Inflation impacting fair vendors at La Porte County Fair

NOW: Inflation impacting fair vendors at La Porte County Fair

A Mexican food vendor from South Bend is out this week at the LaPorte County Fair. One of the owners says that while inflation affects some parts of the fair, he tries to do his part to help make sure fairgoers are not feeling that much of the money pinch.

“Inflation has affected some people but as I do it, I try to buy stuff in bulk to pass the dollar on the people so they can afford to come to the fair, have fun and do multiple things. And when inflation is hot, people come to the fair because it’s closer to home and people can enjoy themselves and still have fun with their family,” said Wiley Powell, Owner of Wiley’s.

Powell said that while businesses across the country feel the effects of inflation, they are doing what they can to make sure the rising costs don’t ruin the family fun.

Powell said he’s trying to sell food at a reasonable price for good quality so people can enjoy the fair and still have fun.

He's been a vendor at the LaPorte County Fair for the past couple of years and loves coming out to enjoy the fair culture with everyone else.

“That’s why we come to fairs," Powell said. "We enjoy the fair as much as we are serving the food.”

The LaPorte County Fair is open now until Saturday July 15th.

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