Fairgrounds need strategic plan for success
The Haywood County Fairgrounds mean a lot of things to many people. It is the site of the annual county fair but also host to many other events that attract tourists to our county, including horse shows, tractor pulls, agriculture auctions and much more. And those tourists drive economic development within the county by spending money on hotel rooms, eating at our local restaurants and buying goods from our local businesses.
One could argue that a family or a couple close to retirement may visit Haywood for the first time to attend one of the fairgrounds’ events, fall in love with the community and decide to buy a house and move here.
But those scenarios are not possible if the fairgrounds are not maintained and marketed sufficiently to attract more events and more people. Members of the ...