Seven Tips to Prevent Injuries at State Fair

Summer is finally here, and that means fair and festival season! Many families look forward to the state fair all year long and some fairs can expect attendance to reach the millions. But when you and your family are heading out to enjoy the full state fair experience, it’s a good idea to take some precautions to beat the heat, the crowds and any other safety hazard you may encounter.

By keeping the following safety tips in mind, you and your family should have a safe and fun fair-going experience!

 Seven State Fair Safety Tips:

  1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated on hot days.
  2. Keep a watchful eye on children. It's easy to become separated in large crowds.
  3. Avoid an amusement ride if you see broken parts, signs of improper maintenance or an inattentive operator.
  4. Obey minimum height, age and weight restrictions for all rides and activities.
  5. Park as safely as possible by choosing a well-lit spot. Stay close to other groups while walking to and from the event.
  6. Be sure to wash your hands after petting any animals.
  7. Don’t carry large tote bags with wide openings.

At large events like the state fair, event coordinators and organizers are responsible for protecting the public from accidents and injuries. While many types of accidents and injuries can occur in this setting, only those caused by the negligence of the event organizers can be cause for seeking compensation. These types of cases are usually negligent security or premise liability claims that would result due to incidents such as:

  • Amusement-ride operator error.
  • Mechanical failure of rides due to age and poor maintenance.
  • Poorly designed and defective rides or activities.
  • On-premise assaults and robberies.
  • Preventable slips or falls caused by poor maintenance.

If for any reason you are seriously injured due to someone else's negligence at a fair or festival, report it to the fair or festival coordinators and seek medical attention right away. Then, you may consider contacting a personal injury attorney like Hupy and Abraham to discuss what happened.

If you've been injured at a public event, such as your local county or state fair, know that the personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are here to help. Contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat anytime at
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