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Forthcoming decision on demolition derby holds fate of fall fair

There's a push for more than just a few floats, like the one in the 1997 Grand Forks Fall Fair, at the 2017 edition. — Photo, Grand Forks Fall Fair

A request to add a demolition derby to the Grand Forks and District Fall Fair this year is expected to be the lynchpin on whether the ailing event continues or not.

Declining attendance has put the fall fair on the ropes as the organizers have searched for ways to prop the event up, and keep it strong and intact for future years.