"Well, its been a different kind of year. Fortunately, the fair has provided us with as much water as we need, in gallon jugs," said lemonade vendor Timmy Vance.
Fair officials set up a water distribution center in the back parking lot of the fair. The water is provided in three gallon boxes. Vendors can use the bottled water for hand washing, food preparation and for washing dishes.
Most vendors do not expect the water issue to affect business and fair goers were not discouraged either. Hundreds of people lined up to enter the fairgrounds for the first day.
"Come to the fair, come have a good time, release the pressure. Come on over, the fair is great, the fairgrounds are perfect, parking is fine," said fair goer Artie Scott.
Scott believes the fair is a good outlet for the community and a nice distraction from the turmoil surrounding the Midlands.