The 15th annual Carbon County Fair kicked off Monday at the fairgrounds along Little Gap Road in Palmerton amid much fanfare.
This is the first year the fair opened on a Monday. It will continue through Saturday.
Robert Silliman, fair president, said, "Being a Class A fair, the fair directors evaluated everything in terms of setup, and thought it would be a great opportunity," Silliman said.
"Apparently it worked; it was the best opening day since 2009, at least."