First Day of Delaware State Fair Sees Oppressive Heat - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

First Day of Delaware State Fair Sees Oppressive Heat

Posted: Updated:
A vendor cooks at the Delaware State Fair. A vendor cooks at the Delaware State Fair.

HARRINGTON, Del.- Many people associate the Delaware State Fair with extremely hot weather --- some of them even felt the oppressively warm temperature on Thursday was appropriate for the event as it kicked off its centennial celebration.

"It's too hot but it always is. It's always hot or raining," said Renne Whitemore of Seaford, who was among the first people to visit the fair as it kicked off on Thursday.

For many people, the heat is bad enough when you are just walking around the fairgrounds but Clint Yoder, who works with food vendor Little Richard's, said the temperatures are even worse when you're working over a hot grill.

"We just drink a lot of water, we'll stand in front of a fan, but for the most part we're ready and expecting the heat," he said.

The fairgrounds do have a nurses station where people can head to if they are feeling sick.

Jill Tatman, a registered nurse there, said people should try to limit the amount of fair food or sugary drinks they consume.

"Try to stay away from the caffeine drinks or really sugary drinks," she said. "Water is the best."

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Suspect Holds Dunkin' Employee at Gunpoint During Robbery

    Suspect Holds Dunkin' Employee at Gunpoint During Robbery

    Easton police are searching for a man after a Dunkin' employee was held at gunpoint. Easton Police officers responded to the Dunkin' at 8461 Ocean Gateway just after midnight on Monday for a report of an armed robbery.

    More

    Easton police are searching for a man after a Dunkin' employee was held at gunpoint. Easton Police officers responded to the Dunkin' at 8461 Ocean Gateway just after midnight on Monday for a report of an armed robbery.

    More
  • WBOC Noon Weather: August 19, 2019

    WBOC Noon Weather: August 19, 2019

  • 2 Killed in Delaware Plane Crash

    2 Killed in Delaware Plane Crash

    Delaware State Police, Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred Sunday morning. Officers say the only people on board the plane, a pilot and a passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are being withheld until next of kin is notified. 

    More

    Delaware State Police, Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred Sunday morning. Officers say the only people on board the plane, a pilot and a passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are being withheld until next of kin is notified. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices