thursday, will still go on as scheduled, but with a few major changes.
Perhaps the biggest change is that the carnival is no longer able to reach the fairgrounds, according to the fair’s Facebook page.
Several other events will be moved to other locations within the fairgrounds, and the concerts will be moved to a front stage set up on asphalt rather than its usual location toward the back of the grounds.
All profit from the fair will be donated to flood victims, fair organizers said.