CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — After the rain Wednesday night at the Clark County Fair, volunteers and board members were busy getting the dirt track ready for Thursday’s truck and tractor pulls.

Jacob Wells with K&J Concessions said they are hoping for a busy night. “We’re hoping that since last night was a washout, we’re hoping that everybody comes tonight. We want to sell out of everything.”

While many Wabash Valley students head back to class, Clark County residents are continuing the summer fun. That fun, all offered at what fair organizers said is a reasonable cost.

“Most places we go to, you’ve got to pay admission, then you got to pay for tickets, or you go to pay for bracelets,” Wells said. “But this actually is probably one of the cheapest fairs that you can get into.”

Tannor Spittler, Treasurer of the Clark County Fair said people come from all over for the low-cost family fun. “Everybody pays $8 at the gate and that includes all the carnival rides. A family of four can come out for $32. Their kids can ride all the rides they want to, play all the games they want to, and yeah, have a good night.”

While the grandstand attractions usually require an additional fee, Thursday truck and tractor pulls are free with fair entry, thanks to generous sponsors.

Fair board members and volunteers were busy Thursday getting the track ready.

“I always joke, we tear this place up, just to fix it all the time, because every event we have, wants something a little different,” Spittler said. “Now we’re trying to dry it up and firm it up because the truck and tractors will like it a little bit more hard. So, it’s just always a lot of dirt moving, a lot of machinery moving, and a lot of man hours.”

While board members were busy prepping for the main attractions, J&K Concessions said they’ve been busy mastering their famous lemon shake-up for years. “About 20 years,” Well said. A lot of people think we’re crazy like it’s not that hard to make a lemon shake-up, but we really care about them and that’s what we’re known for everywhere we go!”

The Clark County Fair runs through Saturday. For a list of the schedule of their advents visit their website.