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Fair parking will be tricky

The Island County Fair Association and city of Langley officials warn fair-goers about potential parking problems during this week’s event.

There will be less parking available at this year’s Island County Fair due to construction and the loss of parking at the new site of the fire station.

However, there will be more parking available at the Langley Middle School as a fundraiser for the South Whidbey High School Booster Club.

The Boy Scouts parking lot will be back on the corner of Camano Avenue and Edgecliff Drive. The Whidbey Children’s Theater will also be providing parking at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Free parking close to the fair is available on Langley Road between Maxwelton Road and Sandy Point Road, and at the CMA Church on the corner of Sixth Street and Cascade Avenue.

Handicapped parking is available at the school ballfield parking lot.

A good alternative to driving to the fair is public transit.

Island Transit drops off and picks up right at the fairgrounds on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Island Transit is running an extended schedule during the fair, including evenings and Sunday service for the entire island.

Fair-goers can catch a bus from South Whidbey Intermediate School on Maxwelton Road or the Nos. 7 and 8 buses on weekdays and No. 1 bus on the weekend.

City of Langley officials recommend visitors review the new fair parking guide and expanded Island Transit bus service at the at www.islandcountyfair.com. Click on the “Bus Service/Parking” on the left.

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