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State Fair effected by the heat & drought

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WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Fair opens next Thursday.

And it, like so many things this summer, has been changed because of the weather.

There will be more umbrellas and misters for people if there's more 90-degree heat.

The animals are a big concern; not only because of the heat, but also because the drought has made feed scarce.

"Our feed supply we have a couple providers that we work with, we have a contract with them, and they do have enough supply for us this year. Certainly down the road, it'll be more of an issue than it was for us this year," said Wisconsin State Fair Ag Director Brian Bolan.

Some county fairs have lowered weight requirements this year because the animals have endured intense heat.

The State Fair is not doing that, so animals will be judged by the usual weight guidelines.

Again, the fair opens next Thursday in West Allis and runs for 11 days.

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