Carnivals Will Come Twice A Year

by Donna McCollum

East Texans love carnivals. Next year, Nacogdoches County will host not one, but two.

The Nacogdoches County Exposition Center is ending its longtime relationship with Murphy Brothers Carnival. They've hired a new firm from Missouri.

The Evans United, a family-owned business, will bring the return of a spring carnival to Nacogdoches. Later in the year, they will return for the Pineywoods Fair.

Expo Center Director Bill Plunkett says the contract will guarantee Nacogdoches County at least a $25,000 return, rain or shine.