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By KFBB News Team

With the Montana State Fair just a few days away, set up is underway at Expo Park to make sure everything is ready to go on Friday.

Tuesday was the first day of carnival set up at the fairgrounds.
More than 60 workers from Thomas Carnival spent Tuesday afternoon setting up rides that will open to the public on Friday night.

There will be 40 rides in total, including the Supershot, which was brand new last year and a big hit among kids and adults.
There will also be a separate shaded area that has fifteen rides and games for the little ones.

Organizers say there is a ride for everyone, including a new one this year that comes from across the world. John Hanschen of Thomas Carnival says, “We got a brand new one that was just brought in from Italy. It’s called the barn yard and it’s an actual barn looking type building that goes around and around and spins and the kids scream and it’s a family ride. The families and kids ride together and it’s a lot of fun.”

The Thomas Carnival started back in 1928 in North Dakota. The workers travel ten months out of the year, setting up carnivals across the United States. Their next stop is Utah.

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