Planning for future fairs, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the chairman to sign a five-year agreement with Wold Amusement, Inc. for carnival services.
This year’s Lassen County Fair, themed “Back in the Saddle,” is set for July 21 to July 25.
Formal bidding procedures were initiated on Feb. 8, and proposals were opened on March 18. A total of 15 carnival operators received proposal packages and one was submitted back to the county.
The agreement with Wold Amusement ensures a guaranteed revenue of $50,000 a year to the Lassen County Fair budget, and Fair Manager Kaitlyn Downing noted the county could back out of the agreement if they were unhappy.
According to the contract’s scope of services, World Amusements Inc. has to provide a minimum of five spectacular type rides, like the Giant or Century Wheel, a minimum of nine major type rides and a minimum of eighth kiddie type rides. There must also be a minimum of eight games concessions and three food concessions supplied by the contractor.
The contractor shall pay Lassen County a percentage of the gross ride receipts from the operation of rides and shows of not less than 40 percent for presale and not less than 35 percent for onsite sales.
The contractor shall pay the county a flat rate of no less than $200 per game and $300 per food concession.
According to the payment agreement, the contractor agrees to a $50,000 guarantee to Lassen County.
The board approved the authorization during the Tuesday, April 13 meeting.