Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -
The price of taking your family to the fair is going up. This story had a lot of folks talking on our Facebook page, people wondering how families can afford the rising costs. Fox 44's Brittney Hibbs breaks down the numbers to find out just how much this is going to cost you.
The 10 day festival will go up from 10 dollars for adults to 12 dollars with kids pricing staying the same. But it's a price some families say they just can't afford. Fuel prices are getting the blame and it's costing more to bring in acts and entertainment this year.
In one month, thousands of folks will line up to attend the fair in Essex Junction. But this year it's going to cost a little bit more to get through the gates.
"Five dollars for kids and 12 dollars for adults," said Tim Shea, Executive Director, for the Champlain Exposition.
A two dollar increase on adult tickets, a price mom, Ashley Parah, calls ridiculous, "It's hard enough on families as it is, to raise the ticket prices two dollars."
I wanted to find out just how much it would cost a typical family of four to attend this year's fair, here's what I found:
Let's say the Johnson's have two kids over the age of five and it's five dollars a car to park. Of course you'll each get a corn dog and each want a drink to wash it down. Let's not forget fried dough, everyone can find room for that!
Plus, as Ashley puts it the kids will be begging to go on a couple rides, "I want to do this. They are doing that. Can I? Can I? Can I?"
Add it all up and for a day at the fair you are looking at a grand total of $108 dollars.
"That's a whole week of groceries right there."
But as Shea puts it, "The prices to go into the movies, area attractions and local water parks we feel we are right in line and competitive and quite honestly a great value."
Great value or not, it's a price Ashely isn't willing to spend on one day, "It's definitely too expensive this year to go."
Now one thing you can do is buy discounted tickets the week before the fair at the box office to get 25 % off ticket prices.
Champlain Valley Fair Admission Prices RaiseMore>>