MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Greater Gulf State Fair closed nearly two hours early Saturday night for what The Grounds officials are calling “disruptive behavior.”
News 5 saw videos of fights that broke out between teenagers at The Grounds. Mobile Police have confirmed there was not a shooting.
The fair was set to close at midnight but the rides were shut off around 10:15 p.m. and people were ushered out of The Grounds.
The fair will re-open Sunday at noon. Executive Director of The Grounds and District 6 city councilman, Josh Woods, told News 5 that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult after 6 p.m. moving forward.
“It’s very sad. We had to close early, but due to this behavior, we did close early. But one of the things that I am proud about is the fact that we were able to implement policies and procedures. We closed the midway, also were able to get everybody out. And, you know, honestly, we had to close. And I’m very happy to report there’s no injuries or anything on the Midway tonight,” said Woods during an interview Saturday night. Sunday is the final day of the fair and Woods says it’s been a strong season.